Tim was named the Interim CEO of the YMCA of Montclair in June 2017. Tim comes to the YMCA of Montclair with extensive CEO experience. He worked for the YMCA movement for over 40 years, 20 of those years as the CEO of the Summit Area YMCA. After leaving the Summit Area YMCA, he worked as the Resource Director for YMCA of the USA serving New Jersey YMCA’s. He retired from this role in 2013. His specialties include strategic planning, board governance, capital development and operational support. Tim is an avid but average golfer and loves spending time with his two grandsons. He also enjoys wintering in Central Florida with his bride of 35 years. Tim has a Recreation Education degree from SUNY Cortland.
Dawn oversees the operations of the Y programs and facilities. She is dedicated to the mission of the Y movement and the impact it has in the community. Dawn is passionate about the work the organization is doing to provide the opportunity for children and families to experience the Y through its scholarship program. She has worked at the YMCA of Montclair for more than 35 years and is proud of the dedicated people she works with every day. Dawn has a degree in Physical Education and Community Recreation from Montclair State University.
Jose has extensive financial, operational and programmatic experience as an executive officer for nonprofit organizations, which has taken him to over 40 cities in 10 countries. Having previously run federal programs dedicated to building organizational capacity, Jose takes pride in now enabling the Y to offer more resources to both members and staff. Inspired by Henri Nouwen, Bill Hybels and the Rev. Luis Cortes, Jr., Jose strives to teach compassionate and effective community building. He enjoys watching college football, eating mofongo and pastels. Jose has a degree in Business Administration from Marymount College of Fordham University and is certified in Pastoral Care by the Blanton Peale Institute.
Kim leads our outdoor family programming, Adventure Guides, serves as the director at Camp at the Lake and is our association wide camping administrator. She is most proud of seeing participants who grew up as campers join the summer camp staff. “It’s rewarding to know you made a difference.” Kim’s co-workers and members inspire her. She has an impeccable gift with logistics and attention to detail. Kim has a degree in International Relations from the College of William & Mary.
Marcia leads the Y’s development initiatives. She believes that fundraising is critical to allow more and more people to benefit from the YMCA’s innovative and impactful programs and services. Marcia is a second generation Montclair native who attended local schools and is active in a number of community organizations. She loves the enthusiasm and passion which she encounters when she mentions she works for the YMCA of Montclair. Everyone loves the Y and everyone seems to have their own Y story. In her free time, Marcia loves to travel, hike, bike, sail and cross country ski. Marcia has a degree in Political Science from Brown University and a graduate degree in business from George Washington University.
Gretchen develops communication, marketing and public relations programs that promote the Y’s mission and values. She loves the Y’s inclusive environment, a place that embraces everyone regardless of background. Best-selling author and TEDx speaker Simon Sinek inspires her. A self-described chocoholic, Gretchen’s favorite hobby is flameworking. As a child, she appeared on several episodes of Sesame Street. Gretchen holds a degree in Government from Skidmore College and a graduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from New York University.
Desireé cultivates relationships and manages various projects that advance the Y’s mission. Her passion to do the good work of the Y inspires her to think, dream and plan more profoundly. Desireé has applied her knowledge, creativity and love of logistics when planning and managing Y events in addition to working closely on a multitude of projects with the President. “Each day is diverse like our Y community and that is what I enjoy!” Her leisure is filled with family and lots of sports. Desireé has a background in business and event management, is a Montclair resident and proud parent.
Joy has worked at the YMCA of Montclair for over 25 years in many capacities, presently as our Systems Coordinator. She appreciates the Y mission and what it stands for. The love of the Y extends to her family too—her three children grew up in the Child Care Center, participated in programs and are employees—definitely Y kids! She is devoted to family and friends and in her free time enjoys the beach, watching movies, or just silly dinner conversations. Joy has a background in computer technology and overseeing/implementing software programs to balance the needs of ever growing organizations.
Ken is responsible for the health and well-being of our facilities. He thinks the Y is a great place for connecting people. Ken met his spouse at a Y where he was a member and she was the Health & Wellness Director. Ken is an army veteran and has over 40 years of contracting experience. Ken earned the nickname MacGyver when maintaining fitness equipment for another Y for his ability to make creative repairs. He is a certified Building Inspector, holds a Home Improvement Contractor License and is obtaining his New Jersey Black Seal Boiler Operator License.