YMCA Announces New South Amboy Branch Board Members

SOUTH AMBOY – Five community leaders have joined the South Amboy Branch Y Board of Managers, helping to create an expanded, more diversified board. The new branch board members include Paul Christopher Kulakis, Internship with Carmen F. Spezzi and Maliszewski Funeral Homes; Yaw Ofori-Behome, MD, Adom Family Medicine in South Amboy; John S. Misiewicz, DC, Sayreville Chiropractic Practice; Rebecca Wallentine, Owner of Green Earth By Beck in Sayreville; and Casey Woods, Legal Specialist State of New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities.

“Our existing branch board has a goal of increasing the board with twenty community leaders from different business areas to enhance our capabilities in serving the communities of South Amboy, Sayreville, Morgan and Parlin,” said YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge & South Amboy President-elect Lucinda Florio. “The branch board has done a great job in recruiting five impressive branch board members this year, each with various leadership capabilities, experiences and demonstrated commitment to serving their communities.”

Branch board members who joined in year one (2011) of the operations of the South Amboy Branch Y include Janine Akey, Pamela Brown, Zusette Dato, Mary Lou DeBlis, Lucinda Florio, Anthony Gonsalves, Susan Gross, Kathy Kudelka, Dan McCrone, Linda Mazzella, Nancy Pavich and Barbara Tobin.

“We are deeply grateful for their insights, counsel and commitment to the Y,” said Sherrill Rudy, Executive Branch Director for the South Amboy Branch Y. “These volunteers worked tirelessly and effectively to navigate the South Amboy Branch Y through the challenges of a start-up organization in the first 12 months. Their skills and knowledge help strengthen our organization and make us better.”

The South Amboy Branch Y reaches more than 4,700 members through a variety of programs, including childcare, afterschool programs, camps, health and fitness and family and senior activities. The seventeen members of the South Amboy Branch Y Board of Managers serve voluntarily and actively contribute to the development, management and growth of the branch by attending board and committee meetings, providing consultation on matters related to their expertise, assisting and attending events, building connections with other community organizations and participating in fund raising efforts on behalf of the people we serve.

The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy, established in 1921, is Middlesex County’s largest private nonprofit youth-serving organization. It is an organization that is open to everyone, promotes positive values and proactively supports kids, families and communities through a variety of programs. For more information about volunteering, call Executive Branch Director Sherrill Rudy at 1-732-553-9622. If you would like to make a contribution contact Membership & Marketing Director Amanda Rushnak at 1-732-553-9622.

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