THE YMCA OF DANE COUNTY is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. Every day our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good. 

Strengthening communities is our cause. At the Y, we believe that lasting personal and social change happens when we all work together. 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 be healthy, confident, connected and secure.

At the Y, no child, family or adult is turned away for the inability to pay. We recognize that for communities to succeed, everyone must be given the opportunity to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.

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

Our Impact  
The YMCA will be recognized as a community leading collaborator, who achieves bold results in the areas of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, with an emphasis on youth and families.

Our Leaders

Mark Westover, President/CEO
Emily Andersen, Controller
Sharon Baldwin, Sr. Director of Healthy Living
Jen Kruel, Vice President of Mission Advancement
Jon Landsverk, Northeast Center Executive
Katie Martinelli, West Center Executive
Jason McColl, East Center Executive
Mike Mohoney, Chief Financial Officer/VP of Finance
Kerry Newquist, Chief Human Resources Officer/VP of Human Resources
Cindy Plummer, Sr. Director of Human Resources
Scott Shoemaker, Sr. Director of Marketing and Communications
Annette Steele, Executive Assistant to the President/CEO
Paul VanderVelde, Chief Operating Officer

Ben Christensen, American Family Insurance
Matt Darga, Urban Land Interests
Elizabeth Erickson, Jackson Lewis P.C.
Todd Fortune, Merrill Lynch
Jim Hiveley, Quartz Health Solutions
Matt Karnick, First Business Bank
Aaron Kostichka, McGann Construction, Inc.
Ann Muehl, American Family Insurance
Maggie Musgrave, LDI, Ltd.
Alison Prange, Friends of Henry Vilas Zoo
Leah Roe, Roe & Co.
Wes Sparkman, Dane County Office of Equity & Inclusion
Tim Stadelman, J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.
Greg Tracy, Propeller Health
Charles Tubbs, Sr., Dane County Emergency Management/Homeland Security
Jasper Vaccaro, Wisconsin Bank & Trust
Rick Weiland, UW College of Engineering Adjunct Faculty (retired)
Katie Yeutter, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce

Executive Committee 

Todd Fortune, Chair
Matt Darga, Vice Chair
Wes Sparkman, Secretary
Rick Weiland, Treasurer
Jasper Vaccaro, Past Chair

Board Committee Chairs
Todd Fortune, Executive
Elizabeth Erickson, Governance
Rick Weiland, Finance & Audit
Aaron Kostichka, Mission Advocacy
Matt Darga, Capital Planning & Development
Matt Karnick, Membership Growth

Lussier Family East Branch Advisory Board
Sarah McMunn, Chair
Mel Freitag, Co-Chair
Karen Bosold
Michelle Bouffiou
Molly Jones
Scott Buchanan
Sunil Asija
Naomi Kroth

Northeast Branch Advisory Board
Neil Stechschulte, Chair
Becky Gruber, Vice Chair
Eric Seidl, Campaign Chair
Stacy Darga
Steve Stocker
Michelle Weber
Mark Olsen
Janine Punzel
Neri Haried

Lussier Family West Branch Advisory Board
Nate Altfeather, Chair
Robin Downs, Campaign Chair
John Cates
Stephanie Daugherty
Dave Genin
Richard Hackner
Mike Keepman
Kathy Key
Luke Lestikow
Jeremy Neuman