GREATER WICHITA YMCA 

OPERATIONS TEMPORARILY HALTED

In response to COVID-19-related public health concerns, the Greater Wichita YMCA has suspended traditional operations:

  • ALL branches/facilities are CLOSED. Spring Programs (Sports, etc.) are CANCELLED.
  • ALL Summer Program (Sports, Camp, etc.) Enrollments have been PAUSED.
  • ALL charges/fees are PAUSED. Credits were automatically issued, refunds are available.

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East YMCA Staff

YMCA staff are committed to serving you and your family. That's why we strive to both model and exemplify the Y's core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

CASEY GARTEN: BRANCH DIRECTOR

Casey holds a Bachelor's of Science in Health Promotion and Wellness from Fort Hays State University. He began his YMCA career at the Northwest YMCA as a Personal Trainer in 2008. In 2009 he became the Fitness Director at the East YMCA. In 2012 he moved to the North Y as the Associate Executive Director. Casey has been a Branch Director of the Northwest and East YMCA's since 2014.

ELIZABETH HARDYWAY: SENIOR PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Elizabeth has a Bachelor's of Arts in Communications-Integrated Marketing.  She started her YMCA career working in the Middle School After School Program while in college.  Once she graduated, she accepted a position at the YMCA in Community Development as the Community Outreach Director.  She worked for the the YMCA in Community Development for 10 years.  She is very excited to be a part of the East YMCA as the Senior Program Director.

 

Marissa Oak: Youth Sports Director   

Marissa holds a Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training and a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science from Wichita State University.  She also holds a Master of Education in Sport Management from Wichita State University.  She began her time at the Y in 2017 as a lifeguard and has since been a Sports Site Supervisor, Member Service Associate, Sports Coordinator and now Youth Sports Director.  

Rhonda Ormsby: Administrative Assistant

Rhonda has worked for the East YMCA since 1991. She began her career in membership.  Currently she helps with the Annual Strong Community Campaign and special events.  She also helps with the day to day functions at the branch including accounts payable, assisting at the membership desk, volunteer coordination, senior events and more.