Mick Hughes

Senior Executive Director

Embarcadero YMCA


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.

James Beckland

Aquatics Director


Jimmy has a passion for health, wellness and sports. In his free time he enjoys going to concerts, playing sports and enjoying outdoor activities around the beautiful Bay Area.

Jeff Briz

Membership Director


Director of Wellness and Member Engagement. Jeff uses his passion for fitness, sports, and social services to strengthen the foundation of community. To get started with personal training, contact Jeff directly, and he will get you set-up with the best trainer for you! B.A. in Social Work, TRX, Les Mills BodyPump, CPR/AED.

Jesus Garcia-Gomez

Administrative Services Director


Jesus welcomes any opportunity to make a positive impact in the community that he serves. He enjoys working in tandem with the Y's dedicated staff, ensuring that our mission is in action every day. When Jesus is not at the Y, he enjoy spending quality time with his family.

Alfredo Guardado

Director at Bessie Carmichael Beacon

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


With a deep commitment to the Treasure Island Community and a strong understanding of youth work, Shiante is the perfect fit for the expanding programs on Treasure Island. She has already begun her Treasure Island work and will continue to oversee Summer and School year camps for the Embarcadero YMCA.


Martine Hamers

Associate Director of Healthy Living

(415) 615-1344

Martine began her career at the YMCA in 2015 as a yoga instructor and with her extensive experience in group wellness programming, she grew into the role of Associate Director of Healthy Living. Martine is passionate about strengthening community and creating an inclusive and positive environment for all members and guests. Join Martine in studio for her challenging yoga classes or find her on the fitness floor where she works together with her team to create a positive environment for members to work-out, to achieve goals and to receive the support needed. 

Dara Meinerth

Associate Executive Director


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.

Susanna Schlub

Director of Healthy Living


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.

Betty Sells-Asberry

Senior Director of Community Engagement

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!

Board Members 

Joseph Guevara

Board Chair

Lenox Advisors

George Tong

Board Vice Chair

Goldman Sachs

Deepa Damre


Esther Berg

Morgan Stanley

Greg Broome

Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

Heidi Boruszewski

Union Bank

Jake Sorensen

Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw & Pittman, LLP

Jared Montblanc


Jeffrey Anderson


Jeremy Welland


Jennifer Gardyne


Jennifer Seuferer

UC Berkeley Center for Executive Education

John Palmer

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP

John Spensieri


Julia Campbell


Jordan Kienzle

Baker Street Advisors

Karen Johnson

San Francisco Federal Credit Union

Karl Torke


Kathy Holmes


Kelly Hux


Mai Klaassen

Charles Schwab & Co, Inc

Margaret Murphy


Maria Comstock


Michelle Park Chiu

Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius, LLP

Nicolas Hamlett


Phillippe De Smedt

Cultivate Consulting

Rick Rembusch

Digital Realty

Robin Reilly


Sujata Pagedar


Yakov Wiegmann

Riely, Safer, Holmes & Cancila, LLP