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YMCA Announces Staff Additions and Changes

Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Kosciusko Community YMCA has announced their new Director of Operations to be Stacy Thomas, previously the Director of Healthy Living. Thomas has led the Healthy Living department at the YMCA for 9 ½ years and says, “it has been my true pleasure and passion to lead the Healthy Living Department while developing life changing programs that have helped build a healthier community for all. I am excited and humbled to be selected as the new Director of Operations for the Kosciusko Community YMCA. I look forward to using my passion for the Y and experience to ensure successful operation of the organization.” Thomas is married to Scott and is the mother of Addyson (6) and Landon (4).

Tracy Frick will move into the Director of Healthy Living position after serving as the Y’s Wellness Coordinator for the past year. Tracy started out as a fitness instructor at the North Webster branch of the YMCA teaching Body Sculpt in August of 2015. She then began teaching at the Parkview Warsaw YMCA branch and got involved with both Enhance Fitness® and LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA. About her work at the Y, Tracy says, “Next to motherhood, working in the Healthy Living department at our Y is the best job I’ve ever had. The rewards I see with each one of our members, whether it be through LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, Enhance Fitness or Engagement coaching, inspire me to create the best programming possible for them. I want our members to keep coming back and continue on the path to better health. Their stories, their successes, their efforts, inspire me to be better. I am blessed to be an employee of the YMCA. It is such a positive work environment that exudes charity and service at every turn.” Frick is married to Sean and is the mother of two boys, Theodore (13) and Leo (4).

The Y is also excited to introduce their new Director of Youth Development, Annette Hoyt. Native to Indiana, Annette grew up in Jonesboro but most recently moved here from Canada where she and her husband served as Executive Directors at a camp in Nova Scotia. She says, “I am excited to be working in an organization that shares the same beliefs that I do: empowering people through and with an active lifestyle, and am excited to get to know your kids and watch them grow and develop as young leaders!” Hoyt has two children, Ezra (7) and Eliza (4).

Jim Swanson, CEO, says, “We are very excited to welcome Stacy, Tracy and Annette to their new positions and look forward to the exciting contributions they will make to our organization’s continued success in our community.”