Jack Fucci

President and CEO

The West Suburban YMCA welcomed Jack as its President and CEO in September of 2014.  He joined our Y after serving as Executive Director for the YMCA of Greater Boston and leading the Y’s in Brighton and Waltham, MA. Jack has 30 years in the health, wellness and hospitality industries, 15 of which have been in the YMCA movement.  He has led volunteer boards and staff teams that have resulted in significant organizational growth in membership, philanthropy, partnerships and community impact.  In his time with the Y, his accomplishments have included building the first standalone teen center in Brighton, launching an inclusive health and wellness program that serves individuals of all abilities and creating a Martin Luther King day of service event that supports families living in shelters. 
Jack is leading our new strategic planning initiative. In his short time here, he has led an aggressive period of fundraising and reinvestment that has resulted in the resurgence of our resident camp, Frank A. Day, in E. Brookfield, MA as well as membership and participation growth at our Newton facility.
Jack has a deep commitment to inclusion and community service locally and nationally. He is involved with the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission Advisory Board, City of Newton Children’s Cabinet, YUSA CEO Strategic Planning Advisory Committee, Newton Rotary and the Newton/Needham Chamber of Commerce.
Jack may be reached at 617-244-6050 x3004

Trevor Williams

Vice President of Operations

Trevor joined the team here at the West Suburban YMCA in September 2015 after a long career working for the YMCA of Central Massachusetts.  As the Head of Operations for our Y, Trevor is focused on the experience you have each time you visit us.  He oversees the Facilities, Marketing, Membership, Aquatics, Wellness, Sports, Family Services and Creative Arts departments.  In addition, Trevor manages Newton Corner Place; our 28 room, single occupancy resident hall. 
Trevor would tell you he enjoys discussing the operations of the Y with members and staff.  He likes to try new ideas and experiment in small ways to improve the Y experience.  Trevor managed and led the recent renovations completed in 2016. In interviewing Trevor, you come away feeling his energy, passion and enthusiasm for our Y and sense his passion to continue to develop the staff and programs we offer.   


Trevor may be reached at x3021

Laura Snow

Director of Human Resources

As The Director of Human Resources, Laura leads Human Resources practices and objectives that provide an employee-oriented; high-performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards; goal attainment and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce.  She oversees the development and implementation of talent management/ human resources policies, as well as plans and services including recruitment, selection, legal compliance, employee benefits, compensation, employee relations, diversity and inclusion, employment practices and procedures, and employee communications and events.


Laura can be reached at x3033

Kevin Johnson

Resident Services Coordinator

Kevin join the WSY in March 2017 and brings extensive community leadership and project management experience having most recently served as Massachusetts Program Manager with Teach Plus. A graduate of Springfield College School of Human Services, Kevin has certificates in community engagement, trauma response and nonviolent crisis intervention.

Kevin is responsible for coordinating and implementing the resident services program for Newton (NCP) Corner Place; our 28 room single occupancy resident hall located at the WSY.  One of his main responsibilities is help residents maintain their housing and connect them with supports and resources. Kevin also works closely with Newton Community Development Foundation (NCDF) to ensure the smooth transition of residents into Newton Corner Place and how to positively navigate within the WSY property. 

Christie Caporale-Bilotto

Administrative Assistant/Volunteer Coordinator

Christie has been the Administrative Assistant at the West Suburban YMCA since March 2015. Her duties include providing clerical support to the President’s office and Board of Directors as well as assisting the Human Resources Department. Prior to her current position, Christie worked for a non-profit arts organization in Scottsdale, Arizona. She holds her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Ashford University. In addition to her administrative duties at the Y, you can also find Christie on the group exercise schedule, teaching yoga twice a week. 

Christie may be reached at x3015


Amanda Pierce

Director of Aquatics

Amanda began working at the WSYMCA in October of 2006. As the Aquatics Director, she develops and administers a variety of aquatics programming here at the Y. In her spare time Amanda likes to experiment with recipes in the kitchen and travel.
Certifications: Lifeguard Instructor, Water Safety Instructor, Lifeguard, Professional CPR/AED and First Aid.
Amanda may be reached at x3127

Kelly Finn

Assistant Director of Aquatics

Kelly started working at the WSYMCA in April of 2014.  She been a lifeguard and swim instructor for 17 years. Kelly has been certified under USA Swim for 13 years and has been a lifeguarding Instructor for 5 years. Kelly started playing in her grandparent’s backyard pool as a baby and has been swimming ever since.  She started swimming on her local town team at 8-years-old and started on a club swim team at age 10.  Kelly continued swimming competitively through high school, but had to stop in college due to a knee injury.  As soon as she was old enough she began working as a lifeguard and swim instructor at her local recreation department, where she stayed until she joined our team. When she is not working at the Y, Kelly enjoys spending time with my family, traveling and going to the beach.

Kelly may be reached at x3013

Alexa Serafine

Aquatics Coordinator

Alexa started working at the West Suburban YMCA in June 2015. She helps oversee the aquatics department. Alexa he has been a certified lifeguard for the past eight years and has been a lifeguard instructor for the past two years. Alexa has her B.S. in Movement and Sports Studies from Springfield College. In her spare time she enjoys going to the beach and reading. 

Certifications: Certified Lifeguard & Lifeguard Instructor

Alexa can be reached at x3086

Camping Services

Keri Person

Director of Camping Operations

Keri joined the YMCA movement as a high school student working in summer camp and afterschool programs with the Y of Metro North. She began her professional career with the Y of Greater Boston where she served in a variety of capacities within the realm youth development, most recently as the Director of Youth and Family Services.  Keri joined the West Suburban team in March of 2015 as the Director of Operations for the Camping Services Branch.   She has a breadth of knowledge of governmental agencies and compliance organizations including the Department of Public Health, Department of Public Safety and Department of Labor as well as Early Education Care and the American Camping Association. 

Keri may be reached x3118

Stephan Lockney

Camp Frank A. Day Director

Stephan joined the team here at the West Suburban YMCA in December 2017 after 23 years working for the YMCA of Central Massachusetts.  As a career YMCA camping professional, Stephan believes that summer camp offers a unique chance for children to build social and emotional skills that help them mature into thriving young adults. He has a passion for training peers in the industry in staff training, recruitment, retention, motivation along with child development and child protection.  His past work in Central Massachusetts at a camp serving the special needs populations was recognized by the State of Massachuetts as a Distinguished Program and he hopes to continue that inclusive-based work with the West Suburban YMCA and Camp Frank A Day.  Stephan is returning to his residential camp roots and he is exited to learn all the Camp Frank A. Day traditions along with starting some new traditions and programs for campers to enjoy for years to come.

Bill St. Martin

Camp Frank A. Day Facility Manager

Bill joined the Y as Camp Frank A. Day's Facility Manager in May 2017 after many years experience in facility management and construction - ranging from a local Sturbridge campground to construction and contracting companies and roofing/ gutter company.  His vast experience and expertise ranges from building new homes, to electrical and plumbing work, to heating and air conditioning as well as painting and carpentry.  Bill is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of Camp Frank A. Day, our overnight camp in East Brookfield, MA.. Bill is passionate about what he does and loves to work outdoors on a daily basis.


Edward Szeman

Camp Chickami Director

Eddie Szeman has worked in camping services and environmental education for nine years. He first joined the Y movement by working for seven years at the YMCA Camp Thunderbird in Lake Wylie, South Carolina. Eddie then traveled north to work three summers for a private camp in Poland, ME.

Since joining the West Suburban YMCA, Eddie has worked in Membership Services, Aquatics, Child Care and now Camping Services. He also oversees staffing, programming and operations at Camp Chickami.

Eddie may be reached at x3812

Marie Minardi

Camping Services Registrar

Marie can be reached at x3008

Child Care

Georgette Chiasson

Child Care Director

Georgette joined the WSYMCA team in October 2016 as the Preschool and Family Services Director. She comes to us with a Masters in Early Childhood Education. Georgette has an extensive background in the early childhood field as well as the YMCA.  She is accomplished in the areas of curriculum development, Head Start, NAEYC accreditation, professional development and training, parent and community engagement and program transformation. She has worked for The Greater Boston YMCA, Merrimack Valley YMCA and the YMCA of Honolulu, Mililani branch in a variety of roles. She currently serves as the President of the Early Childhood Director’s Collaborative a position she has served in for over ten years.  Her interest include travel, the beach and photography.

Georgette may be reached at x3022

Jeremy Smith

Director of Youth & Teen Programs

Jayme Tabor

Kids' Corner Coordinator

Jayme joined the West Suburban YMCA in 2004 and over the years she has seen the many changes that the Y has undergone.Through all these years Jayme has stayed in the position she has loved the most, childcare! She is passionate about working with children and looks forward to coming to work each day. Jayme graduated from Lasell College with a Bachelor degree in Psychology and is hoping soon to become EEC certified. In her free time she enjoys reading, painting and hanging out with her very outgoing daughter.

CPR & First Aid Training

Phil Wong

Training Coordinator

Phil has been with the Y since 2005, starting in our Welcome Center. In his current role as our Training Coordinator, Phil provides the CPR and First Aid training for all YMCA staff, as well as community members. Phil is a certified Massachusetts and Nationaly Registered Emergency Medical Technician who also works on a 911 ambulance for the City of boston. Phil has over 39 years EMS experience. He is also a certified instructor through the American Heart Association, National Safety Council and the American Red Cross.

Phil can be reached at x3014


Sara Pollock DeMedeiros

Director of Development

Sara joined the West Suburban YMCA in 2017 after holding leadership roles with non-profit organizations serving youth and families across the state.  As Director of Development, Sara is responsible for the planning, coordination, and management of all aspects of the association’s fundraising efforts, and aims to foster a culture of social responsibility that helps keep our Y open to all. Sara received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University and Master of Education from Harvard University.  She is a Newton native and is thrilled to have the opportunity to serve the community.

Andrea Newman

Development & Events Coordinator

Andrea can be reached at x3097


Chris Meyers

VP of Finance

Chris joined the West Suburban Y team in September of 2015 looking for new challenges. He has over 30 years of YMCA work experience in various roles involving the Y movement. He most recently held the position of Chief Financial Officer for the MetroWest YMCA in Framingham for 11 years. 
Chris is passionate about technology, constant systems improvements, enhancing the member experience and staff development.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from Northeastern University.  Chris grew up in Brighton and as a teen would often play in basketball league games here at the WSYMCA.  Today his free time is dedicated to family, cycling, hiking and weather permitting, having fun at the beach.   

Chris can be reached at x3010

Kristen Hydinger

Member Systems Manager/Staff Accountant

A member of our Member Services staff for two year, Kristen has taken on a new role here at the WSYMCA as Member Systems Manager/Staff Accountant in the Finance Department. Kristen will use her existing knowledge of our member management system for guidance and training to users of all the Association’s operational software to ensure timely and accurate transactional and accounting data.  She will conduct onboarding training all new full-time employees to ensure basic knowledge and workings of the system.  Including in this role, she will also assist with implementation of and compliance with financial policies and controls.  In order to ensure continuity and ease for our members in applying for financial assistance, Kristen will continue to manage and process all financial assistance applications through the Finance Office. 

Certifications: Member of Association of YMCA Professionals and YUSA Team Leader

Kristen can be reached at x3060


Vadim Melamud

Staff Accountant

Vadim joined the WSYMCA in September 2014 after working for Whole Foods Market as the Accounting Department Team Leader for eight years. He graduated from the University of Odessa, Ukraine with a degree in Economics and Newbury College in Brookline, MA with a degree in Accounting and Business Management.

Vadim is a Professional Driving Instructor in his spare time and enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and helping his teenage daugther with her school life.

Vadim can be reached at x3037

Health & Wellness

Jane Carroll

Health & Wellness Director

Jane has been the Health and Wellness Director at the West Suburban YMCA for over 10 years. She's responsible for overseeing the wellness center, personal training program, group exercise schedule, medically based wellness programs such as LiveSTRONG at the Y and other youth, adult and senior health and wellness programming.
Jane graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Science Degree in  Dietetics and a Master of Science Degree in Exercise Science and Physical Education. She's a firm believer that being healthy and fit is a lifestyle that consists of a balanced combination of good nutrition and regular exercise. She loves to personal train and teach group exercise classes. Janes is currently teaching indoor cycling and bootcamp programs.

Jane can be reached at x3007


Jenni Plym

Assistant Director of Health & Wellness

Jenni took on the role of  Assistant Director of Health & Wellness in October 2017, after having been a long-time YMCA member, and personal trainer.  While still  a personal trainer here,  Jenni supports program development, hiring and supervision of fitness staff, community relations, collaborations, and financial results.

Jenni was born and raised in Florida; she  completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from San Francisco State University, and has a diverse professional background that includes preschool teaching, dance, massage therapy, craniosacral therapy, yoga and oil painting. 

From a young age, Jenni  was inspired by healthy food  and movement, and amazed  by what the human body can accomplish.  The common threads of her diverse professional undertakings have always been health, wellness, personal growth, communication, community, and creative self-expression – all traits she sees in abundance at the West Suburban YMCA. She is excited to bring these passions to our Health and Wellness department, staff, members and guests.



Yefim Vintsevsky

Director of Maintenance

Yefim can be reached at x3018

Marketing & Communications

Lisa LaVallee

Director of Marketing & Communications

Lisa joined the West Suburban YMCA in 2009 after holding marketing communications positions at an ad agency, a higher education publishing firm and a number of local performing arts organizations. She joined the Y just prior to a national rebranding effort and heads up the design and production of our advertising efforts, our printed materials, this website and our social media presence. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys spending time with her family, hiking and reading.

Lisa can be reached at x3036.

Member Services

Samantha Dolat

Member Services Coordinator

Samantha started at the Y in the Welcome Center and has recently accepted the full-time position of Member Services Coordinator. In this role, Sam will be championing the new member experience and assisting in refining and enhancing our membership retention efforts.  Sam’s impressive background encompasses a hybrid of social work, fundraising, and volunteerism.

Music & Creative Arts

Kevin O'Connell

Music & Creative Arts Director

Kevin leads the YCCA – YMCA Center for the Creative Arts and teaches music lessons, songwriting and recording workshops, Rock Bands and other group classes. In addition to his educational leadership role, Kevin heads up all community outreach, program design, events and productions. He graduated from The College of Saint Rose with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Industry and has been teaching music for over 10 years. 
Certifications: YMCA of the USA Team Leader, Avid ProTools 110

Kevin can be reached at x3028


Jesse Trepiak

YCCA Instructor

Jesse has been a music educator for over 10 years. He teaches guitar, bass and voice. He also teaches Video Production, Music Production and Photography for the YCCA. Jesse grew up in Rome, New York where he got his start as an instructor at the local YMCA. While completing his high school education he managed a private roster of students, taught classes in music theory and performance, and played in several pit bands. Jesse received a bachelor’s degree from the Berklee College of Music concentrating on performance and composition. 


Kim Benzan

Sports and Recreation Director

As the Sports and Recreation Director, Kim develops and administers sports and recreational programming here at the WSYMCA.  Specifically, her team's goal is to create programming that promotes physical activity, strengthens social skills and creates social opportunities, and encourages participation and sportsmanship.  Further, the programming here at the Y is designed to serve all of the constituencies in the community.   

Certifications: NCAA Certified Coach, J.D., M.Ed.

Kim can be reached at x3031

Joshua Downes

Sports Coordinator

Josh is responsible for coordinating multiple leagues including the Youth and Men’s Basketball League.  He will work directly with our participants teaching sports classes and coaching teams. Josh comes to us with a Bachelor’s of Science in Sports Management from Springfield College, where he also played Division III Basketball for four years. His experience as a coach includes coaching High School Varsity and Junior Varsity boys’ and girls’ basketball, as well as boys’ soccer. 

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