At the Greater Valley YMCA, we are dedicated to strengthening community through programming focused on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  Our organization is spearheaded by dedicated volunteers and passionate staff invested in mobilizing to address key local needs.


Our Board of Directors 



Peter Dent, Chief Volunteer Officer/President; Retired
James Cotter, Vice President; President, Jim Cotter Associates
Ronald Donchez, Secretary; Senior Vice President, Fulton Bank
MacKenzie Guyer, Treasurer; Director, Public Sector Field Marketing, Lumen
Julie Ambrose, Executive Director, Allentown School District Foundation
Stephen Bajan, II, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones Investments
Dr. Sedgwick Harris, Vice President Administrative Affairs, Northampton Community College 
Ellen Iobst, President, Iobst Supply Chain Consulting, LLC.
Joe Pinto, Chief Operating Officer, St. Luke's University Health Network Lehighton & Sacred Heart Campuses
Katie Santana, Vice President of Productions and Operations, ASR Media Productions
Fred R. Schuler, Jr., Retired
Kelly S. Shak, Vice President Rehabilitation Services, Lehigh Valley Health Network
Paul Story, Jr., District Manager/Vice President, Wells Fargo
Ira Wolfe, President, Poised for the Future Company
Dr. Jack Zilfou, J.D., Attorney, Zilfou Law, LLC Advisory Council Chair-Allentown  

Our Leadership Staff Team


Association Team: 

David Fagerstrom, President/CEO

Vanessa Boulous, Chief Operating Officer

Tara Fleureton, Chief Financial Officer

Kate Cohen, Chief Development Officer

Kristen Fallon, Chief Communications Officer

Crystal Messer, Vice President of Child Care

Maribel Tandazo, Director of Pathway Development

Gregg Perez, Vice President of People and Culture


Branch Executive Director Team: 

Jodi Perry, Allentown Branch

Tiffany Henning, Bethlehem Branch

Lori Metz, Easton/Phillipsburg Branch

Ryan Knepp, Nazareth Branch

Jen DeLong, Slate Belt Branch

Melissa Brown, Suburban North Branch 

Greater Valley YMCA Form 990-- access here
Greater Valley YMCA Audited Financials -- access here
Greater Valley YMCA Annual Report -- access here



Praesidium Safety Statement

The Greater Valley YMCA Association is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our participants. We hold all staff and volunteers, regardless of position, to the highest possible standards. We require all staff and volunteers to be screened regularly and sign a code of conduct. All staff and volunteers will be monitored when interacting with participants. We take any inappropriate interactions between participants and with staff and volunteers very seriously and will fully cooperate with authorities in any case of abuse.

Greater Valley YMCA Nondiscrimination Policy 

The Greater Valley YMCA embraces inclusiveness, diversity and equal opportunity as core values. We understand that the community is stronger when the gifts of all people are respected, embraced and maximized to build a healthier community. Together, we strive to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential with dignity:


  • We are committed to lifelong learning, transparency, reflection and open dialogue, striving to eliminate disparities and eradication of unjust systems to become a multicultural organization.
  • We do not tolerate racism, discrimination or injustice in any way, shape or form.
  • We seek to infuse all we do with caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
  • We focus programs on providing community solutions for all in our region, in a culture that promotes equity and respect for the human dignity of all.

The Greater Valley YMCA has prioritized our organizational Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) work. As we continue to learn together, we seek not just to formalize this nondiscrimination policy, but to support it with action, training, thoughtful policy and systemic solutions. Recognizing the ongoing nature of our DEI journey, we seek to add to this statement over time as a living testament to our organizational DEI growth.


Join the Y


Households across our community have different needs so we offer a variety of membership types. Each of our locations offer many different programs, schedules, and classes therefore offerings and fees may vary by branch.


Please select a branch near you for more information


Greater Valley YMCA Membership Handbook

Financial Assistance


Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. At The Y, no child, family or adult is turned away due to an inability to pay.


Financial assistance awards are assessed on a case by case basis during a one-on-one, confidential session with a staff member. Those interested in applying for our financial assistance program are encouraged to download this form in English or download this form in Spanish, or stop in to any of our branches to learn more and pick up an application.

Program Registration


To register for member and non-member programs, please use our secure Online Registration.

Our Mission  |  To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.