Leadership Team

The Metropolitan Office, located in the Jessie Ball duPont Center at 40 East Adams Street, Suite 210, is home to all leadership staff, including President and CEO Eric Mann, the Advancement, Asset Management, Membership, Marketing & Communications, Risk Management, Human Resources, Accounting, First Impressions (member information) and Information Technology offices.

Eric K. Mann, President / CEO
Suellen Brewer, Executive Assistant to the CEO

Penny Zuber, Executive VP, COO-CFO
Trevor Howell, Executive Assistant to the Executive VP, COO-CFO

Nekita NesmithSVP, Chief Development Officer
Michelle Moore, SVP, Chief Membership and Marketing Officer
Tammy Miller, SVP, Risk Management
Pam Poggi, VP of Leadership Development and Human Resources
Bob Conklin, VP of Operations
Jon Dearolf, VP of Operations
John Lyon, VP of Operations
Tom Campbell, VP of Healthy Living and Operations
Maria Aristizabal, VP of Youth Development
Dr. Irvin PeDro Cohen, VP of Social Responsibility

Our association is governed by our Metropolitan Board of Directors and Board of Trustees that consists of volunteers from throughout the First Coast Community. Each neighborhood YMCA branch has its own volunteer Advisory Board which sets policy for its executive, who manages the operation with full-time and part-time staff and volunteer leaders.

Board of Directors

  • Michelle (Shelly) M. Boynton, Chair
  • Doug Baer, Vice Chair & Treasurer
  • David Alban
  • Mark F. Bailey
  • John D. Baker, II (Ex-Officio)
  • Davis Berg
  • Sarah Bermudez
  • Peggy Bryan
  • Debbie H. Buckland
  • G. John Carey
  • Daniel Davis
  • Terri W. Derkum
  • Rev. Dr. W. Stephen Goyer
  • Mattox Hair
  • Kevin J. Holzendorf
  • Anthony Jabbour
  • Michael D. Kelly
  • Kathryn Murphy
  • Russell B. Newton, III (Ex-Officio)
  • Gary Norcross
  • Darnell Smith
  • Pam Smith
  • Terry Terhark
  • Cleve E. Warren
  • Edward (Ed) W. White, Jr.
  • Floyd B. Willis, MD

Trustees

    • John D. Baker, II, Chairman
    • Willis M. Ball, III
    • Christina H. Bryan
    • J. F. Bryan, IV
    • Stephen M. Buente
    • Carl N. Cannon
    • G. John Carey
    • Russell B. Newton, III
    • Hastings Williams, Jr.
    • John H. Williams, Jr.

    James H. Winston – Posthumous Emeritus

Mission Statement: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.