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Our Mission


The Ashland Family YMCA exists to fulfill human potential and to enrich the quality of life of those we serve through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.


The Ashland Family YMCA has a rich history of serving its community since its establishment. Founded as a part of the larger YMCA movement, it has been a cornerstone of community development and support for many years.

Our Vision 

We envision a community where all people are strong in mind, body, and spirit.

Our Values are: 

  • Caring 
  • Honesty 
  • Respect
  • Responsibility 

Our Commitment to Equity 

The Ashland Family YMCA is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and safe space for all. We are dedicated to building bridges, increasing our knowledge, understanding, and bringing people together to advance equity and create positive change at our YMCA. All are welcome here.

Our History 

When George Williams founded the first YMCA in Industrial Revolution-era London, he sought to create a supportive community to help young men like himself address pressing social challenges. The idea found a home in the U.S. seven years later at the Old South Church in Boston.  

The last 170+ years have seen the YMCA’s mission grow exponentially, and today the Y engages more than 10,000 communities across the U.S. As the nation’s leading nonprofit, the Y is committed to empowering people to reach their full potential, to improving well-being, inspiring action, strengthening communities, and ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to become healthier, more confident, connected, and secure. 

Staff Leadership

  • Heidi Hill – CEO/Executive Director
  • Laurie Schaaf – Administrative Services Manager
  • Broderick Lindeman – Senior Staff & Member Experience Director
  • Haley Baumgardner – Member Services Director
  • Dusty Bockus – Facilities & Maintenance Director
  • Brandon Bruce – Fitness Director
  • Naiya Budler – Sports & Volunteer Director
  • Gina Galardi – Senior Health & Wellness Director
  • Jenny Gunter – Fitness Center Director
  • Judy Hawley – Aquatics Director
  • Tammy Johnson – Gymnastics Director
  • Lisa Molnar – YMCA Camp DeBoer Administrator
  • Keysha Porter – Youth Activities Director
  • Kelsey Rittenhouse – Senior Program Director
  • Suzie Sanders – Preschool & Childcare Director
  • Kim Senegal – Finance Director
  • Will Robinson – Senior Operations Director
  • Travis Wills – Administrative Services Director

Volunteer Board of Directors

  • Alan DeBoer – President
  • Chris Hearn – Vice President
  • Juli DiChiro – Secretary
  • Dwaine Dawson – Treasurer
  • Andrea Zundel
  • Barbara Saigo
  • Dave Dotterrer
  • David Wilkerson
  • Diane Englehardt
  • Emily Stone Rydbom
  • Jeff Schlecht
  • Ty Hisatomi
An Experience of a Lifetime. A Lifetime of Friendships. Join the Y Today


Thank you for supporting the Ashland Family YMCA! We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and have been serving this community since 1899. Our federal tax id is 93-0386976.

It is the policy of the Association to make membership available to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, status as a disabled veteran, or financial circumstances: without discrimination.

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