GREATER SCRANTON YMCA
706 North Blakely Street
GREATER SCRANTON YMCA
706 North Blakely Street
, President & Chief Executive Officer
Meet Trish Fisher! Trish has more than 19 years of professional YMCA experience. Trish has been the President & CEO of the Greater Scranton YMCA since March, 2014. Trish started her Y career as a Teen Director with Greater New York YMCA and this is her 3rd YMCA CEO position. Trish is originally from NY, but has lived in several areas of the country.
In the next 3-5 years, Trish will be concentrating on upgrading the facility and expanding on programs to fit the needs of the surrounding communities.
Meet Wayne! Wayne is the Branch Executive Director at the Greater Scranton YMCA!
Wayne has been with the Y professionally for 25 years. Throughout his career, Wayne has served in various capacities including program director, senior director, branch executive director, and CEO. Born and raised in Schuylkill County, Wayne's Y career has taken him to New York, Virginia, and back to Pennsylvania where he is proud to once again serve the communities of his roots.
With a background in facility development, membership, and program, Wayne's biggest accomplishment to date is bringing a YMCA back to Schuylkill County for the first time in 30 years.
"I love working for the Y because everyone shares the same vision and mission, and we get to see it come to life every day. We're affecting lives and changing communities.", Branch Executive Director
Meet Karen Clause! Karen is the Associate Executive Director for the Greater Scranton YMCA! Karen has been working at the Y for over 30 years! Her Y work includes overseeing and managing the development, implementation, administration and evaluation of assigned operations such as membership, sports, health & wellness and youth and adult programs!
What Karen loves most about working at the Y is seeing the smiling faces of the children and members everyday!, Senior Program & Community Events Director
Meet Meghan! Meghan is the Marketing and Development Director at the Greater Scranton & Wilkes-Barre Family YMCAs.
Meet Diana Dempsey! Diana is the Aquatic Director at the Greater Scranton YMCA. Diana has been working at the Y for thirty-four years (5 years here at the Greater Scranton Y, 4 years at the Hollywood Florida YMCA, then back at the Greater Scranton YMCA for the past 25 years) and is originally from Western Pa (about 1 1/2 hours north of Pittsburgh).
Her Y work focuses on all aspects of Aquatics here at the YMCA. This includes Swim Lessons & Swim Instructor Training, Water Exercise & Water Exercise Instructor Training, Swim Team & Training Swim Officials, Lifeguard Training, and all of the schedules for the Aquatic Area. What Diana loves most about her job is helping her staff to provide meaningful programs that meet the many needs of our community while helping to keep our children and families safe around water., Senior Aquatics Director
Meet Meghan Burns! Meghan is the Financial Development and Marketing Coordinator for the Greater Scranton and Wilkes-Barre Family YMCAs.
Meghan has been working for the Y for over 4 years in various roles. She is a Northeast Pennsylvania Native and graduated from Wilkes University with a degree in Communication Studies. Her Y work focuses on coordinating the Annual Support Campaign, managing the Ys various social media accounts, website maintenance, digital promotions and more!
What Meghan loves most about her job is helping share the YMCAs mission throughout Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties. "I learned so much growing up at the Y. It really helped shape who I am today. I love seeing how it impacts others and sharing those stories with our community!", Financial Development & Marketing Coordinator
Meet Rich! Rich is the CFO at the Greater Scranton & Wilkes-Barre Family YMCAs. Rich has worked for the Y for the past 9 years. He grew up in Luzerne County, but now resides in Lackawanna County.
Rich graduated from King's College with a degree in Accounting. He oversees all financial reporting, budgeting, general accounting and implementing the new accounting procedures. What Rich loves about his job is being able to help the people in the community that he lives in., Chief Financial Officer
Robert Duliba is the Senior Director of Membership Services for the Wilkes-Barre Family & Greater Scranton YMCAs. Robert has been working for multiple Ys since 2012. His main focus is membership and ensuring all individuals that come into the Y feel welcomed and enjoy their experience.
"The great thing about membership is that it extends far beyond interactions in the Welcome Center. It's how we connect with our members in a group exercise class, in the pool, walking in the hallway and outside of the walls of the Y."
What Robert loves most about the Y is how important the organization is to communities. "What would communities around the country look like if the Y ceased to exist?" He believes in the Y's mission and wants to make sure everyone feels connected to it., Senior Membership Director
Janine is the Education Director at the Greater Scranton YMCA. She has been at the Greater Scranton YMCA for 28 years working with children and families in Early Learning, after School, Summer Camp and other facets of youth programs. Currently, Janine is the Director of the Early Learning Center and the After School Program. Both of these programs are licensed through the Dept. of Human Services. Also, during the summer months she is the Site Director Supervisor for our Summer Learning Loss Prevention Program. This YMCA signature program helps elementary students that are reading below grade level.
Meet Patti Goodenow! Patti is the Senior Director of Chronic Disease Prevention for the Greater Scranton & Wilkes-Barre Family YMCAs.
Meet Dale! Dale is the Facility and Grounds Director at the Greater Scranton YMCA. Dale is a Northeastern Pennsylvania native.
Dale ensures for the safety of Greater Scranton YMCA members and facility visitors everyday. What Dale likes most about his job at the Y is meeting new people and spreading the cause and mission of the Y with our members and community!
Meet Brandon Whipple! Brandon is the Health and Wellness Director of The Greater Scranton YMCA. Brandon has worked for multiple Y's since 2013. His main focus is overseeing our entire health and wellness department and the safety of all our members who use it. Brandon also helps to coordinate our youth programming to ensure we offer a wide variety of activities to help keep our youth active and teach social responsibility.
What Brandon likes most about The YMCA is seeing how it brings people together daily, creates lasting friendships, and offers a place for truly anyone to come be a part of., Health & Wellness Director
Meet Loretta Strehle! Loretta is the Member Engagement Director. She been with the Y for over 25 years initially starting on a part time basis at the Welcome Center and moving to her current full time position. Loretta's Y work includes overseeing day to day operation of the Welcome Center and member services.
"The best part of my job is seeing all the relationships that have been built here through the program's and classes offered here at the Y.", Member Engagement Coordinator