Leadership 

Mick Hughes

Senior Executive Director

Embarcadero YMCA

415-615-1312

Mick is committed to ensuring that the Embarcadero YMCA builds partnerships with the Waterfront and San Francisco community members, improving health and wellness and the quality of life for all San Franciscans.

Dara Meinerth

Associate Executive Director

415-615-1309

Dara has been with the YMCA for 16 years working at YMCAs in both Northern and Southern California, as well as, at the YMCA of the USA. She has spent years in both youth programming and operations impacting the community, building relationships, and providing support to all members, guests, and staff.

Betty Sells-Asberry

Associate Executive Director - Community Engagement

415-615-1321

Betty has been with the Y since 2008. She is committed to programs that create lasting change and empowerment for SF’s diverse communities – particularly young people!

Troy Kasner

Senior Director of Membership, Marketing and Communications

415-615-1343

Troy is a champion of the YMCA cause. With the Y since 2002, he oversees Membership, Marketing and Communications, ensuring a high quality experience for all members of our community.

Susanna King

Senior Director of Healthy Living

415-615-1314

Susanna brings a wealth of health and nutrition knowledge to our team. Susanna leads multiple group exercise classes weekly, so please join her in our studios for a fun and challenging workout. She is motivated by those around her and enjoys helping others reach their goals, test their abilities, and find success. Susanna and her team create a positive environment where our community can learn, share, and grow together.

Laura Grace Ashton

Director of Development

415-615-1318

Laura Grace ("LG") is a California native making her return to the West Coast after a decade fundraising in Washington, DC. She looks to further the mission of the YMCA of San Francisco by embracing caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility in every interaction.

Cynthia Pun

Administrative Services Director

415-615-1310

Cynthia comes from a background of connecting San Francisco families with local community resources.  She joined the Y family in 2012 and currently leads the administrative and financial operations at the Buchanan branch.

Celan Beausoleil, LCSW

Youth Chance High School Director

415-615-1337

Celan Beausoleil, LCSW is a San Francisco native who has worked with system-involved youth since 2007. 

Alfredo Guardado

Director at Bessie Carmichael Beacon

415-746-9196

Alfredo “Fredo” Guardado, born and raised in San Francisco, has spent his professional career dedicated to enriching the communities he grew up in. Fredo joins us from the Urban Services YMCA where he spent last five years delivering high quality services to four of San Francisco’s public High Schools. He’s thrilled to take on the role of Bessie Carmichael/FEC Beacon Director and contribute to the larger SOMA community.

Shiante Lewis

Director of Treasure Island YMCA and Youth Programs

415-680-9589

Shiante, born and raised in the Bay Area,  has worked with the Embarcadero’s Community Programs since 2009. Focusing her efforts on Youth Deployment and Out-of-School time initiatives, has shown Shiante’s passion and dedication to the youth and families within the communities we currently work with. Shiante is currently the Site Director for our Treasure Island Location, as well as, the point person for all things Traditional Camp! In her current position, Shiante hopes that her experience provides an in-depth perspective to the strengths and needs of those she serves.

 

Marisa Kelly

Group Exercise Director

415-615-1344

Marisa is an enthusiastic leader to our diverse team of Group Exercise teaching staff, supporting their continuing education and growth. Marisa is a seasoned Pilates Instructor Trainer, having guided more than a dozen new Pilates teachers through their education and Apprenticeships. She is a self-proclaimed "Anatomy Nerd" and is continually in student-mode when it comes to understanding the wide breadth of a human body's capabilities. She leads with her whole heart, bringing her passion for learning and development to our Group Exercise staff.

Deanna Pinkston

Associate Wellness Director

415-615-1319

Deanna is an ACE certified personal trainer and is also a certified instructor in Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, BOSU Balance training, and Studio Cycling.  Since 2010, Deanna has been teaching and training with an emphasis on healthy biomechanics and functional movement. 

Deanna is passionate about helping people create positive change in their lives through self-compassion, physical fitness and positive thinking. 

Board Members 

Joseph Guevara

Board Chair

Lenox Advisors

George Tong

Board Vice Chair

Goldman Sachs

Ailene Bui

Hinge Health

Brianna Dinsmore

Salesforce

Deepa Damre

Blackrock

Esther Berg

Morgan Stanley

Greg Broome

Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

Heidi Boruszewski

Union Bank

Jake Sorensen

Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw & Pittman, LLP

Jeffrey Anderson

IBM

Jeremy Welland

PayPal

Jennifer Seuferer

UC Berkeley Center for Executive Education

Jim Kramer

Orrick

Jordan Kienzle

Baker Street Advisors

Karen Johnson

San Francisco Federal Credit Union

Karl Torke

Consilio

Kathy Holmes

Philanthropist

Mai Klaassen

Charles Schwab & Co, Inc

Margaret Murphy

PG&E

Maria Comstock

Google

Nicolas Hamlett

Snapchat

Phillippe De Smedt

Cultivate Consulting

Rick Rembusch

Digital Realty

Robin Reilly

PG&E

Stephen LaPlante

Sujata Pagedar

PG&E

Walter Macklem

Salesforce

Yakov Wiegmann

Riely, Safer, Holmes & Cancila, LLP