Executive Team

Paul Vest, President and CEO
Tim Blenco, Chief Operating Officer
Sabra Stewart, Chief Financial Officer

Board of Directors

Thank you to our volunteers for giving their time, expertise, and experience to the YMCA and the community. The 2019 Board of Directors for the YMCA of Western North Carolina are:


Past Chair: Charles Frederick, Market President, TD Bank
Chair: Tracy Buchanan, President and CEO, CarePartners
Vice Chair: Joe Brumit, Owner and President, Brumit Development Company; Owner and CEO, Brumit Restaurant Group
Treasurer: John Pierce, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Campus Operations, UNC Asheville 
Secretary: Caroline McLean, Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of North Carolina

Committee Chairs

Development: Joe Brumit, Owner and President, Brumit Development Company  
Facilities Visioning: Brian Walker, Vice President, Vannoy Construction
Finance: John Pierce, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Campus Operations, UNC Asheville 
Governance: Rick Lutovsky, President and CEO (retired), Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, Community Volunteer
Population Health: Meg Ragland, President and Co-Founder, Plum Print

Board Members

Tony Baldwin, Superintendent, Buncombe County Schools  
John Bryant, Associate Superintendent, Henderson County Public Schools 
Laura Dover, President, Dover Insulation
Tate Groome, Co-CEO and Director of Insurance, Colton Groome and Company
Kathy Guyette, Senior Vice President, Mission Health System
Ben Hamrick, CEO and Shareholder, Johnson Price Sprinkle
Bill Hathaway, Chief Medical Officer, Mission Health System
Bryan Kerns, Strategic Development Director, AVL Technologies
Rick Lutovsky, President and CEO (retired), Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, Community Volunteer
Bill Newman, NHN Constructors
Meg Ragland, President and Co-Founder, Plum Print
Robby Russell, Senior Vice President, PNC Bank
Susan Shanor, Community Volunteer
Brian Walker, Vice President, Vannoy Construction
Darin Waters, Executive Director, Office of Community Engagement, UNC Asheville
Steve White, Special Agent (retired), FBI

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