SOUTH AMBOY – This August, eight community leaders joined the South Amboy Branch YMCA’s Board of Managers, making a commitment to give their time, vision, and organization to bring forth ideas and innovation that shape the YMCA’s support to the community.
The new branch board members include Anthony Conrad, Project Development Consultant, Sayreville Soccer Association Coach; William Hill, Wells Fargo Bank, South Amboy Branch; Mara Kelley Morse, Microsoft Corporation; Louis Mastro, Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office; Ryan Moran, Gundrum Funeral Home; Michele Murphy, Columbia Bank, Sayreville Branch; Renee Parsons, Provident Bank, South River Branch; Sheri Seminski, Rutgers University, Sciortino’s Harbor Lights; and Raffaelina Tutrone, Weichert Realtors.
“I feel privileged to have the opportunity to work with the 2012-2013 South Amboy Branch Board of Managers, all accomplished professionally and knowledgeable about the communities. Their contributions cannot be overstated,” says YMCA of MEWSA Board Chair, Lucinda Florio. “Branch board members provide the strategic advisory support and guidance on how to help the Y, and our CEO, Scott Lewis, and I turn to them regularly for solid advice and guidance on how to help the Y achieve its mission. We are confident that the incoming board members will provide the same accessibility to share their expertise for the benefit of our organization.”
The new branch board members will be joining the continuing Board of Managers: Janine Akey, Chair, Pamela Brown, Zusette Dato, Mary Lou DeBlis, Lucinda Florio, Susan Gross, Paul Christopher Kulakis, Dan McCrone, Linda Mazzella, Yaw Ofori-Behome, MD, John S. Misiewicz, DC, Barbara Tobin, Rebecca Wallentine, and Casey Woods.
Florio’s appreciation for the work that has already been done and her enthusiasm for what lies ahead are echoed by Sherrill Rudy, South Amboy Branch Executive Director. “Exceptional community leaders and a highly qualified professional staff is where it all begins,” says Rudy. “I am surrounded by the most brilliant, talented and dedicated people. To partner with my colleagues and be associated with a great group of volunteer leaders presents an unparalleled opportunity to serve South Amboy, Sayreville and the surrounding communities.”
Thank you to the outgoing members of the Branch Board of Mangers for the lasting impact their hard work has had on the branch in the first 24 months: Anthony Gonsalves, Kathy Kudelka, and Nancy Pavich.
The South Amboy Branch Y reaches more than 5,000 members through a variety of programs, including childcare, afterschool programs, camps, health and fitness, and family and senior activities. The twenty two members of the South Amboy Branch YMCA 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, contact Sherrill Rudy, Executive Branch Director, at 1-732-553-9622 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to make a contribution contact Amanda Rushnak, Membership & Marketing Director, at 1-732-553-9622 or email@example.com.