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.

Celan Beausoleil, MSW

Youth Chance High School Director

415-615-1337

Celan is a social worker who began her career with the YMCA as a clinician with Urban Services. She was stationed at Youth Chance High School as the school's onsite mental health counselor for three years before moving into the role as Director of Youth Chance High School.  Using a social justice lens, Celan is committed to creating a learning environment for young people that is equitable, responsible, and works to rehabilitate their relationship with learning. 

James Beckland

Aquatics Director

415-615-1326

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.

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.

Troy Kasner

Director of Membership, Marketing and Communications

415.666.9606

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.

Jesus Garcia-Gomez

Administrative Services Director

415-615-1310

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

415-680-9589

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.

 

Susanna Schlub

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.

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!

Laura Grace Ashton

Director of Development

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.

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

Jared Montblanc

Salesforce

Jeffrey Anderson

IBM

Jeremy Welland

PayPal

Jennifer Gardyne

PG&E

Jennifer Seuferer

UC Berkeley Center for Executive Education

Jim Kramer

Orrick

John Palmer

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP

John Spensieri

Retired Financial Advisor

Jordan Kienzle

Baker Street Advisors

Karen Johnson

San Francisco Federal Credit Union

Karl Torke

Consilio

Kathy Holmes

Philanthropist

Kelly Hux

Google

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