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.

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Our Staff



Kathy started her career at the Y in February of 2012. Before joining the Y team Kathy was the manager of four outpatient psychiatric offices within a three county area. Kathy is currently the Director of Finance at the Richard G. Snyder YMCA Campus. Kathy oversees all financial aspects of day to day operations including but not limited to annual campaign, budget preparation, payroll, payables, receivables and supervises the HR Associate.



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 Marketing. As Director of 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 has an Associates Degree from the University of Valley Forge.



Director of Operations

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. Brad also supervises, leads, directs, trains, develops and appraises program directors, employees, and volunteers.


Program Director of Family & Youth

Bria started her career at the Richard G. Snyder YMCA as the Director of Youth and Family Programming in January of 2019. She graduated from California University of Pennsylvania in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management. Bria oversees all the youth and family programs and activities such as youth sports, the M.A.D. Program, and Summer Day Camp.


Program Director of Aquatics

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.



Program Director of Wellness

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.



Facility Director

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.

Sarah R.


Director of Healthy Living Initiatives

Sarah joined the Richard G. Snyder YMCA team as the Healthy Living Coordinator in September 2017. As the Healthy Living Coordinator, she develops, coordinates, and evaluates the healthy living initiatives to best provide service to our community. Sarah graduated from Slippery Rock University in May 2014 with a B.S. in Exercise Science and is a certified Exercise Physiologist. She most recently worked in cardiac rehab at ACMH where she developed exercise prescriptions for cardiac patients and monitored them during their sessions. She is excited to utilize her passion for health and fitness and her educational and work experiences to provide outreach to the Kittanning and surrounding areas.

Porter, Marlene


Program Director of Membership


Senior Program Coordinator

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.

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Christy Sweet

Director of Human Resources

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 oversees all the daily functions of the Human Resources department.



Please send completed application and current resume to:
Richard G. Snyder YMCA
Attn: Christy Sweet
1150 N. Water St.
Kittanning, PA. 16201

Phone:  724-545-9622

Fax:  724-545-1566