Ann Arbor YMCA new Board of Directors Bring Wealth of Experience from Across Washtenaw County


Ann Arbor – On April 24, 2019 the Ann Arbor YMCA elected five new Board members to its Board of Directors. Typically, Directors serve for a period of three years with the opportunity to renew for another three-year term. These dedicated volunteers bring specific areas of expertise to inform and guide YMCA policy.

The new members joining the Board include:
Suma Amarnath MD/MPH: Ann Arbor Endocrinology and Diabetes Associates Endocrinologist
Nathan Burkhart, CPA Grant Thornton LLP, Southfield, MI
Lucile Kirk-Malcom: Judicial Coordinator, Washtenaw County Trial Court
Reed A. VanderSlik: President, Glacier Hills Inc.
Monica Ross-Williams: Ypsilanti Township Trustee

The Ann Arbor YMCA is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization serving Washtenaw County. Our cause is strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility and our mission is to put our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility into action through facilities and programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

The Ann Arbor YMCA empowers all people to learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential for every youth and teen, improves our communities’ health and well-being, and provides opportunities to give back to our neighbors.

The organization is made up of people from every walk of life, working side by side to strengthen communities. Together we strive to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, race, gender, gender identity, gender expression, income, faith, sexual orientation, or cultural background has the opportunity to live life to its fullest.

The Ann Arbor YMCA has been named an LGBTQ Championing YMCA by the YMCA of the USA in recognition of its diversity and inclusion work in the LGBTQ community and is a leader in the Diversity, Inclusion and Global Initiatives Network.

In 2018, the Ann Arbor YMCA served 27,333 people across Washtenaw County. Through the generosity of the 1125 donors to our Annual Campaign, we were able to raise $439,000 in addition to the $287,250 raised from outside grant funding to support YMCA programs and fund 2930 scholarships.

Board leadership has guided the Ann Arbor YMCAs growth to encompass 4 dedicated locations (the downtown Ann Arbor YMCA, Ypsilanti YMCA Child Development Center, Camp Birkett on Silver Lake in Pinckney and Camp Al-Gon-Quian in northern Michigan) as well as 32 program sites. A fifth dedicated location, the Glacier Hills YMCA Child Development Center, a collaboration with Glacier Hills, Inc., will open later this year.

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