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.

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.

Betty Sells-Asberry

Associate Executive Director - 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!

Troy Kasner

Senior Director of Membership, Marketing and Communications


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


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


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


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.

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.

Celan Beausoleil, LCSW

Youth Chance High School Director


Celan is a licensed clinician 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. 

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




Board Members 

Joseph Guevara

Board Chair

Lenox Advisors

George Tong

Board Vice Chair

Goldman Sachs

Ailene Bui

Hinge Health

Brianna Dinsmore


Deepa Damre


Esther Berg

Morgan Stanley

Greg Broome

Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

Heidi Boruszewski

Union Bank

Jake Sorensen

Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw & Pittman, LLP

Jeffrey Anderson


Jeremy Welland


Jennifer Seuferer

UC Berkeley Center for Executive Education

Jim Kramer


John Spensieri

Retired Financial Advisor

Jordan Kienzle

Baker Street Advisors

Karen Johnson

San Francisco Federal Credit Union

Karl Torke


Kathy Holmes


Mai Klaassen

Charles Schwab & Co, Inc

Margaret Murphy


Maria Comstock


Nicolas Hamlett


Phillippe De Smedt

Cultivate Consulting

Rick Rembusch

Digital Realty

Robin Reilly


Stephen LaPlante

Sujata Pagedar


Walter Macklem


Yakov Wiegmann

Riely, Safer, Holmes & Cancila, LLP