Wadsworth YMCA Key Staff



Maureen Mizerak

Executive Director
Wadsworth YMCA
Phone: 330.334.9622
Email: maureenm@akronymca.org

Experience: I have been with the YMCA 27 years working with both the Cleveland YMCA and the Akron Area YMCA in a variety of positions and branches;  I worked eight years as the Executive Director of Conflict Resolution Center, Inc. [private, nonprofit community mediation center]  I am a graduate of Miami University. 

Amy Philips

Associate Executive Director/Membership Director
Wadsworth YMCA
Phone: 330.334.9622
Email: amyp@akronymca.org

With the Y Since: started with the opening of the Lake Anna YMCA as the Membership Director

Experience: I helped open the Lake Anna YMCA in 2007. At the YMCA, I enjoy meeting so many people and helping them reach life long goals.

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Katy Baumgartner

Aquatic Director
Wadsworth YMCA
Phone: 330.334.9622

With the Y Since: 2005  

Experience: I started as a Swim Lesson Instructor, Lifeguard, and Swim Team Coach at the Orrville YMCA. I have been with the Wadsworth Y since March 2015.  

Hobbies & Interests: Swimming, Knitting/Crocheting, Crafting, and spending time with friends and family.



Ryan Reavy

ProgramDirector
Wadsworth YMCA
Phone: 330.334.9622
Email: ryanr@akronymca.org

With the Y Since: 2014

Experience: Ryan started at the Nordonia Hills YMCA in Before and After School Enrichment, Teen Leaders, youth sports, and Summer Day Camp. He graduated from the University of Akron in 2013.

Hobbies & Interests: Spending time with his wife, family, and friends, He also enjoys sports and traveling.


Gary Lake

Healthand Wellness Director
Wadsworth YMCA
Phone: 330.334.9622
Email: garyl@akronymca.org

Experience: I have worked for over 40 years as a nationally certified/state licensed Athletic Trainer. I have helped physically active individuals deal with injuries ranging from homemakers to professional athletes in all age categories. I most recently served as the Manager of Outpatient Rehabilitation for Summa Health Systems.

With the Y Since: 2012

Hobbies & Interests: All sports and spending time with my grandchildren. 

Special Talent: I hold the "unofficial" record for the most number of diaper changes by a grandfather.


Patrick Gillihan

Property Manager
Wadsworth YMCA
Phone: 330.334.9622
Email: patg@akronymca.org

With the Y Since: 2012

Experience: I have worked in the construction industry for 11 years.  I have worked and colaborated with several trades and contractors working in both residental and commercial construction.  CPO Certified.

Hobbies & Interests: Carpentry, Photography and Paintball

Favorite Books or Movies: Brave Heart and Batman

Special Talent: I can play the drums, guitar, piano, bass and can sing.


Whitney Gross

Business Manager

Wadsworth YMCA
Phone: 330.334.9622 x1611

Email: whitneyg@akronymca.org

With the Y since: 2009

Experience: Whitney started at the Lake Anna YMCA in Barberton as a part-time Lifeguard and Member Service Representative. Whitney joined the Wadsworth Y in January 2015 as the Business Manager.