Senior Leadership Team



Dexter Johnson
President & CEO

Kimberly Kennison
Chief Financial Officer

Thomas Ashe
Vice President
Association Initiatives

Nickolaus Haenchen
Vice President
Human Resources &
Leadership Development

Andre’a Lee
Executive Director
Downtown Springfield YMCA Branch

Lavar Click
Executive Director
Dunbar Community Center

Uriah Rodriguez
Executive Director of Education

Karen Mercier
Senior Director of Finance

YMCA of Greater Springfield – Corporate Board of Directors Executive Committee

  • Patrick Leary, Board Chair/CVO
  • Michael E. Murphy, Vice Chair
  • Ronald C. Kidd, Secretary
  • Theresa Jasmin, Treasurer
  • Jeffrey E. Poindexter, Immediate Past Chair
  • Samuel R. Hanmer, At-Large Board Member
  • Dexter Johnson, President & CEO

YMCA of Greater Springfield – Corporate Board of Directors

  • Raymond L. Berry – President, White Lion Brewing Company
  • Dominic L. Blue – Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, Mass Mutual Financial Group
  • Helen Caulton-Harris – Commissioner of Health and Human Services, City of Springfield
  • Lamont Clemons – Entrepreneur
  • Brian Elliott – Sergeant, Springfield Police Department
  • Daniel Flynn – EVP & Chief Operating Officer, Wholesale Banking, United Bank
  • Ellen W. Freyman – Attorney, Law Firm of Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C.
  • Maria Gulluni – Deputy General Counsel, ISO New England, Inc.
  • Samuel R. Hanmer – President, Field Eddy, Inc.
  • Justin J. Hurst – Attorney & Business Owner, Hurst & Crane
  • Theresa Jasmin, Senior Director of Finance, Big Y Foods
  • Ronald C. Kidd – Attorney, Pellegrini, Seeley, Ryan & Blakesley
  • Patrick Leary – Partner, Moriarty & Primack, P.C.
  • Maria Ligus – Executive Director, New North Citizens’ Council
  • Michael E. Murphy – President & CEO, Holyoke Credit Union
  • Ted Noonan – President, Noonan Energy Corporation
  • Michael S. Ostrowski – President & CEO, Arrha Credit Union
  • Robert J. Perry – Partner (retired), Meyers Brothers Kalicka
  • Jeffrey D. Poindexter – Attorney, Bulkley, Richardson, Gelinas, LLP
  • Michael J. Quinn – Owner, Universal Electric Corporation
  • Michael Rouette – Chief Lending Officer & Senior Vice President, Monson Savings Bank
  • Francis Smith – Advertising Manager, The Republican
  • Seth N. Stratton – Vice President and General Counsel, MGM Springfield

Board of Director Emeritus

  • Ronald Kidd, Emeritus
  • Stanley Szlachetka, Emeritus
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