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ABOUT US

STRENGTHENING COMMUNITY IS OUR PURPOSE

Our hearts are heavy as we grapple with the tragedies and trials communities across the world are facing. It is heartbreaking to see so much disunity and, strife, hurt and pain. The YMCA was founded in 1844 by a man who witnessed this same turmoil and despair in his own community.  As the YMCA of Orange County stands here today, our purpose remains…to strengthen our community.

We are committed to offering…

A place that welcomes all. Our programs are open to everyone. No matter what someone’s circumstances, background, age, race, economic status, income, etc. is, they are welcome to access and benefit from our programs.

A place to be healthy and make meaningful connections. Our fitness facilities provide equipment and classes for all fitness levels and abilities. They provide a place to build and foster friendships, reclaim healthy habits, overcome challenges, set new goals, and be the best version of themselves.

A positive place for kids. As parents and caregivers work to balance life and family many need a place for their child to be when not in school. A place where they know their child can learn, grow, play, and thrive all while being cared for in a safe environment. Our before & after school care program welcomes children ages K – 8th grade. Every child participates in curriculum-based learning, STEM projects, and activities. Our resident camps bring children of all backgrounds together for a week of exploration and adventure. Our Inclusion and New Horizons programs recognize the need for some to receive specialized services, care, and experiences.

At the YMCA of Orange County, we will continue to do our part to help build a better future for our children and our community.

With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y serves Orange County, Riverside County, Pomona Valley, and East San Gabriel Valley through 5 Health & Wellness Centers (Fullerton, Huntington Beach, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, Newport-Mesa), two program centers (Rancho Mission Viejo, Yorba Linda/Placentia), an aquatics and soccer complex (Santa Ana), numerous community services and youth programs and 80 Before & After School Program Centers. Donations, grants, and legacy gifts keeps or ensures Y programs are open to all regardless of an individual’s or family’s financial circumstances. 100% of donations support our financial assistance program or subsidized programs for marginalized populations.

OUR MISSION

The YMCA of Orange County puts Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

OUR VISION

To improve lives and strengthen character by fostering youth and family development, healthy living and social responsibility driven by passionate staff and volunteers.

OUR VALUES

Caring
Honesty
Respect
Responsibility

JEFF McBRIDE
Chief Executive Officer

DOLORES DALY
Chief Operations Officer

CHRISTINE SALAS
Vice President of Human Resources

ANNA ROMITI
Vice President of Marketing & Communications

WILLIAM E. SAWIN, SR.
Director of Development

EMILIO SOSA
Director of Branch Operations

DORAIN CASSELL
Executive Director – Child & Youth Development
North Orange County, Pomona Valley, East San Gabriel Valley

KAYCEE MARTIN
Executive Director – Child & Youth Development
South Orange County

LEE LOMBARDO
Associate Executive Director
YMCA Community Services

RIKKI BAINS
Executive Director
Fullerton Family YMCA

AMELYA D’ALBA
Executive Director
Mission Viejo Family YMCA

JOE JIMENEZ
Executive Director
Newport-Mesa Family YMCA

KELLY KNEUBUHL
Executive Director
Laguna Niguel Family YMCA

JENNIFER TODD
Associate Executive Director
Huntington Beach Family YMCA

DOUG TRAWICK
Associate Executive Director
Santa Ana Family YMCA

LISA ALONSO
Executive Vice President & CHRO
Healthpeak Properties, Inc.

BRIAN CONSTABLE
VP of Enterprise Banking
Evangelical Christian Credit Union

ROSANNA COVEYOU, Chair
Chief Financial Officer
Laguna Cove, Inc.

GREG CUSTER
Executive Vice President, Manager
Orange County Administration
Whittier Trust Company

RYAN FESSLER
SVP, Global Finance
Volcom

MICHAEL HAHN, 3rd Vice Chair
Sr. VP, Relationship Manager
Farmers & Merchants Bank

MINH HOANG
Director, Accounting Operations
Pacific Dental Services, LLC

DAVID LAMB, Past Chair
Partner
The Stratham Group

JEFF McBRIDE, President
President & CEO
YMCA of Orange County

JULIETTE MEUNIER, 1st Vice Chair
Partner, Human Capital
Ernst & Young

JESS MEYERS
Director, Financial Management Serv.
Lyndon Group

SEAN PEASLEY, Treasurer
Principal – Security Services
Deloitte & Touche LLP

MICHAEL PROUD, 2nd Vice Chair
Director of Missions
Orange County So. Baptist Assoc.

JOHN ROCHFORD, Secretary
Chairman & CEO
Snyder Langston

DON SAULIC
Partner
Private Wealth Management
The Bahnsen Group

JAY SCOTT
Chief Human Resources Officer
Anaheim Ducks/HS Ventures/Honda Center