The Valley of the Sun YMCA is one of the oldest nonprofits in the state of Arizona, born before Arizona became a state. We serve over 100,000 families and are located in 18 communities. We are a values based organization.

The Y is for EVERYONE. The Valley of the YMCA is not only one of the oldest nonprofits in the state of Arizona, we are also one of the largest. Born in 1892, before Arizona became a state, we serve over 100,000 families and are located in 18 communities across the state.

At the Y we value the little things, and believe healthy living is not just a fad, it’s a way of life. We are a community, and a family, embracing today’s social responsibilities together. For over a century we have been developing healthy minds, bodies, and spirits.

The YMCA is so much more than a gym and is for everyone.

Through our initiatives, programs, and services youth realize their potential; teens and young adults prepare for college; families spend time and have fun together; people are healthier in mind, body, and spirit; job seekers prepare for employment; newcomers are welcome and embraced; a nationwide service ethic is fostered; and so much more.

We invite you to explore all the Y has to offer.

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Our Mission:

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Our Cause:

Valley of the Sun YMCA, as a cause-driven organization, emphasizes its four core values in all elements of the organization: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.

The Valley of the Sun YMCA is one of the oldest nonprofits in the state of Arizona, born before Arizona became a state. We serve over 100,000 families and are located in 18 communities. We are a values based organization.

Youth Development:

Nurturing the potential of every child and teen through programs that include; childcare, educational programs, sports, activities, summer day camps, overnight camps, swim programs, teen leadership programs, events, clubs and volunteering programs.

Healthy Living:

Improving our community’s health and well-being by offering support, guidance, resources, facilities and expertise.

Social Responsibility:

Inspiring hope, creating new opportunities for success, and meaningfully changing futures through initiatives in education, health, character building, vocational training, mentoring, financial aid, and cultural understanding.

Our dedicated and experienced Executive Staff runs the day-to-day business of the Valley of the Sun YMCA.

Our executive team is dedicated to fulfilling the YMCA’s mission and values in everything we do. To contact a member of our executive staff, fill out the contact form below, you can select which member of our staff you would like the email to be directed to.

J. Bryan Madden

President/CEO

Peyton Tune

Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Sue Suman

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Susan Waschler

Chief Development Officer (CDO)

Libby Corral

Senior Vice President of Operations and Programs

Katie Smetana

Vice President of Operations

Marcela Holub

Vice President of Human Resources

Todd Heinecke

Vice President of Operations

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Leadership in Our Community

Our Board of Directors is committed to carrying out the mission and values of the Valley of the Sun YMCA. Below is a list of our Metro Board of Directors, you can also download the list in the downloads below.

DAVID ADAME

President and CEO

Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.

BRADLEY ALBERT

Vice President, Resource Management

Arizona Public Service

DANIEL CALIHAN

Senior Vice President

CBRE, Inc.

SUSAN DRUMM

Managing Director

Meritage Leadership Development

FRED DUVAL

Managing Director

Amicus Investors

JOHN GRAHAM, Chair

President and CEO

Sunbelt Holdings

RICHARD HELLERS

President and CEO

nQueue

DONALD ISAACSON

Partner

Isaacson & Walsh, PC

MICHAEL KING

Partner

Gammage & Burnham

MICHAEL MCDANIEL

Senior Managing Director, Operations

Accenture

ROBERT NICHOLS

Manager of Human Resource Services

Salt River Project

JIM PITMAN

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Phoenix Suns

BOB RICE

Retired Program Manager

Intel

SCOTT SPANGLER

Retired President and CEO

First Phoenix Capital, Inc.

AMY THURSTON

Key Community Innovator

MICHAEL WATTS

CEO

Watts Investments