About YMCA Professional Network (YPN)

Who We Are

95 active members 

5 YMCA Associations represented in Chapter 82: East Bay, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Sonoma, Hawaii

3 Social Events hosted each year

1 Fall Conference hosted in October


Why Should You Join Us?

2019 Upcoming Events

The YMCA Professional Network Chapter 82 schedules social events throughout the year. Join us for our upcoming social event in Silicon Valley.
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join and participate.


Date and Location

Wednesday, June 12, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Domain Hotel
1085 E. El Camino Real 
Sunnyvale, CA 94087 


Overview & Agenda

6:00 - 6:45 pm    Networking & Appetizers 
(No Host Bar)
6:45 - 7:45 pm    Guest Speaker Jill Vialet,
CEO of Playworks 
7:45 - 9:00 pm    Chapter Updates, 
Raffle & Networking


$25 / YPN Members

$20 / YPN Prime Members

More from our Speaker

Jill Vialet, CEO of Playworks, is the keynote speaker for the evening, speaking on "Inspiring the Next Generation of Change Makers." Here she is giving a Ted Talk on The Power of Play.

Managing your Membership

Basic Membership

Free For all YMCA staff

Suite of eLearning experiences for Y Professional Development 

A monthly online newsletter with testimonials & stories from Y leaders 

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Prime Membership

$65 Per Year

20% discount on E-Learning and Chapter events

Eligibility to receive Emergency Assistance Fund (EAF) grants 

Engage in Chapter Board and Leadership opportunities and recognition

Some YMCA Associations pay for all or part of your dues.  Please check with your HR Director. Purchase information for membership available through LCDC.

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“Networking is new to me and I felt out of place. But as the night went on, there were a lot of people who talked to me and made me feel welcomed. It was nice to know there are people who will support me.” - YPN social event attendee

Staff Recognition

Rookie of the Year

Miranda Inami (2014, YMCA of SF)

Erik Halaas (2014, YMCA of SF)

Haley Paurazas (2014, YMCA of SF)

Patrick Kelley (2014, YMCA of SV)

Efrain Gonzalez (2015, YMCA of SV)

Sarah Ballard-Hanson (2016, YMCA of SF)

Jessica Norcott (2016, YMCA of SF)

Dakota Betts (2016, YMCA of SV)

Maureen Bush (2016, YMCA of SF)

Tommy Boyle (2018, YMCA of SF)

Major Achievement

Troy Kasner (2014, YMCA of SF)

Claire DeLeon (2014, YMCA of SF)

Avery Wu (2014, YMCA of SV)

Jayne Johnson (2014, YMCA of SF)

Jennifer Trombley (2014, YMCA of SF)

Jeff Rothberg (2014, YMCA of SF)

Megan Turrell (2015, YMCA of SF)

Marco Recinos (2015, YMCA of SV)

Danielle Fuentes (2018, YMCA of SF)

Kelly Stark-Hernandez (2018, YMCA of SV)

Megan Schroder (2018, YMCA of SF)

Leadership Award

Rosanna Gomez-Martin (2014, YMCA of SF)

Joshua Leonard (2015, YMCA of SF)

Sandy LaSalle (2016, YMCA of SF)

Keola Taniguchi (2018, YMCA of Hawaii)

Dara Meinerth (2018, YMCA of SF)

*at least 10 years of service to the Y

McCoy Award

Torrey Hughes (2014, YMCA of SF)

Erik Halaas (2015, YMCA of SF)

Lara Hitchcock (2016, YMCA of SF)

Betty Canton-Self (2018, YMCA of SF)

*special award presented by the Association of Y Retirees

Our Board

Meet Our YPN 2018-2019 Board of Managers

Patrick Kelley - President   Andy Vamis
Dara Meinerth Doreen Hassan
Grace Ihn James Beckland
Jonathan Wolsey Kristen Hess Deo
Lara Farrell Hitchcock Lauren Bactad
Leslie Truong Meghan Case
Melissa Kaganovsky Mike Stancil
Rosanna Gomez Tim Byrd
Troy Kasner