KEENE FAMILY YMCA

Open Monday to Friday, 5 am to 9 pm; Saturday, 6 am to 6 pm; Sunday 8 am to 5 pm.

Monday-Friday: 5am to 9pm, Saturday: 6am to 6pm, Sunday: 8am to 5pm

Our Staff

The staff here at the YMCA are committed to providing our members with a clean, safe, and most welcoming facility. We have over 150 staff members who work throughout the facility focused on ensuring the member experience is positive.

Our staff includes trained and qualified fitness instructors, certified personal trainers, housekeepers, maintenance staff, wellness center and welcome desk staff, teachers, camp counselors, and more.

We are led by an Administrative Team who ensure day to day operations run smoothly.

Daniel Smith

Chief Executive Officer
dsmith@keene-ymca.org
603.283.5251

Dan joins the Keene Family YMCA from the Cadillac Michigan YMCA. Dan ensures our Y runs smoothly and takes the lead on implementing our strategic plan. He is excited to be a part of our community. 

Years of YMCA Service: Since 2010

Why do you work for the YMCA? Because I believe the Human Spirit blossoms to its fullest potential when we rally as a community to turn the causes of Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility into a movement that changes culture.

Your interests and passions: Celebrating the diversity of life, culture, and faith.

Your family: I live in Keene with my wife, two daughters and two dogs.

Morgan Allard

Aquatics Director
mallard@keene-ymca.org
603.283.5249 

Morgan is the Aquatics Directo at the Keene Family YMCA, overseeing all activities taking place in our Aquatics Center including swim lessons, lap swimming, aquatics group exercise and more. 

Years of YMCA Service: I’ve worked for a YMCA Association since 2015, and here at the Keene Family YMCA since 2016.

Why do you work for the YMCA? I believe in our mission and values. I grew up as a Y kid. From child care to summer camp, after school to swim team. I was a real Y kid. This is my way to give back. The Y did so much for me in my youth. 

Your interests and passions: I love the outdoors! I spend a lot of time hiking, boating, fishing, biking and swimming. I also love spending time with family and friends.

Your family: I grew up in Fitchburg, MA but I currently live in Keene with my significant other, Jacob, and our two cats. We love this area and don’t plan on going anywhere.

Juliet Baliebanoe

Member Services Director
jbaliebanoe@keene-ymca.org
603.283.5260

Juliet oversees member services and leads the Y Welcome Center. 

Years of YMCA service: I joined the YMCA in 2021, and I look forward to many years of contributing my very best to the organization and my professional development.

Why do you work for the YMCA? The mission and vision of the Y aligns perfectly with my personal and professional goals. Additionally, I want to be a part of an organization that supports youth development and healthy living while mindful of its contribution to its community. 

Your interests and passions: I love spending time with family and friends. I also enjoy making dresses for children during my leisure time.

Your family: I live in Keene with my husband and two children, Jeffrey and Jenelle.

Ashley Engelbrecht

Camp Wakonda Director and School-Age Program Director
aengelbrecht@keene-ymca.org
603.283.5241

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.

Why do you work for the YMCA? 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.

Your 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!

Your family: I live in Swanzey with my spouse, two daughters and our two dogs.

Kelly Fleuette

Senior Program Director
kfleuette@keene-ymca.org
603.283.5240

Kelly leads the Y in all things health and wellness! 

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, most recently as ChildCare Services Director.

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.

Katie Gregory

Childcare Services Director
kgregory@keene-ymca.org

Katie is in charge of the extensive childcare program at the Keene Family YMCA, which includes programs at the YMCA Children’s Learning Center, Maple Avenue Learning Center, and the YMCA Preschool at Jonathan Daniels.

Colleen Manzi

Marketing Director
cmanzi@keene-ymca.org
603.283.5580

Colleen leads the charge in marketing and communications for the Keene Family YMCA. She is also the Brand Advocate, working to protect and preserve the Y brand.

Years of YMCA service: I joined the team at Keene Family YMCA in April of 2021. 

Why do you work for the YMCA? I love working in the nonprofit space, and the Y is a great fit for me personally. I’m passionate about wellness, and especially about keeping kids active and moving! This is a great organization and I love feeling like what I do is making a difference for our members, and for our community. 

Your interests and passions: I love the outdoors. I spend a lot of time in the woods! Trail running, hiking, and doing what I can to help preserve our public lands is my passion. I’m also very family-oriented and love spending time with the people I love.

Your family: I grew up in Keene, and have lived in this area my entire life. I do love it here! My husband and I live in Troy, along with our two sons, Cody and Keenan, and our dog Chibbs. We have a little hobby farm there where we raise animals and do some gardening. 

Tammie Patnode

Human Resources and Finance Director
tpatnode@keene-ymca.org
603.283.5255

Tammie serves as the 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, and 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.

Matt Primrose

Facilities Manager
mprimrose@keene-ymca.org
603.283.5263

Years of YMCA service: I’ve been with the YMCA since August of 2021.

Why do you work for the YMCA? I love working with the people of our community and I’m all about kids and adults staying active!  

Your interests and passions: Time spent with close friends and family and any time I’m able to spend with my daughters makes me the happiest guy around.  

I’m very passionate about bow hunting and just spending any free time outdoors exploring.  

Your Family: I grew up in the Monadnock Region and I now live in Winchester with my girlfriend Caroline. I have two daughters, Kingslee and Briar

Cindy Puza

Volunteer Coordinator
cpuza@keene-ymca.org
603-283-5264

Years of YMCA Service: Since 2016, but I’ve been involved with the YMCA since I was 8 though Leader Corps, Camp Wakonda, and the Gymnastics Team.

Why do you work for the YMCA? I work for the YMCA because it’s all about the community and I’ve lived in the area all my life. It’s also my way of giving back, because the Y did so much for me in my youth.

Your interests and passions: I love my family, gardening, thrifting, visiting the ocean, and of course cats.

Your family: Cindy grew up in the area, and currently lives in North Swanzey with husband, John, and has three grown children. 

Peter Sebert

YMCA Community Coalition Director
psebert@keene-ymca.org
603.283.5257

Peter leads the YMCA Community Coalition in its primary goal to reduce youth substance use, specifically underage alcohol and e-cigarette use, in the city of Keene and its neighboring town of Swanzey.

Years of YMCA Service: Peter has been a part of the Y movement in a variety of roles since 1998. He previously held the position of Healthy Lifestyles Director.

Why do you work for the YMCA? Because I believe in our mission, and I love meeting new people. It’s 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 with my wife Laura and two sons Jake and Samuel.

Gail Somers

Director of Development & Community Impact
gsomers@keene-ymca.org
603.283.5256

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