Wadsworth YMCA Key Staff
Maureen MizerakExecutive Director
Katrina NewsomeAssociate Executive Director/Aquatics Director
With the Y Since: Started volunteering as a Child
Experience: I began volunteering with the YMCA as a child. I became an employee as a lifeguard at the Tiffin YMCA and the coordinator in 2001. I then went to the Findlay YMCA, as the Aquatics Director in 2003. I helped open the Lake YMCA in 2004 and recently came to the Lake Anna YMCA in 2007. At the YMCA, I enjoy meeting so many people and helping them reach life long goals.
Qualifications: YMCA Lifeguard Instructor, YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor, YMCA Water Fitness Instructor, CPR / First Aid / Oxygen Instructor, American Swim Coaches Association Certification and Certified Pool Operator
Hobbies & Interests: I enjoy outdoor activities
With the Y Since:
Experience: Ryan started at the Nordonia Hills YMCA in youth sports and child care. Ryan joined the Wadsworth YMCA full-time in January 2015.
Hobbies & Interests:
Gary LakeHealth and Wellness Director
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 GillihanProperty Manager
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.
Phone: 330.334.9622 x1611
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.