Address & Contact Info
701 E. Wheatridge Drive, Newton, KS 67114

Newton 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.

Ryan Fitzgibbons: Branch Director 

Ryan has been with the Hanover Area YMCA since June of 2016 as their Chief Operating Officer, and prior to his YMCA experience, he worked in the hospitality industry with a variety of hotels on the east coast. He has been involved with several philanthropic organizations/activities in the United States, Haiti, and Ireland. Ryan joined the Newton YMCA team in 2019. 

Becca Bradley: Senior Program Director 

After graduating from Bethel College with a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary and Special Education Ages K-6th, Becca was an Early Childhood Special Education Teacher at the Cooper Early Education Center located right here in Newton for two years. She is currently enrolled in a graduate program at Emporia State University with a primary focus in Early Childhood Special Education Birth to Age 8. Becca started her YMCA career at the Northwest YMCA as a gymnastics instructor and birthday party host. Since then, she has served the Y as a lifeguard, Summer Day Camp and Teen Counselor, and most recently as the Youth and Family Director at the Sarpy Community YMCA in Papillion, NE. Becca joined the Newton YMCA team in 2016 and continues to play a vital role in operating all Youth Programming. 

Julie Colborn: Membership Director and Administrative Assistant

Julie has an Applied Science Degree in Retail/Marketing from Hutchinson Community College. Upon graduating she had a successful career in retail management. She has been a Newton resident for 19 years. Julie is regularly active in the community and her church.  During her spare time, you will find her cheering on her kids at their sporting events and activities, playing on a local volleyball team, and working out. Julie joined the Newton team in 2016.

Paige Turney: Wellness Director 

Paige earned a Bachelor's Degree of Science in Health Promotion from Emporia State University. She is passionate about making an impact on the lives of others each and every day. Whether that is through healthy bodies, minds, or spirits, she encompasses all aspects of health and fitness to better those around her. Paige is a certified trainer through ACE and specializes in: Strength Training, Kettlebells, HIIT, Geriatric, Circuit Training and Functional Training.