MEET OUR STAFF
Alan Smith, Executive Director
Alan started his Y career as a Youth Director more than 30 years ago and now he serves as the Executive Director. Born and raised in Waynesboro , Alan is passionate about serving his community. He is a proud Penn State Alumnus, an avid tennis player, and can often be found on the racquetball court at our Y! Alan can be reached via email AlanSmith@waynesboroymca.org.
James Bailes, Sports & Fitness Director
Our Strive Wellness Center offers a multitude of Cardio conditioning and strength training equipment and is visited by thousands of members each month. James Bailes holds a degree in Sports Exercise Physiology and Athletic Coaching Education from West Virginia University and is on hand to make sure our members are achieving their goals in the healthiest way possible. Don’t forget that new members are encouraged to participate in the complimentary Orientation to our Strive Wellness Center. For more information you can contact James or call our Member Services Desk 717-762-6012.
Fran Britsch, Member Services Manager
We love our members! Fran Britsch and her friendly staff make sure that everyone feels welcome at our Y. The Member Services Staff is always on hand to answer your questions, process payments and assists members registering for programs. Fran also coordinates all facility rentals within the facility so if you are planning a child’s party or need a space for a meeting, you should contact Fran at Fran@waynesboroymca.org.
.Mike Decker, Maintenance Director
Our campus spans 11 acres and our facility is over 70,000 sq feet so our members rely on Mike and his competent facilities team to keep the building is the best possible shape. Although a portion of our building was newly constructed recently, the original building dates back to 1975. Mike and his staff are staff is diligent about preforming routine maintenance and repairs. Concerns, comments, and/ or suggestions are always welcome and can be made at our Member Services Desk.
.Amanda Gietka, Membership & Development Director
Amanda resides in Hagerstown and he been proudly serving the Y for two years. In additional to ensuring member satisfaction, Amanda also oversees the Open Doors Financial Assistance Scholarship Program and the Partners with Youth / Strong Kids Annual Support Campaign. If you have any questions about your membership or would like to volunteer at our Y, contact her at email@example.com.
Tanja Koons, Child Care Director
Child Care is a major part of what attracts our members to our facility. Tanja organizes our year- round All Day Child Care program as well as our Y’s Nest Pre-school and School Aged Care Programs. In the last 7 years, Tanja has established certified care programs that meet the DPW standards in regards to ratio, staff and curriculum. Tanja works closely with parents, staff, and our area school districts to create and offer programs that serve the youth and students of the Waynesboro and Greencastle areas, while giving kids the education and structure they need to be successful. Any questions about these programs can be directed to Tanja Koons.
Bruce Matthews, Aquatics Director & WAVES Swim Team Coach
The Y houses TWO indoor pools which host not only youth swim lessons, open swim and rehabilitative fitness classes, but it also is home to the YMCA WAVES Competitive Swim Team. Bruce oversees his highly qualified staff who provide friendly and safe oversight to our aquatics center. Bruce also coordinates CPR, AED and Lifeguarding certification classes. Bruce can be reached at Bruce@waynesboroymca.org
Lindsey Secrest, Youth & Teen Director
For many local teens, our Y provides a safe place to go after school. Our Youth & Teen Director is responsible for coordinating quality youth and teen programs but also make sure that teens have a place to call their own! Our Teen Center is equipped with table tennis, big screen TV, Computer Lab, Indoor Rock Climbing Wall access and tables for homework, snacks or just hanging out. In addition to youth sports programs like soccer, flag football, basketball and more, our Y also offers Summer Day Camp for kids in 1st – 8th Grade. Feel free to contact Lindsey with questions about any of her youth and teen programs.
Donna Poffenberger, Finance Director
The Finance Office is responsible for processing membership and program payments as well as administrative duties such as payroll and accounts payable . Donna also coordinates the Human Resources Department which includes Gwen Rice, Human Resources Associate and Wanda Fuller, Accounting Associate.