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YMCA Mission

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

The nation's leading nonprofit, building and supporting our community.

At the Y, strengthening the community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income and background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

Anchored in neighborhoods of Butler County, the Y believes that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our community.

The Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities.

Our community is our primary focus

There is no other nonprofit quite like the Y. That’s because in 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation, we have the presence and partnerships not just to promise but to deliver lasting personal and social change.

  • The Y is community centered. For nearly 160 years, we’ve been listening and responding to our communities.
  • The Y brings people together. We connect people of all ages and backgrounds to bridge the gaps in community needs.
  • The Y nurtures potential. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
  • The Y has local presence and national reach. We mobilize local communities to effect lasting, meaningful change.


As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, the Y provides crucial programs and services to more than 30,000 people every year. With the help of generous donors, we are able to provide more than 350 families and youth with discounted or free memberships and programs. 


Our Team

Butler County Family YMCA Association Staff

Dave Hilliard - President and CEO

David Holman - Finance Director

Art Davis - Facilities Director

Brandi Maser - Human Resources Director

Fawn Toner - Human Resources Payroll & Benefits Coordinator

Amber Kirkpatrick - Human Resources Specialist/Recruiting

Christina Dreher - Development Director

Nick Sasala - Membership & Marketing Director

Dhy Keefer - Marketing Specialist 

Olivia Murphy - Marketing & Payroll Assistant

Jessica Burr - Reach & Rise® Director

Kelly King - Reach & Rise® Program Manager

Cheryl Sanderson - Accounting Specialist

Kristi Simpson - Billing Specialist

Summer Jick - Membership Account Specialist


Butler YMCA Staff

Sandy Ihlenfeld - Executive Director

Heidi Nicholls-Bowser - Membership & Healthy Living Director

Paul Hartle - Property Manager

Jamie Knauff - Aquatics & Programs Director

Kelly Tennent - Senior Director of Early Childhood Education

Brenda Negley - Executive Assistant

Mikala Fowler - Aquatics Coordinator

Victoria Stoker - Early Childhood Education Coordinator

Jake Taciuch - Healthy Living Coordinator

Allison Whelan - Membership Coordinator

Brenda McGuire - Member Engagement Specialist

Jay McCaslin - Swim Lesson Coordinator


Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA Staff

Carrie Ohorodnyk - Executive Director

Nick Sasala - Membership & Marketing Director

Kathy Hensler - Healthy Living Director

Yancy Sannan - Aquatics Director

Nola Wicker - Early Childhood Education Director

Tim Peterson - Maintenance Specialist

Victoria Zulick - Administrative Assistant 

Molly Patton - Member Service Manager

Christian DePolo - Sports & Camp Manager

Reagan Rider - Swim Lesson Coordinator