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 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 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.
Ellyn holds a Bachelor's of Criminology & Criminal Justice along with a Sociology minor from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She began her journey with the YMCA in 2014 as an art Instructor and concluded her previous chapter with the YMCA as the Assistant Youth Program Director in 2017. After receiving her degree, Ellyn worked for the government composing and implementing treatments in order to prevent juvenile racidivism in a juvenile institution. Ellyn was then delighted to return to the YMCA in January of 2019 as the Youth Program Director.
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.