Our Staff

Our Staff | The Gateway Family YMCA

We Are Committed To Serving You & Your Family

That’s why we strive to both models and exemplify the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

Senior Leadership Team

Krystal R. Canady, Chief Executive Officer

Melynda A. Mileski, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Dennis J. McNany, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial and Chief Grants Officer

Marilyn D. Phinn, Vice President, Chief Human Resources and Chief Administration Officer

Rodger D. Koerber, Vice President of Operations

Colleen A. Clayton, Chief Membership and Development Officer

Daniel Capela, Chief Information Officer


Branch Staff Information

Elizabeth Branch: (908) 355-9622

Laura Margeotes, Elizabeth Branch Executive Director

Theresa McCoy, Senior Housing Director

Rafael Cano, Director of Healthy Living

Leonardo Gonzalez, Member Engagement Director

Shinique Jones, Director of Financial Administration

John Toczynski, Property Manager


Five Points Branch: (908) 688-9622

Jessica Samolewicz, Associate Branch Executive

Thomas Bruzdowski, Property Manager

Tyler Christie, Healthy Living/Youth Sports Program Director

Rachel Jameson, Director of Child Development

Jessica Keavney, Aquatic Director

Judith Mapp, Director of Branch Administration


Rahway Branch: (732) 388-0057

Shannon Frank, Acting Rahway Branch Executive

Paul Baytan, Health & Wellness/Youth & Teen Director

Thomas Bruzdowski, Property Manager

Charles Cook, Aquatics Director

Briana Curtis, Membership Engagement Director

LaDonna Damon, Director of Branch Administration

Tracy diPasquale, SACC & Camp Director


Wellness Center Branch: (908) 349-9622

Jodi Pelano, Branch Executive Director

Thomas Bruzdowski, Property Manager

Paul Mickiewicz, Sr. Director of Healthy Living

Chesna Closs, Member Engagement Director

Judith Mapp, Director of Branch Administration


WISE Center YMCA Branch: (908) 349-9622

Susan Butler, W.I.S.E Center Director
Kerry Jordan, W.I.S.E. Center Coordinator


Youth Development Branch: (908) 355-3061
Lisa Yanez, Sr. Director of Child Development

Naldy Velarde, School Age Child Care & Camp Director


Association Office Staff

Dawn Brandford, Accounts Payable and Payroll Administrator

Alexandria Brim, Human Resources Manager

Silvia Gonzalez, Senior Executive Assistant

Alejandra Johnson, Controller

Michael Johnson, Director of Association Initiatives

Rachel Niemczyk, Grants Administrator

Corey Wu-Jung, Shaping Eastern Union County Project Director

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