Mick Hughes

Senior Executive Director

Embarcadero YMCA & Shih Yu-Lang Central 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

Embarcadero YMCA


Dara has been with the YMCA since 2002 working at multiple YMCAs in Northern and Southern California, as well as, at the YMCA of the USA. She has spent years in youth programming and operations impacting the community, building relationships, and providing support to all members, guests, and staff. She currently chairs the local Asian Pacific Islander Leadership Network (APILN) and sits on the YMCA of the USA's National Steering Committee for the APILN.

Betty Sells-Asberry

Associate Executive Director of Community Engagement

Embarcadero YMCA and Shih Yu-Lang Central YMCA


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

District Director of Member Engagement


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.

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 Embarcadero and Shih Yu-Lang Central Ys.

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.

Celan Beausoleil, LCSW

Youth Chance High School Director


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

Shiante Lewis

Sr. Director of Treasure Island YMCA


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.


Oscar Nunez



Oscar has a longtime passion for swimming and teaching. As a Bay Area native, he is motivated to promote healthy living in his community through swimming and aquatic activities.

Deanna Pinkston

Associate Director of Wellness


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 

Heidi Boruszewski

Board Chair

Union Bank

Brianna Dinsmore


Esther Berg

Morgan Stanley

Frank Harrison

BluGem Mediaworks

George Tong

Goldman Sachs

Jake Sorensen

Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw & Pittman, LLP

Jason Angel


Jeffrey Anderson


Jennifer Shoda

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Jim Kramer


Joseph Guevara

Lenox Advisors

Kathy Holmes


Karl Torke


Lisa Adukia


Margaret Murphy


Maria Comstock


Phat Ly


Pratik Gadamasetti


Robin Reilly


Shane Seitz


Stephen LaPlante

Sujata Pagedar


Walter Macklem


Yakov Wiegmann

Riely, Safer, Holmes & Cancila, LLP