Dear Families and Members,
Greetings! Have you heard about all of the updates, improvements, and highly skilled new staff we are adding at the Helena YMCA? I am excited to share our continued efforts to remake your YMCA.
Since arriving, I have stressed the importance of our people. Our people will make a difference in delivering all of the exceptional services that you deserve. To that end, I am excited about the new members of the YMCA team that we continue to build. Richard Ortega, our Director of Development, joins us after decades of successful experiences leading fundraising initiatives for, among others, Carroll College and Texas A&M - San Antonio. Our new COO, Matt Bartlett, comes from years of exceptional business and military leadership endeavors. Judi Allen comes over from the Montana Association of Realtors as our new Sports and Aquatics Director. Her exceptional experience leading complex programs in numerous business fields will be a tremendous asset in helping us expand and improve quality programs for kids and adults. We also welcome Alana Cunningham, our new Director of Marketing, who comes from the Helena Chamber of Commerce. As a brilliant young communicator, she will help us share the message of all of the exciting things happening now and planned in the future. In addition, as a former Olympic Developmental swimmer, Alana comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience in aquatics. Her passion and skills will be a tremendous asset in helping the YMCA reestablish the best swimming programs in the region. Please join me in welcoming them!