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, Branch Executive Director

Theresa McCoy, Senior Housing Director

Rafael Cano, Director of Healthy Living

Leonardo Gonzalez, Member Engagement Director

John Toczynski, Property Manager


Five Points Branch: (908) 688-9622

Jessica Samolewicz, Branch Executive Director

Thomas Bruzdowski, Property Manager

Tyler Christie, Healthy Living/Youth Sports Program Director

Arielle Wright, Director of Child Development

Jessica Keavney, Senior Aquatic Director

Briana Curtis, Member Engagement Director

Francheska Portuguez, SACC & Camp Director


Rahway Branch: (732) 388-0057

Shannon Frank, Branch Executive Director

Thomas Bruzdowski, Property Manager

Jessica Keavney, Senior Aquatics Director

Leonardo Gonzalez, Membership Engagement Director

Tracy diPasquale, SACC & Camp Director


Wellness Center Branch: (908) 349-9622

Jodi Pelano, Branch Executive Director

Thomas Bruzdowski, Property Manager

Paul Mickiewicz, Senior Director of Healthy Living

Briana Curtis, Member Engagement Director


WISE Center YMCA Branch: (908) 349-9622

Susan Butler, W.I.S.E Center Director


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

Naldy Velarde, School Age Child Care & Camp Director


Association Office Staff

Alexandria Brim, Human Resources Manager

Silvia Gonzalez, Senior Executive Assistant

Alejandra Johnson, Controller

Rachel Niemczyk, Grants Administrator

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