Executive Leadership

Executive Leadership

Executive leadership

YMCA of the USA is the national resource office for the Ys in the U.S. and is led by a diverse and experienced group of professionals. Some of our executive leaders have spent their entire careers with the Y; others have brought valuable perspectives from other organizations and sectors. All of them are deeply committed to advancing the Y’s mission and to working to strengthen communities. 

Suzanne McCormick

President and CEO

Shawn Borzelleri

Executive V.P./Chief Network Experience Officer

Neal Denton

Senior V.P./Chief Government Affairs Officer

Tom Gardner

Senior V.P./Chief Information Officer

Lynda Gonzales-Chavez

Senior V.P./Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Global Officer

Heather Hughes

Senior V.P., Strategic Alignment

Karyn Kirk

Executive V.P./Chief Legal Officer

Tina MacVeigh

Executive V.P./Chief Learning and Leadership Development Officer

Paul McEntire

Executive V.P./Chief Operations Officer

Cesar Silva

Executive V.P./Chief Administrative Officer

Valerie Barker Waller

Senior V.P./Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

Kevin Washington

Immediate Past National President and CEO

Kate Wollensak

Executive V.P./Chief People and Culture Officer

Who We Are

The YMCA is the leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community. Learn more about who we are as an organization.

  • Our Mission

    For over 175 years, the Y's mission has been to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We embrace inclusivity and community, welcoming and supporting people of all backgrounds to reach their full potential.

  • YMCA of the USA National Board of Directors

    Our board of directors brings a diverse set of skills and experience to the strategic vision and direction of the Y. Their unique talents help guide the Y's path to continued growth and impact.

  • Our Impact

    The YMCA is committed to strengthening communities across the country and around the world and to providing everyone with the support and opportunities they need to thrive.