Our Staff


John Benigni »

CEO, Meriden-New Britain-Berlin YMCA


Phylis Balogh »

Front Desk Supervisor, Meriden YMCA


Carmen Chaparro »

Events Director, Meriden-New Britain-Berlin YMCA


Susan Chester »

CFO, Meriden-New Britain-Berlin YMCA


Kyle Cookson »

Sports Director, Meriden YMCA

Kyle manages our sports programs, school vacation and snow day programs, and sports birthday parties.


Carolyn Daniels »

Arts and Education Program Director and Mountain Mist Day Camp Director

Carolyn manages our arts and education programs, homeschool enrichment, Mountain Mist Day Camp.


Mary-Jo DiPasquale »

Child Care Director, Meriden YMCA Martin Gaffey Child Care Center and Little Panthers Preschool

Mary-Jo manages the Meriden YMCA Child Care School Readiness Preschool Program at the Meriden YMCA Martin Gaffey Child Care Center at 66 Crown Street and the Little Panthers Preschool program at Platt High School.


Joan Goodman »

Membership & Marketing Director, Meriden-New Britain-Berlin YMCA and CrossFit Meriden


Joel Jekubovich »

Facilities Director, Meriden-New Britain-Berlin YMCA


Cathy Lewis »

Competitive Swim Coach & Mountain Mist Outdoor Center Coordinator

Cathy is the Head Coach for the Meriden-New Britain-Berlin YMCA Seals Swim Team, manages the downtown and Mountain Mist pools and swim lessons.Cathy also coordinates all Mountain Mist Outdoor Center rentals.


Steve Markoja »

Branch Executive Director, Meriden YMCA


Carrie Marquardt »

Health & Wellness Director, Meriden-New Britain-Berlin YMCA and CrossFit Meriden

Carrie is the Health & Wellness Director, Meriden-New Britain-Berlin YMCAs and CrossFit Meriden.


Christine Ramezzana »

Director, Meriden YMCA Head Start and Little Spartans

Christine manages the Head Start program, and Little Spartans Preschool at Maloney High School.


Tina Valentin »

Child Care Director, Meriden-New Britain-Berlin YMCA

Meriden YMCA Infant and Toddler Learning Center, Little Hounds Preschool at Hanover Elementary School, and Meriden YMCA Early Learning Center (Infant, Toddler and Preschool) at 12 Johnson Avenue, Meriden YMCA Little Rascals, Berlin YMCA Child Care, New Britain YMCA School Readiness Preschool, New Britain YMCA Child Care Academy, New Britain YMCA Little Scholars


Tammy Valk »

Human Resources Director, Meriden-New Britain-Berlin YMCA


Tony Cortright »

Gymnastics Director and Head Coach, Meriden-New Britain-Berlin YMCA

Tony manages our gymnastics program, team, and gymnastics birthday parties.


Justin Ferreira »

Director of Youth Development, Meriden-New Britain-Berlin YMCA


Amy Fitzgerald »

Program Director, Berlin YMCA, and Meriden YMCA Before and After School Care

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