Executive Team

Paul Vest, President and CEO
Tim Blenco, Chief Operating Officer
Sabra Stewart, Chief Financial Officer
Kristen Aquino, Vice President of Financial Development
Anette Morrow, Vice President of Human Capital and Talent Development
Jennifer Murphy, Sr. Vice President of Operations
MaryO Ratcliffe, Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Melissa Wiedeman, Vice President of Operations, K-12 Childcare

Board of Directors

Thank you to our volunteers for giving their time, expertise, and experience to the YMCA and the community. The 2021 Board of Directors for the YMCA of Western North Carolina are:

Officers

Past Chair: Tracy Buchanan, President and CEO, CarePartners 
Chair: Joe Brumit, Owner and President, Brumit Development Company; Owner and CEO, Brumit Restaurant Group
Treasurer: Robby Russell, Commercial Relationship Manager, Senior Vice President, First National Bank
Secretary: Caroline McLean, Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of North Carolina

Committee Chairs

Development: Gary Foss
Facilities Visioning: Brian Walker, Vice President, Vannoy Construction
Finance: Robby Russell, Senior Vice President, PNC Bank
Governance: Rick Lutovsky, President and CEO (retired), Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, Community Volunteer
Health Equity: Meg Ragland, President and Co-founder, Plum Print

Board Members

Tony Baldwin, Superintendent, Buncombe County Schools  
John Bryant, Superintendent, Henderson County Public Schools 
Tracy Buchanan, President and CEO, CarePartners
Laura Dover, President, Dover Insulation
Gary Foss, Founder and President (retired), GFoss Consulting, LLC
Charles Frederick, Market President, TD Bank
Kathy Guyette, Chief Nurse Executive, Strongline
Ben Hamrick, CEO and Shareholder, Johnson Price Sprinkle
Bill Hathaway, Chief Medical Officer, Mission Health System
Terri King, Owner, Coldwell Banker King
Rick Lutovsky, President and CEO (retired), Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, Community Volunteer
John Pierce, Vice Chancellor for Budget and Finance, UNC Asheville
Meg Ragland, President and Co-Founder, Plum Print
Robby Russell, Commercial Relationship Manager, Senior Vice President, First National Bank
Susan Shanor, Community Volunteer
Brian Walker, Vice President, Vannoy Construction
Steve White, Special Agent (retired), FBI
Kevin Young, Human Resources Director, The Biltmore Company

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