Josh Royce - Interim President and CEO

Josh Royce is the interim President and Chief Executive Officer of the YMCA of Central New York, with headquarters located in Syracuse, NY. 

He previously served as the organization’s Chief Operating Officer, responsible for senior operations leadership of all branches and program sites, member service delivery, and program implementation. Josh has served the Y movement for over 20 years, including in New Hampshire and Connecticut. 

Josh received a Bachelor’s Degree from Keene State College and holds a Master of Business Administration, with a focus on leadership and finance from Franklin Pierce University. He is a native of New Hampshire and currently lives in Baldwinsville. He’s also a proud husband and the father of two boys.

Donna Chillemi

Executive Assistant
Office of the President & CEO

Senior Leadership Team

Anne Hawkes

Chief Finance and Administration Officer

Erin Grayson

Chief Talent Officer

Mariella Canady-Towns

Chief Philanthropy Officer

Penny Snell

Senior Vice President, Program Development & Growth

Stefanie Noble

Vice President of Marketing and Communication

Cheryl Pusztai

Vice President of Operations

Andy Petrus

Associate Vice President of IT

Branch Operations

Phil Memmer

Executive Director - Arts Branch

Amber Shannon

Executive Director - Manlius YMCA

Jack Korzyp

Executive Director - East Area Family YMCA

David Sargalski

Executive Director - Northwest Family YMCA

Jeff Eysaman

Executive Director - North Area Family YMCA

Josh Schupack

Executive Director - Southwest YMCA

Vanessa Martell

Executive Director - Downtown Syracuse YMCA

Kelly Notman

Associate Executive Director - Northwest Family YMCA

Jesse Kanaple

Associate Executive Director of Youth Development, East Area Family YMCA/Camp Evergreen

Association Support

Mike Heppner

Associate Vice President of Human Resources

Megan Davis

Associate Vice President of Risk Management & Quality Assurance

Mary Curcio

Associate Vice President of Development

Heidi Walter

Associate Vice President, Health Strategies

Walter Gaceta

Association Director of Member Experience

Jennifer Brown

Association Director of Aquatics & Safety

Tiffany Way


Alicia Roberson

Director of Education

Kristy Lawson

Human Resources Information Systems Director

Jenelle Balstra

Training Director

Chelsea Kordiak

Learning & Development Director

Jess Posner

Director of Virtual Programs

Mary Boynton

Creative Director