Board & Staff

Senior Leadership

Damodar Persaud 2021 WEB

Damodar Persaud

Chief Financial & Information Officer

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Jamie Scaffidi WEB

Jamie Scaffidi

Senior Vice President of Operations

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Lacey Dixon 2021 WEB

Lacey Dixon

Vice President of Mission Advancement & Marketing
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Nicole Hansen 2021 WEB

Nicole Hansen

Vice President of Operations

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John Rappaport 2022 WEB

John Rappaport

Vice President & Executive Director at David D. Hunting YMCA
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Peter Reiff 2021 WEB

Peter Reiff

Senior Human Resources Director

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Jasmine Barajas 2021 WEB

Jazmine Stanton

Executive Assistant

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Lucas Brinks 2023 WEB

Lucas Brinks

Association Member Experience & Data Director
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Erica Cederquist 2022 WEB

Erica Cederquist

Association Property Director

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Kim Craycraft 2022 WEB

Kim Craycraft

Senior Director of Finance, Compliance, and IT
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George Figures 2022 WEB

George Figures

Association Custodial Director

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Lisa Gerner 2021 WEB

Lisa Gerner

Accounting Director

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Morgan Haskel 2021 WEB

Morgan Haskell

Association Aquatics Director

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Tim Joyce 2021 WEB

Tim Joyce

Association Director of Personal Training & Massage Therapy
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Tara Julien 2021 WEB

Tara Julien

Member Engagement & Business Services Director
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Nancy Maiquez WEB

Nancy Maiquez

Community Engagement Operations Director
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Steven Sallese 2021 WEB

Steven Sallese

Association Food Service Director

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Stacy Vance 2022 WEB

Stacy Vance

Communications Director

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Heather Walczewski 2021 WEB

Heather Walczewski

Childcare Operations Director

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Branch Leadership

Laura Cairns WEB

Laura Cairns

Program Director at Ionia County YMCA

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Brett DeRoos 2021 WEB

Brett DeRoos

Director of Operations at Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA
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Luke Gerke 2021 WEB

Luke Gerke

Camp Director at YMCA Camp
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Becky Haveman 2021 WEB

Becky Haveman

Director of Operations at Visser Family YMCA
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Marta Rozema 2022 WEB

Marta Rozema

Senior Program Director at Litehouse Family YMCA
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John Ybarra 2021 WEB 0

John Ybarra

Director of Operations at SpartanNash YMCA
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Board of Directors

Mark Richter 2022 WEB

Mark Richter,

President/CEO, First United Credit Union

Peter Varga 2022 WEB

Peter Varga, Treasurer

Retired Executive Director & CEO, The Rapid

Michael G. Wooldridge 2022 WEB

Michael G. Wooldridge, Secretary

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  • Jesse M. Bernal, Ph.D.
    • Vice President-Chief of Staff to the President, Chief Inclusion and Equity Officer, Grand Valley State University
  • Tasha Blackmon
    • President/CEO, Cherry Health
  • Harold Burrell, Jr.
    • VP Business Insurance, Lighthouse Group
  • John F. Butzer, MD
    • Chief Medical Officer Emeritus, Mary Free Bed Hospital
  • Lynne Ferrell
    • Senior Program Officer, Frey Foundation
  • Linsey Gleason
    • Partner, Varnum
  • Nolan Gottschalk
    • Senior Vice President, Enterprise Payments at Key Bank
  • Jeffrey Lambert
    • President/Managing Partner, Lambert & Company
  • Curt Mulder
    • President, Wolverine Building Group
  • Gregory A. Rhodes
    • Business Development Consultant, AEBetancourt
  • Joanne Roehm
    • Senior Director of Strategy & Operations, WMU
  • Joyce Chan Russell
    • Sr. VP Government Markets, Priority Health
  • Jacqueline D. Taylor, Ph.D
    • Leadership Consultant, Pondera Advisors
  • Michael B. Verhulst
    • Executive Vice President of Strategic Growth, Acrisure Benefits Group
  • Sean P. Welsh
    • Regional Pres. Western MI, PNC Financial Services Group

Branch Board Chairs

Chris Bauchan 2022 WEB

Chris Bauchan

Mary Free Bed YMCA Board Chair

Lisa Boyd 2022 WEB

Lisa Boyd

Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA Board Chair

Tracey Burke 2023 WEB

Tracey Burke

David D. Hunting YMCA Board Chair

Brandon Erhart 2023 WEB

Brandon Erhart

SpartanNash YMCA Board Chair

Mary Kerkorian 2023 WEB

Mary Kerkorian

YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin Board Chair

Victoria Smalley 2022 WEB

Victoria Smalley

Visser Family YMCA Board Chair