The YPN Board are individuals who believe in YPN's purpose and understand the importance of staff development and networking. Each YPN chapter is led by a local volunteer chapter board. Each board has seven leadership positions. 


Role Name YMCA E-mail

Chapter President

Jamie Rusnak


Professional Leadership Development Chair

Jackie Riordan

South Palm Beach County

Program/Peer Group Chair

Lisa Sankowski

Scott Fahrney

Tampa Metropolitan

Florida Alliance




Membership Chair

Elizabeth Kammer

Volusia Flagler

Emergency Assistance Fund (EAF) Chair

Delonyx Cortez


Recognition Chair

Michael Hlady


Training Partner YMCA Representative

Rhonda McVey

Tampa Metropolitan 

State Alliance Representative

Lynne Wilcox

Florida Alliance

At-Large Members

Ryan Smith

Vicki Golat

Briana Silva

Tammy Miller

South Florida

Central Florida

South Palm Beach County

Florida's First Coast 



Based within every YPN chapter but regionally and nationally connected, peer communities enable YPN members to connect with peers throughout the Y Movement. Bringing people together around a shared interest in a particular area or job function fosters connections that lead to peer-to-peer learning. In their peer communities, YPN members are able to discuss emerging practices, troubleshoot common challenges, learn innovative approaches, and inspire collaboration.

Peer communities are groups of staff who come together around a shared interest in or affinity with a particular membership or program area, and any full or part-time employees of a Y can join as many peer communities as their interests and time allow.

To join a peer community within your local YPN chapter, Y staff follow these two easy steps:

  1. Log on to Link.
  2. In your profile, select your area (or areas) of interest.


YPN Peer Community Chair(s): Lisa Sankowski, and Scott Fahrney

Peer Community Name YMCA E-mail


Amanda Walker

Liz Schmidt

Tampa Metropolitan

South Palm Beach County 

Before/After School & Camp

Chuck Steinfurth

Bryan Hunt

Florida's First Coast

South Palm Beach County 



Financial Development

Michelle Curtis

Nekita Nesmith

St. Petersburg

Florida's First Coast 

Health & Wellness

Tom Campbell

Jenny Beadle

Florida's First Coast

Tampa Metropolitan 

Human Resources & Risk Management

Tammy Miller

Lisa Sankowski

Florida's First Coast

Tampa Metropolitan

Marketing & Communications



Randy Nilsson Suncoast 




Burt Cannon

Julio Vega

Florida's First Coast



Leslie Cook

Marilyn Gyselinck

Florida's First Coast

Tampa Metropolitan