Meet Our Staff

The Y is a nonprofit like no other. That’s because in 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but deliver, positive change. Every day, our staff — of all ages with diverse backgrounds and life experiences — work to bridge the gap in community needs. These team members nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being and provide support to our neighbors.

Learn more about why the Y is a great place to work by viewing our short video featuring Y staff and members and read their stories below.

Meet Deepali, one of our caring Child Watch associates

“I like working with the kids and doing artwork, celebrating the different holidays in the room and spending time with the children.”

Meet Griffin, one of our awesome lifeguards and swim instructors who enjoys getting to know our members and staff

“The best part about the Y is, although things have changed, the mood and mindset of the people has stayed the same. It still has that hometown feel. It’s a breath of fresh air in here. Everyone is so friendly and social, whether it’s a new person or someone you’ve known for years.”

Meet Lily, one of our #SummerCampSuperheroes who went to preschool at our Y and has been a member ever since

“I think I make a positive impact on those around me by fostering creativity and promoting kindness toward others. Since the Y did the same for me as a child, I hope to be able to give that back.”

Meet Jordan, one of our #SummerCampSuperheroes who has been coming to our Y since he was around 6 or 7 years old

“I honestly love the excitement the kids get over the fun stuff we have planned for them that day. The relationship you build with the kids is also awesome.”

Meet Molly, one of our #SummerCampSuperheroes who began her Y journey as a kid taking classes at our Y

“It’s where I learned to swim, do gymnastics and yoga, and overall learn to live an active lifestyle – not to mention build a community around myself.”

Meet Savana and Cheyanne, twin sisters and #SummerCampSuperheroes who work in our Summer Camp and School Age Child Care programs

“Our job at the YMCA has impacted us as much as anyone we come into contact with. It has taught us many important life lessons that we will carry on with us.”

Meet Lauren, one of our dedicated lifeguards, swim instructors and deck supervisors

“I want to be a teacher – either for elementary or high school – and I thought this would be a good experience before going into teaching.”

Meet David, one of our dedicated lifeguards, swim instructors and water exercise instructors, who enjoys teaching a variety of programs

“At the Y, I just love the interactions with people, especially the populations I work with, and I enjoy having an impact on them.”

Meet Kayla, one of our fantastic teacher’s assistants who enjoys helping our Educational Child Care students learn and grow

“I like the teachers here and the way the Child Care is run. It’s just fun to be with the kids all day.”

Meet Anthony, one of our helpful Wellness Center instructors and personal trainers, who recently returned to our Y

“I like working in this kind of environment where I can do personal training and work on the Wellness Center floor. I like that it’s welcoming for people of all fitness levels, including beginners.”

Meet Bob, one of our dedicated Tae Kwon Do instructors, who can’t wait to be back teaching our Y members

“It’s about finding the right style that works for you. There are many benefits to Tae Kwon Do: you’re getting in shape, learning self defense and you keep moving.”

Meet Imani, one of our new Welcome Center representatives who is enjoying helping our members and getting to know our Y family

“I was a member of another Y before this, pretty much for my whole life. It’s where I learned to swim and in high school, my swim team used the Y pool for practice.”

Meet Sarah, one of our Educational Child Care teacher’s assistants who is getting ready for a fantastic summer with our Little Sprouts half-day camp for kids ages 3-5

“Every day, I enjoy going to work. They are just fun to be around, and when you’re able to help them, it’s a good feeling.”

Meet Nora, one of our Educational Child Care teacher’s assistants who is excited to be working with our Little Sprouts Camp this summer

“Working here actually inspired me to get my teaching degree. It wasn’t something I was planning to do when I graduated from high school.”

Meet Alex, one of our dedicated lifeguards, who is passionate about swimming, swim safety and the importance of staying active

“As a swimmer, lifeguarding seemed like something I could do. I also appreciate having the opportunity to swim and wanted to give back.”

Meet Jim, Headmaster of the Northeast Division of the USA Tae Kwon Do Masters Association, and one of our fantastic instructors

“I’ve studied Tae Kwon Do since I was in high school. My best friend in high school was a black belt in Karate and I was shocked by what he could do. I wanted to learn, too.”

Meet Meagan and Katie, two of our teacher’s assistants who started as volunteers

“I enjoy being so involved in the classroom and getting to know the kids. I like seeing how they interact with each other and with us.”

Meet Jake, one of our friendly and helpful health screeners who recently returned to our Y

“I came back to work at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Y in early March. I had previously worked here during the 2017-2018 school year as a lifeguard and swim instructor.”