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; President, CDG Environmental 
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
Stephen Bajan, II, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones Investments
Adrianne Brusko, Director, B. Braun Medical Inc.
Mike Caverly, VP Strategic Development, PPL
Thomas Dinkelacker, Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Advisory Council Chair-Suburban North  
Mark Fuller, Vice President, COO, Fuller Paper Co. Advisory Council Chair-Nazareth
Dr. Sedgwick Harris, Vice President Student Affairs, Northampton Community College 
Dr. Kathleen Hutnik, Ph.D., Associate Deputy Provost for Graduate Education, Lehigh University
Ellen Iobst, President, Iobst Supply Chain Consulting, LLC.
Joe Pinto, Chief Operating Officer, St. Luke's Health University Health Network Lehighton & Sacred Heart Campuses
Kelly S. Shak, Vice President Rehabilitation Services, Lehigh Valley Health Network
Paul Story, Jr., District Manager/Vice President, Wells Fargo
Minister Kimberly Thurston-Brown, Advisor, Neighbour's Inc. and Counselor, LDK Counseling 
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


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.

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.