About the Greater Valley YMCA


The Greater Valley YMCA is a volunteer-led, nonprofit, community organization. The Y is committed to strengthening community by positively changing lives every day. At each of our branches, we concentrate our efforts in three areas: Healthy Living, Youth Development, and Social Responsibility. And we do so in a way that upholds the Y’s traditional family values of Respect, Responsibility, Caring, and Honesty.


For over 100 years, the Y has made tangible differences in the communities of Allentown, Bethlehem, Catasauqua, Easton, Forks, Nazareth, those comprising the Slate Belt region and the Lehigh Valley as a whole. Founded as individual YMCAs as early as 1897, the following branches of the Greater Valley YMCA merged together between 2010 and 2015: the Nazareth YMCA, the Suburban North Family YMCA, the Family YMCA of Easton, Phillipsburg & Vicinity and the Bethlehem YMCA. In 2014, the Forks YMCA Education Center was established. The Slate Belt branch was opened in 2015. In January 2017, the Allentown YMCA joined the Greater Valley YMCA.


There is something for everyone at the Y. We serve the entire community, from the young child just learning to swim to the active older adult seeking the social, recreational, and physical activities the Y offers. Each Y-Branch on this website has its' own program brochure for you to access.


At your Greater Valley YMCA, every community member is served regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, religious affiliation or financial background -- no child or family is ever turned away due to an inability to pay. Please see our Financial Assistance section for more information on this program.


Thank you for supporting the Greater Valley YMCA. 


The Y. For a better us.



Greater Valley YMCA Board of Directors


Bryan Gault, Chief Volunteer Officer/Chair; President, Wind Gap Chevrolet Buick

John Dittbrenner, Jr., Vice Chair; Former Executive VP & Sr. Corporate Banking Manager

Stephen Bajan, Treasurer, CEO, Saucon Mutual Insurance Company

Peter Dent, Secretary, Development Manager, CDG Environmental



Douglas Batchelder, Ministry Advancement, The Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM)

John Brown, Independent Consultant

Darren Cobb, COO, Pheonix Capital Associates

James Cotter, President, Jim Cotter Associates

Thomas Dinkelacker, Esq.,Dimmich, Dinkelacker & Anewalt, PC

Mark Fuller, Vice President, COO, Fuller Paper Co.

Lee Gilman, Enterprise Business Executive, RCN

MacKenzie Guyer, Sr. Marketing Manager, AT&T

Tony Phillips, President, Allentown NAACP

Robert Schmidt, Jr., Vice President/Partner, East Penn Insurance Group

Paul Story, Jr., District Manager/VP, Wells Fargo

Vince Tallarico, Vice President, LVHN Heart Institute, Lehigh Valley Hospital Network



Maribel Tandazo - Director of Pathway Development

Crystal Messer - Vice President Child Care

Kate Cohen - Chief Development Officer

Emily Mullen - Chief Communications Officer

Jennifer McCarthy - Chief Human Resources Officer

Tara Fleureton - Chief Finance Officer

Mark Casson - Chief Operating Officer

David Fagerstrom - Chief Executive Officer




Jodi Perry-Petrozak - 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





Branch Program Director

Branch Executive Director

VP of Child Care

Chief Human Resources Officer


Our YMCA has partnered with Praesidium to ensure the safety of the youth in our programs. Praesidium helps thousands of organizations, including every YMCA in the country, prevent sexual abuse of children and vulnerable adults by employees, volunteers, and other program participants. We are working with Praesidium to ensure we meet best practices in abuse prevention, strengthening our policies, screening practices, trainings, supervision and responding procedures, and education materials for youth and parents. Not only do we want our staff and volunteers to understand how abuse occurs and what are appropriate interactions between YMCA staff and volunteers with youth, but we also want parents and youth to understand as well. Please review these materials to learn more about how we can all ensure the safety of youth here at the YMCA.



Greater Valley YMCA 990 available here.



Greater Valley YMCA Annual Report

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, 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.