Wadsworth YMCA Key Staff


Maureen Mizerak

Group Vice President and Executive Director
Wadsworth YMCA
Phone: 330.334.9622
Email: maureenm@akronymca.org

Experience: I have been with the YMCA 29 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 Ex. 1612
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.

Kathy Bugajski

Aquatics Director

Wadsworth YMCA
Phone: 330.334.9622 Ex. 1613
Email: kathyb@akronymca.org

With the Y Since: 2012  


Paiton Hosey

Program Director
Wadsworth YMCA
Phone: 330.334.9622 Ex. 1620
Email: paitonh@akronymca.org

With the Y Since: 2019

Experience: I started at the Wadsworth YMCA as an intern to the Program Director at the beginning of 2019. I graduated from Kent State University in May of 2019 with a degree in Sports Administration and was hired on shortly after.

Hobbies & Interests: Spending time with my family and friends, playing and watching sports, and dogs. 

Gary Lake

Health and Wellness Director
Wadsworth YMCA
Phone: 330.334.9622 Ex. 1615
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 Ex.1622
Email: patg@akronymca.org

With the Y Since: 2012

Experience: I have worked in the construction industry for 15 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.

Victoria Noel

Business Manager

Wadsworth YMCA
Phone: 330.334.9622 Ex. 1611

Email: victorian@akronymca.org

With the Y since: 2007

Experience: Victoria started at the Lake Anna YMCA in Barberton as a Member Service Representative. Victoria joined the Wadsworth Y in September 2016 as the Business Manager.