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?

New ideas!  Experience!  Personal growth!

Reduced cost for social events and fall conference

Recertification Credits that count toward Y-USA leadership accreditation 

Employee Recognition

Access to the Employee Assistance Fund

2019 Upcoming Events

The YMCA Professional Network Chapter 82 schedules social events throughout the year. Join us for our first event of 2019.
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join and participate.


Date and Location

Thursday, March 28, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jupiter Pizza
2181 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA, 94704


Overview & Agenda

6:00 - 7:00 pm    Networking & Dinner (No Host Bar)
7:00 - 7:30 pm    Welcome Message from Fran Gallati, CEO - YMCA of the East Bay
7:15 - 7:30 pm    Chapter Updates and 2019 Events
7:30 - 7:45 pm    Raffle
7:45 - 9:00 pm    Networking 


$15 / YPN Members

$12 / YPN Prime Members

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