Board & Staff

Senior Leadership

Damodar Persaud 2021 WEB

Damodar Persaud

Chief Financial & Information Officer

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Jamie Scaffidi WEB

Jamie Scaffidi

Chief Operating Officer

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Igor Iovanovich 2023 WEB

Igor Iovanovich

Vice President of People, Culture, & Belonging
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Jasmine Barajas 2021 WEB

Jazmine Stanton

Director of Strategic Initiatives

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Emily Mullauer 2023 WEB

Emily Mullauer

Executive Assistant

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Dawne Bell 2024 WEB

Dawne Bell

Vice President of Youth Development

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Erica Cederquist 2022 WEB

Erica Cederquist

Vice President of Property and Risk Management
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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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Jenny Garone 2023 WEB

Jenny Garone

Major Gifts 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 Health and Wellness Services
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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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Peter Reiff 2021 WEB

Peter Reiff

Human Resources Director

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Steven Sallese 2021 WEB

Steven Sallese

Association Food Service Director

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Hannah Smith 2024 WEB

Hannah Smith

Association Director of Member Experience & Analytics
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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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Megan Wilk 2023 WEB

Megan Wilk

Talent Acquisition & Engagement Director
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Branch Leadership

Nicole Hansen 2021 WEB

Nicole Hansen

Vice President of Operations & Executive Director at Mary Free Bed YMCA

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Laura Cairns WEB

Laura Cairns

Ionia County YMCA Program Director

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Luke Gerke 2021 WEB

Luke Gerke

YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin Executive Director
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Becky Haveman 2021 WEB

Becky Haveman

Visser Family YMCA Executive
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Lisa Lea 2024 WEB

Lisa Lea

SpartanNash YMCA Executive
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Dave Nykerk 2023 WEB

Dave Nykerk

Mary Free Bed YMCA Associate
Executive Director
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Marta Rozema 2022 WEB

Marta Rozema

Litehouse Family YMCA Executive
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Kyle Verhulst 2023 WEB

Kyle Verhulst

David D. Hunting YMCA Interim
Executive Director
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Brian Wolverton 2023 WEB

Brian Wolverton

Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA Executive Director
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Board of Directors

Mark Richter 2022 WEB

Mark Richter,
Immediate Past Chair

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
  • Adrienne Bryan
    • VP., Finance Officer, Corewell Health
  • Harold Burrell, Jr.
    • VP Business Insurance, Lighthouse Group
  • John F. Butzer, MD
    • Chief Medical Officer Emeritus, Mary Free Bed Hospital
  • Linsey Gleason
    • Partner, Varnum
  • Nolan Gottschalk
    • Senior Vice President, Enterprise Payments at Key Bank
  • Lynne Jarman-Johnson
    • CMO, Consumers Credit Union
  • Gavin Mohr
    • EVP, CFO, Independent Bank
  • 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
    • Managing Partner, Verhulst Ventures
  • 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

Tracey Burke 2023 WEB

Tracey Burke

David D. Hunting YMCA Board Chair

Brandon Erhart 2023 WEB

Brandon Erhart

SpartanNash YMCA Board Chair

Nate Fowler 2023 WEB

Nate Fowler

Litehouse Family YMCA Board Chair

Mary Kerkorian 2023 WEB

Mary Kerkorian

YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin Board Chair

John Hess 2023 WEB

Jon Hess Chair

Visser Family YMCA Board Chair