Leadership + Governance

Leadership & Governance

At the Greater Burlington YMCA, our leadership staff and volunteer board of directors works closely to deliver our mission and guide our efforts to strengthen the community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Our Y’s administrative offices are in two locations—at 126 and 298 College Street in Burlington. You may reach leadership staff at the numbers provided in the list below. For a more complete list of Greater Burlington Y staff contacts, click here.


Name Board Position Affiliation
Katie Hawley Chair Principal & Owner – Hawley Consulting Services LLC
Noma Anderson, Ph.D. Vice Chair Dean, College of Nursing and Health Sciences – UVM
Jaime Heins Secretary VP, General Counsel & Secretary – Impel
Renee Bourget-Place Treasurer Partner – KPMG LLP
Victoria Bennett   Retired YMCA Executive
Jim Cohen   Financial Advisor, JCohen Financial
Kelly Cornell   Vice President Sales & Marketing – April Cornell
Brian Lowry   Financial Advisor, Hickok & Boardman Capital Management
PJ McHenry Jr.   Loan Officer – Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp.
Kenneth Palm DDS   Founder – Colchester Dental Group
Scott Paluska, MD FACSM   Physician – Evergreen Sports Medicine
David Seaver   VP Commercial Banking, Northfield Savings Bank
Robyn Souza, BSN, RN, MPH   Chief Nursing Officer, Community Health Centers
Mike Walsh   Regional President, Northeast — NFP Property Casualty  


Marsha Faryniarz
Interim CEO
[email protected]

Eliza Pickard
Vice President of Development & Social Responsibility
[email protected]

Doug Bishop
Senior Director of Communications
[email protected]

Brian Eastman
Senior Director of Branch Operations 
[email protected]

Danielle Harris
Senior Director of Youth Development
[email protected]

Michele O’Day
Senior Director of Human Resources
[email protected]

Sarah Szabo
Senior Director of Finance and Accounting
[email protected]


For a more complete list of staff contacts by department, click here.