Our Staff


Hélène Mogridge

Chief Executive Officer

Years of YMCA Service: I came to the USA in 1973 to learn English. I took a lifeguard class to improve my English, and the rest is history. I have worked for the YMCA for 37 years. I have served as an Aquatic Director, Camp Director, Sport Director, Senior Program Director and a Branch Executive Director before coming to the Keene Family YMCA as Chief Executive Officer.

Why do you work for the YMCA: I love working with people. I fully embrace the mission of the YMCA to develop the full potential of people in Mind, Spirit and Body. Wellness is an important part of my life and I want to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to include wellness in to their lifestyle.

What are your interests and passions: I love to spend time with my family- I love the outdoors, kayaking, hiking, and biking. I also love traveling and learning about other countries and their culture.

Your Family: I live in Keene with my husband Chris. We have two sons and three grandchildren with another on the way!  My family lives in Canada and my husband’s family lives in Australia.

Ashlee Crosby


Ashlee serves as our Gymnastics Director providing confidence building programs aimed at supporting the youth in our communities by building self-awareness, self-esteem, and most of all lifelong friendships!

Years of YMCA Service: Ashlee has been in the YMCA movement for the past 13 year and has served as the Gymnastics Director for the past 5 years.

Why do you work for the YMCA: In 1998 I joined the gymnastics program and grew up in our summer camps. Once I was old enough I started working in maintenance, gymnastics, childcare, and the welcome center. I was so grateful to become the Gymnastics Director in 2014!

What are your interests and passions: I love anything to do with gymnastics! I also play softball in the local woman’s league as well as a travel co-ed team. I enjoy spending time outside with my family riding four-wheelers, dirt bikes and snowmobiles.

My Family: I have a wonderful husband Nick, and we have a daughter Nola, son Tucker, an Australian Cattle dog Dixie Lou, and a kitty named Tiggy.

Marj Droppa

Development and Community Impact Director

Debby Ellison

Financial Assistance Coordinator

Deb makes sure no one is ever turned away because of the inability to pay.  She is also a much loved swim instructor by all those whom she has taught a lifelong skill to – Learning to SWIM.

Years of YMCA Service: Since 2011

Why do you work for the YMCA: I am here to bring families together in a safe, and healthy environment.

What are your interests and passions: I love gardening, swimming and spending time with my family.

My Family: I live in Fitzwilliam with my Husband Dave.

Ashley Engelbrecht

Camp Wakonda Director and School-Age Program Director

Ashley leads the Summer Camps and School-Age programs providing the youth of our communities the opportunities to explore, learn and thrive.

Years of YMCA Service: Since the summer of 2016 I have engaged our youth in our summer camp programs as a Lead Camp Counselor. I have also worked in the Keene School District for the past 5 years as a Paraprofessional.

Why do you work at the Y: I believe that the Y’s four core values: respect, responsibility, caring and honesty are a positive foundation in developing healthy lifestyles for our youth. Engaging youth in age appropriate projects and activities will help build their own confidence, cultural awareness, and instill a sense of social responsibility that will allow them to become healthy, successful adults. I want to provide our youth with an enriching program where they can make friends and memories that will last a lifetime.

Interests and Passions: I enjoy being active and channeling my vivacious personality in healthy outlets. During the summer months I play softball in the Greater Keene Women’s Softball Association. Otherwise, you can find me DANCING at any opportunity!

My Family: I live in Swanzey with my spouse, two daughters and our two dogs.


Kelly Fleuette

Child Care Services Director

Kelly leads the Y’s Child Care team in caring for hundreds of children annually through our Children’s Learning Center, Afterschool and Summer Camp Programs.  Focusing on family support, education and healthy lifestyles. 

Years of YMCA service: 25 years in the YMCA movement previously at both the Woonsocket YMCA in Rhode Island and Cape Cod YMCA in Massachusetts, and the past 20 years here in Keene.

Why do you work for the YMCA: I believe in our mission of supporting all members of our community especially the youth.  It’s all about family for me.

Your interests and passions: I like being outside, running, and spending time with my family and friends.

Your family: I live in Keene with my husband and three daughters.

Jocelyn Frain Keene Family YMCA

Jocelyn Frain

Member Services Director

Jocelyn leads the Member Services Department and ChildWatch/PrimeTime programs.  She believes in providing our members with the best possible customer service through services that create a welcoming and encouraging environment. 

Years of YMCA service: I volunteered at the Y while attending Keene State College in 2000. I have worked at the Y since 2015 as a Group Exercise Instructor and Personal Trainer. I’m excited and honored to continue my career here as the Member Services Director, and currently teach the Diabetes Prevention Program here at the Y and the Keene Senior Center.

Why do you work for the YMCA: I love working with the community and encouraging my neighbors to make healthy lifestyles changes. The YMCA offers a safe and healthy place for my family and I to learn, grow, and stay active.

Your interests and passions: I enjoy teaching exercise classes, personal training, running, hiking, and spending quality time with my family.

Dan Kolasienski

Facilities Manager


Dan serves as the keeper of facilities, making sure we open and operate in a safe, clean, and welcoming building every day!

Years of YMCA service: I started my career the Y in August 2018.

Why do you work for the YMCA: I love working with the public, and the diversity of our members, and being able to help them in any way I can.

Your interests and passions: I love Maine and hope to retire there someday, working with farm animals, and working on my tractors.  I enjoy cooking, and being with my family and friends.

Your Family: I am married to my wife Colleen, I have one son Tim and his wife Ashley.  We have one grandson LB, and two dogs Angel and Henry.

Menachi Pillai

Aquatics Director

Menachi is our safe guarder of all things water.  She makes sure our natatorium is sparking, safe and inviting at all times.

Years of Service: I started working at the Keene YMCA the summer of 2010 as a lifeguard and swim instructor. In early 2015 I moved to Massachusetts and started working for the Old Colony YMCA in East Bridgewater as a lifeguard and swim instructor. A year later I moved back to the Keene area and started working as the Member Services Coordinator. Now my current position of Aquatics Director in 2018!

Why I work for the Y: The Y has been the place where I’ve made lifelong connections, where I have seen children I’ve taught swim lessons to grow up and often times where they get their first job. The Y is my community.

Interests and Passions I love to sing! If you ever see me lifeguarding the early bird shift, you may even catch me singing!


Tammie Patnode

Human Resources and Finance Director 

Tammie serves as a Fiscal Steward and HR Director for the organization.

Years of YMCA service: I started my YMCA career in 1998, serving in many capacities. My passion for the organization is continuously evolving.

Why do you work for the YMCA: I came to the YMCA from the banking industry I was looking to engage my children in the YMCA culture and it has become a way of life for us all. I truly believe in the mission and cause of the YMCA, and I am extremely proud to part of such an amazing organization.

Your interests and passions: I love the outdoors, camping, hunting, fishing, boating spending time with family and friends! And of course my JOB!

Your family: I live in Swanzey with my husband of 31 years. We have two amazing children and four grandchildren.

Cindy Puza

Administrative Assistant

Cindy is our support of all support systems.  As an administrative assistant she not only supports admin she supports every single staff member in any way she can!  She also drives our volunteer program making sure all programs are supported in the best possible way!

Years of Services with the YMCA: I have been in the administrative assistant position since November 2016.

I was involved with the Keene Family YMCA back in middle school (1970s), when I became involved with their gymnastics program and team, along with Leader Corps, and swim classes.  I later taught gymnastics classes as well. 

Why do you work for the YMCA: I work the Y because I believe in the Y and its core values, the work we do with the community to be included and welcomed anytime in this facility.  The level of caring, responsibility, and true drive the staff has here is an inspiration.

Your interests and passions: I was born and raised here in Keene, and love everything about the area. 

Your Family: My family is most important in my life.  I enjoy bowling, reading, gardening, and mentoring.  I also enjoy my work and my second family here at the Y.

Peter Sebert Keene Family YMCA

Peter Sebert

Healthy Lifestyles Director

Peter leads the Y in all things health and wellness! He supervises the Y’s team of trainers and instructors, teaches classes, provides one-on-one orientation and support for members and serves as an advocate and liaison for community collaboration.

Years of Services with the YMCA: Since 2001, 18 years of service in various position, the past 7 years as the Healthy Lifestyle Director. 

Why do you work for the YMCA: Because I believe in our mission, and I love meeting new people and it is very satisfying helping our community to become healthier. 

Your interests and passions: My passions are rock climbing, trail running, hiking and spending time with my family.

Your Family: I live in Peterborough NH with my wife Laura and two sons Jake and Samuel.

Stacy Wilbur Keene Family YMCAStacy Wilbur

Health & Wellness Coordinator (Group Exercise)

Stacy leads our team of group exercise instructors and provides one-on-one orientation and support to our members.

Years of YMCA service: Since 2000. I started as a Child Watch volunteer. I have worked on the Front Desk, on the Fitness Center floor, as a group exercise instructor and bus driver. I am currently the Health and Wellness Coordinator.

Why do you work for the YMCA: I love working with the community and helping my neighbors learn how to make healthy lifestyle changes.

Your interests and passions: I enjoy camping, hiking and spending quality time with my family.

Your family: I live in Walpole with my husband and three sons.

Renee Woliver

Renee Woliver

Marketing Director

Renee leads our marketing efforts both to our members and the community. Renee ensures that the Y’s message and mission gets out there in the Monadnock Region!

Years of YMCA service: I’ve been working with the Y since 2018.

Why do you work for the YMCA: I love the mission of the Y and letting the community know about all the great work done here.

Your interests and passions: I enjoy playing ice hockey, spending time with my family, and running half marathons.

Your family: I live in Brattleboro, Vermont with my wife and daughter.