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Contact the Staff of the YMCA of Marion and Polk Counties

Leadership Team

Tim Sinatra, CEO

Tim Sinatra, CEO
503.363.0417

Tim Sinatra is a highly experienced non-profit CEO noted for innovation in programs to support youth, family, and community development; collaborating with community organizations to meet local, regional, and statewide needs; and bringing strategic focus, financial stability, and growth to organizations. Sinatra served as the director of organizational development for the Oregon Department of Human Services. Before that, he was the CEO of Eliada Homes in Asheville, NC, which provides a range of services to children and families. Sinatra spent 23 years with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, serving as CEO of organizations in California, Virginia, and Salem. During his time as the CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Salem, Marion, and Polk Counties, Sinatra was named the Boys and Girls Clubs of America Western Region Professional of the Year. He served as the president of the Oregon State Alliance, which conducted state and federal lobbying efforts. Sinatra holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s degree in business administration. He lives in Salem with his wife, Christy.

Brandon Lemon, Chief Operations Officer

Brandon Lemon, Chief Operations Officer
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503.581.9622

Brandon Lemon joined the Y in November of 2013 as Sports Director for the Silver Falls YMCA in Silverton. Brandon competed in football, basketball, and track at Linfield College, then transferred to Willamette University where he played football and basketball. He worked for Willamette from 2009-2018 as the Defensive Backs Coach for the football team. Brandon served as Sports Director, Branch Director, and VP of Sports and Programs before his current appointment as Chief Operations Officer. If Lemon's last name sounds familiar, it’s because his late grandfather was known as the “Clown Prince” of the Harlem Globetrotters. Brandon lives in Keizer with his wife, Amanda.

Kenny Bondelie, Chief Financial Officer

Kenny Bondelie, Chief Financial Officer

Kenny Bondelie has over a decade of non-profit financial experience, most recently as the Director of Finance and Quality Assurance at New Avenues for Youth in Portland and previously as the Finance Manager at Oregon Food Bank. Kenny is thrilled to apply his experience implementing and building financial and data processes with the Y’s community-centered mission. In his free-time you will find Kenny exploring Oregon with his wife Emily and two-year-old daughter Corinne.

Jessica Otjen, Resource Development Director

Jessica Otjen, Resource Development Director
Contact Jessica
971.388.0896

Jessica was born and raised in Salem where she graduated from North Salem High School and Chemeketa Community College before moving on to Boise State University. She spent 12 years with the Boys & Girls Club and most recently was on the Grants Team at Travel Oregon. She lives with her husband and two kids. Her hobbies include gardening, photography, fishing, and road trips to Eastern Oregon.

Cloe Wells, Membership Director

Cloe Wells, Membership Director
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971.240.5276

Cloe Wells was born and raised in Salem and comes to the YMCA with several years of experience in nonprofit administration, with a focus on therapeutic residential support services. Cloe is excited to bring her background in community program development and heart for advocacy to this organization. She lives in Keizer with her husband Alex, daughter Isabel, and their doodle Podrick. Cloe's hobbies include chasing after her toddler, painting, gardening, and baking.  

Amanda Herbel, Chief People Officer

Amanda Herbel, Chief People Officer

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Heidi Parsons, Executive Coordinator

Heidi Parsons, Executive Coordinator

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Mariah Fairman, Operations Support Director

Mariah Fairman, Operations Support Director

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Andrea Van Heeswyk, Wellness Director

Andrea Van Heeswyk, Wellness Director

Email
503.838.4042

Andrea started working for the YMCA part-time in May of 2015 and rapidly rose through the ranks to become the branch director of the Monmouth-Independence Family YMCA. Andrea specializes in health and wellness, holding certifications through the American Council of Exercise in personal training, group fitness, weight management, fitness nutrition, and as a health coach.

Bobbi Lemon, Administrative Assistant

Bobbi Lemon, Administrative Assistant

Email
503.581.9622

Bobbi brings extensive administrative experience and a passion for service to her work for the Y. Prior to 2020, she logged 15 years in customer service, served as the administrative assistant for a property management company, and transcribed for several non-profit ministries. She is most proud to be a wife, a mother of 4 boys, and a grandmother to five rising stars. In her free time, she is a volunteer in her church.

 

Amy Swing - Salem Aquatics Coordinator

Amy Swing, Salem Aquatics Coordinator

Email
503.342.0026

Amy grew up in Sothern California with a pool in her back yard. She learned to swim before she could walk, and has a love for the water.  Amy has many years of experience in and around water. Amy is a mother of three boys, whom are also swimmers, (Taden, Tegan & Tanen), a USA Swim Coach for a local club team, and she also has CPO, LG & LGI certifications.

“There is over 8K drownings a year in America alone. Let's be proactive...If you know someone who doesn't know how to swim, no matter how young or old, encourage them to come to the Y and take lessons. Saving lives one swimmer at a time...” - Amy


Youth Development Team

Felicia Fisher, Youth Development Administrative Assistant

Felicia Fisher, Youth Development Administrative Assistant
Email
503.399.2788

Felicia has been serving YMCA families since 2017 as a point of contact for parents and guardians seeking child care. Felicia brings a wealth of experience in early childhood education and youth development, making her a valuable resource for families navigating their program options.

Nick Bella, Youth Development Multi-Site Coordinator

Nick Bella, Youth Development Multi-Site Coordinator

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Becky Heflin, Youth Development Program Director

Becky Heflin, Youth Development Program Director

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Camping Services Team

Erin Chambers, Youth and Camping Services Director

Erin Chambers, Youth and Camping Services Director

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Erin comes to us with a wealth of experience working with children.  Her college summers were spent working at Camp Silver Creek.  This prepared her well for her teaching career of more than 20 years.  As a teacher, she brought her love of camp to her students by organizing and running an Outdoor School program for 16 years.  In addition, she coached both basketball and track and field (high jump) at the junior high and high school levels.

Throughout the years, she stayed connected to the YMCA as a member of the CSCAA (Camp Silver Creek Alumni Association) and had the privilege of helping with the camp’s 75th anniversary celebration. In 2018, she joined YMCA Camp Committee.  While a member of this committee, she took the lead on the Canyon Campers program which raised funds to send kids affected by the forest fires to camp for a week with all needed supplies.  In 2021 she became the Camp Director at Camp Greider, which she repeated in 2022.  She is currently serving as the Director of both the Youth Development and the Camping Services Departments.  She lives in Salem with her son, James, and two cats, Abby and Tuna.


Resource Development Team

Jessica Otjen, Resource Development Director

Jessica Otjen, Resource Development Director
Contact Jessica
971.388.0896

Jessica was born and raised in Salem where she graduated from North Salem High School and Chemeketa Community College before moving on to Boise State University. She spent 12 years with the Boys & Girls Club and most recently was on the Grants Team at Travel Oregon. She lives with her husband and two kids. Her hobbies include gardening, photography, fishing, and road trips to Eastern Oregon.

Lana McCoy, Community Engagement Coordinator

Lana McCoy, Community Engagement Coordinator

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503.400.7597

Lisa Novak, Grants Coordinator

Lisa Novak, Grants Coordinator

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Salem Family YMCA Team

Jordan Blake, Branch Director

Jordan Blake, Salem Branch Director
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Jordan Blake is an accomplished nonprofit director with a heart to serve our community. Growing up in Keizer on a fourth generation farm, graduating from McNary and working for his parents’ separate businesses, Jordan honed a strong work ethic that he took with him as he joined the Navy and saw the world at a young age while serving our country.

Always challenging the status quo, Jordan has built a reputation as a doer with a good heart. With a mind for and degree in public policy and administration, entrepreneurship, and social sciences, together with 30 years of work experience has led Jordan to his dream job. Our Branch Director of our new Salem Family YMCA is a person who is attentive and at the ready to bring a new dawn with our new Y shining as beacon of light, embracing the challenge to overcome obstacles to live as the whole, mindful, and fit humans that we are and have the capability of being. 

Anna Marquez, Salem Youth Sports Coordinator

Anna Marquez, Salem Youth Sports Coordinator 
Email
503.878.1712

Anna Marquez, Salem's Youth Sports Coordinator, has been involved in many aspects of the YMCA over the years. From volunteering as a coach and referee in basketball and soccer to working at the front desk in Salem's old building. Anna is from the Salem area and played basketball at West Salem High School as well as at Chemeketa Community College. Anna ran track and cross country and has a passion for all team sports.

The YMCA's core values include Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility. Anna aligns herself with these qualities and hopes to lead everyone involved in the Youth Sports Programs to strive for these characteristics as they play, volunteer, work, or spectate within the department.

Lisa Niemeyer, Multi-Gen Coordinator (Teens)

Lisa Niemeyer, Multi-Gen Coordinator (Teens)

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Amanda Schimmel, Multi-Gen Coordinator (Aging Population)

Amanda Schimmel, Multi-Gen Coordinator (Aging Population)

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America Flores, Early Learning Director

America Flores, Early Learning Director

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John Herring, Play and Learn Coordinator

John Herring, Play and Learn Coordinator

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August Peterson, Wellness Coordinator

August Peterson, Wellness Coordinator

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Monmouth-Independence Family YMCA Team

Andrea Van Heeswyk, Monmouth-Independence Branch Director

Andrea Van Heeswyk, Monmouth-Independence Branch Director
Email
503.838.4042

Andrea started working for the YMCA part-time in May of 2015 and rapidly rose through the ranks to become the branch director of the Monmouth-Independence Family YMCA. Andrea specializes in health and wellness, holding certifications through the American Council of Exercise in personal training, group fitness, weight management, fitness nutrition, and as a health coach.

 

Suzannah Floyd, Monmouth Independence Sports Coordinator

Suzannah Folyd, Monmouth Independence Sports Coordinator
503.838.4042

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Silver Falls Family YMCA Team

Kristi Horner, Interim Silver Falls Branch Director

Kristi Horner, Interim Silver Falls Branch Director
Email
503.873.6456

Christina Shipman, Silver Falls Sports Coordinator

Christina Shipman, Silver Falls Sports Coordinator

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Annika Rogers, Silver Falls Aquatics Coordinator

Annika Rogers, Silver Falls Aquatics Coordinator

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Megan Colgan, Aquatics Coordinator

Megan Colgan, Aquatics Coordinator

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Woodburn Family YMCA Team

Daniel Castaneda, Woodburn Sports Coordinator

Daniel Castaneda, Woodburn Sports Coordinator

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