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. I have two sons. Alan is Branch Executive Director at Valley YMCA, a branch of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA. Sean is Guest Service Manager at Executive Jet Management in White Plains New York. My husband owns a company that offers Risk Management Consulting for YMCAs across the country.


Ashlee Crosby


Marj Droppa

Development and Community Impact Director

Debby Ellison

Financial Assistance Coordinator

Ashley Engelbrecht

Camp Wakonda Director and School-Age Program Director

Ashley leads the Summer Camps and School-Age programs .

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.

Years of YMCA service: Since 1998. I worked previously at both the Woonsocket YMCA in RI and Cape Cod YMCA in Ma.

Why do you work for the YMCA: I love the YMCA for the community atmosphere, the values we teach and for all the children and families we serve each and every day. It’s all about making a difference!

Your interests and passions: Spending time with my family and friends, and outdoor adventures.

Your family: I live in Rindge 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.

Years of YMCA service: I volunteered at the Y while attending KSC 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



Menachi Pillai

Aquatics Director

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: Since 1998. I started my career at the YMCA as the Front desk Supervisor, then Membership/Marketing Director and in 2005 my current position of Business Manager.

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 of the YMCA and I am very glad that I have been able to be part of the journey that brought us to 200 Summit Road!

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 25 years. We have two amazing children.

Cindy Puza

Administrative Assistant


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. I started with the Keene Family YMCA as a fitness & group exercise instructor. I became a Senior Program Director and currently serve as Healthy Lifestyles Director.

Why do you work for the YMCA: I love the Y for the members here, the spirit, the fact that we all get to play together every day, and that no two days are ever the same.

Your interests and passions: My passions are climbing, soccer, and playing outside.

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

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

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.