President and CEO
Vice President of Operations
Trevor may be reached at x3021
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
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. In his role at Teach Plus, Kevin coordinated professional development programs to help teachers improve their practice and instruction for urban students. Prior to that Kevin served as the Community Life Operations Manager with The Community Builders Inc.(TCB). While at TCB Kevin was charged with managing and strengthening a national portfolio of programs in the goal of achieving neighborhood and resident success. A NeighborWorks® America recipient of the 2013 National Award for Excellence in Community Building and Organizing, Kevin co-founded HICCUP® (Healthy Initiatives Collaborative Community University Partnership) at UMASS Boston and is a member of Big Brother Association of Greater Boston. A graduate of Springfield College School of Human Services, Kevin has certificates in community engagement, trauma response and nonviolent crisis intervention.
In his role at the Y, 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.
Administrative Assistant/Volunteer Coordinator
Christie may be reached at x3015
Director of Aquatics
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 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
Executive Director of Camping Services
Scott Peckins has over 25 years of Recreation/Leisure Services education and experience. Scott has worked at the YMCA for more than 16 years, both internationally and domestically. He spent eight years working for the YMCA of Metro Washington Association as Executive Director of YMCA Camp Letts, was the CEO of the City of Dublin YMCA, the Executive Director of the Cheshire YMCA and presently is the Executive Director of Camping Services here at the WSYMCA.
Scott oversees the Camping Services Department, which includes Chickami and Pikati day camps and our residential camp: Frank A. Day
Certifications: Certified Park and Recreation Professional, National Recreation and Parks Association
Scott can be reached at x3808
Director of Camping Operations
Keri may be reached x3118
Director of Camp Frank A. Day
Zac has over 12 years of residential camp experience and has served Camp Frank A. Day in many capacities since 2010. Since 2015, he has served as the Director of the West Suburban YMCA’s residential summer camp, Camp Frank A. Day.
Zac may be reached at x3008
Camp Chickami Director
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
Assistant Director/ Lead Teacher- Preschool
Anne joined the West Suburban YMCA as Assistant Director/Lead Preschool Teacher in 2016 with 20 years dedicated to the Early Childhood Education field. Prior to joining the Y, Anne was a Paraprofessional for the Boston Public School working with children who have severe disabilities. She enjoys working with our Preschool students and their families.
Anne may be reached at x3009
Lead Teacher- Preschool
Carol has a true passion for teaching. She joined our Y in 2016 after holding various positions in local schools from teaching Kindergarten to mentoring Middle School and High School students. Carol has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Educational Psychology, as well as a Masters Degree for Guidance Counseling for Middle School and High School. She is a certified Lead Teacher with the Department of Early Education and Care. In her spare time, Carol loves to travel and spend time with herfamily.
Carol may be reached at x3009
Out-of-School Time Counselor
Greg joined the WSYMCA in 2013, with over 10 years of child care experience. Dedicated and passionate about working with the Out-of-School Time children at our Y, Greg is rewarded by the smiles he sees daily on the children in his care. In his spare time, Greg enjoys spending time with his beautiful children and cooking.
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
Director of Development
Rosie can be reached at x3099
Caitlin came to the West Suburban YMCA from a policy/communications internship at The Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs. She holds a B.A. from Skidmore College in both Psychology and Gender Studies, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Policy from UMass Boston. Caitlin is currently in a Masters of Science program at Tufts University’s School of Medicine in Health Communications. As the Development Associate, she provides administrative and logistical guidance to support the growth of fundraising efforts across the organization. She also takes part in other facets of the organization's progress including prospect research, stewardship and recognition, data entry and reporting, event support and management, online fundraising and other areas as needed.
Caitlin may be reached at x3096
VP of Finance
Chris can be reached at x3010
Fran joined the Finance Department 2007. She can be reached at x3038
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
Health & Wellness Director
Jane can be reached at x3007
Assistant Director of Health & Wellness
As the Assistant Director of the Health & Wellness department, Alex works in collaboration with the Director to ensure successful operations of the Fitness Center, the personal training department and group exercise. Alex has been involved in the industry for over 6 years and is excited to help the West Suburban YMCA provide the best platform for helping our members enhance their health.
Certifications: Certified Personal Trainer with A.C.E.
Alex can be reached at x3034
Marketing & Communications
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.
Cara has been with the West Suburban YMCA for 8 years. She has held multiple roles, but most recently the part of Membership Director. Cara is passionate about the work the Y does on a daily basis and creating the ideal experience for her members. She grew up going to YMCA camps and learning to swim at the Y.
Cara holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Syracuse University and a Master’s Degree in Management from Mount Ida College.
Cara may be reached at x3035
Senior Member Services Supervisor and Financial Aid Administrator
Certifications: Member of Association of YMCA Professionals and YUSA Team Leader
Kristen can be reached at x3060
Music & Creative Arts
Music & Creative Arts Director
Kevin can be reached at x3028
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.
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