Our Staff

John Benigni »

CEO, Meriden-New Britain-Berlin YMCA

Carmen Chaparro »

Membership and Community Engagement Director

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 »

Director of Marketing and Communications, 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 »

Director or Child Care Operations, Meriden-New Britain-Berlin YMCA

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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