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. 

YMCA CEO Suzanne McCormick

Suzanne McCormick

President and CEO

Shawn Borzelleri

Shawn Borzelleri

Senior V.P. of Service Delivery, Program Development and Innovation

Neal Denton, Senior V.P./Chief Government Affairs Officer - YMCA

Neal Denton

Senior V.P./Chief Government Affairs Officer

Headshot of Tom Gardner

Tom Gardner

Senior V.P./Chief Information Officer

Lynda Gonzales-Chavez

Lynda Gonzales-Chavez

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

Heather Hughes

Heather Hughes

Senior V.P., Strategic Alignment

Karyn Kirk

Karyn Kirk

Executive V.P./Chief Legal Officer

Paul McEntire

Paul McEntire

Executive V.P./Chief Operations Officer

Cesar Silva headshot

Cesar Silva

Executive V.P./Chief Administration Officer

Valerie Barker Waller, CMO - YMCA

Valerie Barker Waller

Senior V.P./Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

Kevin Washington, President and CEO - YMCA

Kevin Washington

Immediate Past National President and CEO

Kate Wollensak, Senior V.P./Chief Human Resources Officer - YMCA

Kate Wollensak

Senior V.P./Chief Human Resources 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.