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 littles 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 a healthy spirit, mind and body for all, our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good.

Our Cause:

Many options exist for fitness, sports, youth activities, camps, childcare, and social service. The YMCA is unique in that our 4 core values are integrated into all of our programs:

  • Caring
  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • 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


Peyton Tune

Chief Operations Officer

Sue Suman

Chief Financial Officer

Susan Waschler

Chief Development Officer

Marcela Holub

Vice President of Human Resources

Libby Corral

Vice President of Operations and Programs

Lourdes Bedoya

Vice President of Operations

Todd Heinecke

Vice President of Operations

Katie Smetana

Vice President of Operations

Contact our Executive Team

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.

Mr. John Graham

Metro Board Chair
President & CEO

Sunbelt Holdings

Mr. David Adame


Chicanos Por La Causa, INC.

Mr. Brad Albert

General Manager of Resource Management


Mr. Daniel P. Calihan

Senior Vice President

CBRE, Inc.

Ms. Pamela Chan


Credit Union West

Mr. David S. Crawford

President & COO

SunDT Construction, INC.

Mr. Kevin Cummings

Executive Vice-President & Partner


Ms. Susan Drumm, JD, CPCC

Managing Director

Meritage Leadership Development

Mr. Fred Duval

Mr. Con Englehorn


Headquarters West, LTD.

Mr. Larry D. Glandon

Senior VicePresident

Bank of America

Mr. Rick Hellers

President & CEO

nQueue Billback, LLC

Mr. Don Isaacson


Isaacson & Moors, PC

Mr. Troy Jelinek, PhD, MHA, CHE

Senior VP, Enterprise Strategy & Business Execution

UnitedHealthcare – Optum

Mr. Michael King


Gammage & Burnham

Mr. James Lincoln


Illuminated Funds Group

Mr. Mike McDaniel

Mr. Robert S. Nichols

Manager of Human Resources Services

Salt River Project

Mr. Jim Pitman


Phoenix Suns

Mr. Charles E. Ribbe, CPA, CGMA


Cancer Treatment Centers of America (Western Regional Medical Center)

Mr. Bob Rice



Mr. Scott Spangler


First Phoenix Capital, INC.

Ms. Amy Thurston

Key Community Innovator

Mr. Michael Watts


Sunstate Equipment Corporation