To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
At the Y strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn and grow.
All kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve, under the guidance of adults who care about them and believe in their potential. We see every interaction with young people as an opportunity for learning and development.
Health and well-being are all about balance. That’s why we help people and families build and maintain healthy habits for spirit, mind and body in their everyday lives. By helping kids, adults, families and seniors from all backgrounds improve their health and well-being, we build a stronger community.
With our doors open to all, we work every day to connect people from all backgrounds and support those who need us most. We take on the most urgent needs in our community and inspire a spirit of service in return. Our members, volunteers, supporters and staff demonstrate the power of what we can achieve by giving back together.
Chris joined the Richard G. Snyder YMCA team in November, 2019. Chris previously served as District Executive Director for the Detroit Metropolitan YMCA, responsible for the operation of three branches in the Detroit suburbs for 10 years.
Prior to joining the Y in 2010, Chris enjoyed 25 years in the area of large multipurpose fitness and hospital based wellness centers. As Vice President and Regional Manager with WellBridge, Chris was responsible for the development and start-up of facilities in St. Louis and the plans for Indianapolis, IN and Houston, TX. His leadership guided the creation of chronic disease protocols for the hospital based wellness centers with WellBridge within the St. Louis market.
While in Denver, Colorado Chris was responsible for the operation on the 180,000 square foot Colorado Athletic Club Inverness. Under his leadership, Inverness was able to create extensive retention programs focused on keeping members active. Those innovative retention programs resulted in a seven percent improvement in retention. During his time in Denver, Chris was awarded the National Executive of the Year award by Club Sports International/WellBridge.
Chris is a graduate of Bowling Green State University
Bethany joined the Richard G. Snyder YMCA team in 2007. Bethany has held many different positions in the Y and is currently the Director of Membership & Marketing. As Director of Membership & Marketing, Bethany is responsible for planning, developing, and implementing all the Richard G.Snyder YMCA marketing strategies, communication processes, and public relation activities in order to advance the Y’s mission. Bethany also oversees and directs all phases of membership sales, retention, and engagement. Bethany has an Associates Degree from the University of Valley Forge.
Brad joined the Richard G. Snyder YMCA part-time as a personal trainer and coach in March of 2017. In January of 2018, he was brought on full-time as the Operations Coordinator. Brad graduated from Washington & Jefferson College in 2002 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Business & Psychology with a concentration in Human Resource Management. In 2004, he graduated from the American InterContinental University with a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Global Human Resource Management. Brad is also a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. As the Director of Operations, Brad is responsible for developing and directing high-quality program strategies which support branch and association goals and strategies as well as a dual role in finance. Brad also supervises, leads, directs, trains, develops and appraises program directors, employees, and volunteers.
Christy started her career at the Richard G Snyder YMCA in December 2018 as a HR Associate and was Promoted to Director of Human Resources in June 2019. Christy graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources, with a Minor in Accounting, from Indiana University of PA. Christy manages all the daily functions of the Human Resources department as well as a dual role in finance.
Mary Ann provides leadership, direction and manages all aquatic programming, staffing, and budgeting for the aquatic department. Mary Ann began working at RGS Y in 2013 as a swim team coach, swim lesson instructor & lifeguard. Mary Ann is also a Lifeguard Trainer and Swim Lesson Trainer. In 2015 Mary Ann became the Aquatic Coordinator and in 2016 became the Director of Aquatics.
Hillary manages the day to day operations of health and wellness programs including personal training, group training, group exercise, healthy living programs, youth conditioning programs, and wellness staff. Hillary teaches multiple group fitness classes and holds certifications in SilverSneakers®, Delay the Disease, Zumba, Barre, BodyCombat, MixxedFit® (she is also a National Trainer for this format) and is a Certified Personal Trainer. Hillary has been an instructor for the RGS Y since 2008 and has been the Director of Wellness since 2013. Hillary holds a degree in Sociology from Westminster College.
Tiger began his career at the RGS Y in 2014.Tiger is responsible for the operations and supervision of Y facilities including basic building maintenance and staff supervision, Tiger is a Certified Pool Operator and is trained in advanced diagnostic & repair for core health & fitness machines.
Jake started at the Y in July 2019 after graduating from Gannon University in Erie, PA. Jake holds a M.S. degree in Sport and Exercise Science as well as minor degrees in Biology and Philosophy. He is also a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. Jake manages all Healthy Living Initiatives at the Y. These include programs for cancer survivors, individuals at risk for developing type II diabetes, adults and children with special needs, those with high blood pressure, those with arthritis, and more.
Andrew’s career started in 2016 to 2018 and back again in 2020. He oversees and provides leadership to the youth sports and family programs. These programs include Soccer, Day Camp, Basketball, and many more! He attended Coastal Carolina for Pshyical Education and Exercise Science. Guiding the children of the community to live a active and healthy lifestyle is top priority for Andrew.
Nadine has been an instructor at the Y since 2014 and has held the position of Senior Program Coordinator since July of 2016. Under the supervision of the Health & Wellness Director, the Senior Program Coordinator oversees the development and operation of the Active Older Adult programs and events. On land, Nadine is certified in Group Exercise, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program Leader, (SilverSneakers™) SS Yoga, SS Classic, SS Circuit, SS CardioFit and SS Stability. In the water, she is certified as an AEA Aquatic Fitness Professional, Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program Leader and as a SilverSneaker™ Splash instructor. She regularly teaches a Senior Circuit class, is the resident A Matter of Balance class leader and is sometimes found dancing around the pool deck leading Arthritis Wet & Sweat.
Please send completed application and current resume to:
Richard G. Snyder YMCA
Attn: Christy Sweet
1150 N. Water St.
Kittanning, PA. 16201