About the YMCA of San Diego County

The YMCA of San Diego County is a nonprofit with a mission to nurture a healthy spirit, mind, and body so all can thrive while honoring our faith-based heritage. The YMCA of San Diego County is the largest YMCA association in the nation, serving nearly 400,000 San Diego County residents and employing more than 4,500 people.

Through a variety of programs and services focused on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y unites men, women and children — regardless of age, income or background — to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors.

As the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community, the Y believes strong communities are possible only when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. To bring about meaningful change, individuals need ongoing support, encouragement and connections to others — all of which the Y provides in abundance.


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We focus our work in three key areas because nurturing the potential of kids, helping people live healthier and supporting our neighbors are fundamental to strengthening communities.

Youth Development

At the Y, kids learn their ABCs, learn to share, learn about sportsmanship, build leadership skills and, most importantly, learn how to be themselves. That makes for confident kids today and contributing adults tomorrow.

Healthy Living

We bring together children, adults and families across San Diego like no other organization can, providing the support, guidance and resources needed to achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind and body.

Social Responsibility

Our Y staff, volunteers, and donors strengthen communities in countless ways. We work with our neighbors every day to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

Todd Tibbits


Chief Executive Officer

Jonathan Hall

Executive Vice President

Chief Financial Officer

Shelly McTighe-Rippengale

Executive Vice President

Chief Mission Advancement Officer

David Frederick

Executive Vice President

Chief Strategy & Brand Officer

John Merritt

Senior Vice President

Chief Information Officer

Sarah Reese

Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Kim McDougal

Senior Vice President, Community Support Services

Shannel Halbo

Senior Vice President, Legal & Risk

Julian Villegas

Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

Regional Executive Director

Courtney Baltiyskyy

Vice President of Policy & Advocacy

Courtney Cordero

Vice President of Development

Yolanda Pitchford

Vice President of Membership & Analytics

Krysta Esquivel

Vice President of Social Services - Youth & Family Services


Since 1851 the Y in the United States has been dedicated to putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Across America, the YMCA has a collective capacity and the strength of our Y Movement to achieve our goals.

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Stay connected with what is happening at the YMCA of San Diego County and your local community branch locations.

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