To maintain a healthy and safe environment and in compliance with the state-mandated masking order as well as CDC Guidelines, MASKS are required AT ALL TIMES when at the Y- even if you’ve been vaccinated or had the COVID-19 virus.

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The YMCA of Greater Erie’s Association Office is located within the Downtown Y’s building at 31 West 10th Street.  Office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30am – 4:30pm

Gerry Van DeMerwe
Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (814)452-1432 ext.230
Email Gerry

Dawn Stearns
Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (814)452-1432 ext. 230
Email Dawn

Jill Simmons
Vice President, Youth Development
Phone: (814)452-1432 ext. 244
Email Jill

Tammy Roche
Vice President, Financial Development, Membership & Marketing
(814)452-1432 ext. 252
Email Tammy

Jessica Wolfrom
Assistant Controller
Phone: (814)452-1432 ext. 234
Email Jessica

Joseph Slezak
Information Technology
Phone: (814)452-1432 ext. 266
Email Joe

Pete Eaglen (Chair)
Carl Wolfrom (Immediate Past Chair)
Ron Bielanin
Jeff Evans
Erin Fessler
Kevin Flowers
Carol Gilmore
Tony Gilmore
Tim Glass (First Vice Chair)
David Haller
Steve Herbstritt
John Kathman
Ron Lord
Josie Lubiejewski
Tom Myers, Esq.
Andrew Pushchak
Jason Roeback
Paul Sallie
Renee Slabic
Ken Slaney
Mike Smiley
Mike Sparks
Mollie Sweeny
Thad Urban
David Waples
Dennis Wilkins
Julie Wilson (Second Vice Chair)