Meet Our Board Members


Our Y is governed by our Board of Directors that consists of volunteers from throughout the Wabash community. Our volunteer Board of Directors sets policy and direction for the organization.

Scott Dinkins - CVO, Wabash County Court Services

Mark Frantz - Vice CVO, Downs, Tandy & Petruniw P.C

Mike Keaffaber - Secretary, Metropolitan School District of Wabash County

Jim Widner - Treasurer, (retired)

Jami Bartel, Millers Merry Manor

Melissa Ford, Community Foundation of Wabash County

Denae Green, White's Residential and Family Services

Todd Hodson, Ford Meter Box

Chris Lochner, Metal Source, LLC

Amanda Lopez, Transform Consulting Group

Steve Pugh, Dawes & Pugh, LLC

Lavonne Sparling, Metropolitan School District of Wabash County - retired

Patrick Sullivan, Beacon Credit Union

Ted Westerhof, Otis R. Bowen Center

Nathan Whybrew, First United Methodist Church

Alexis Young, Manchester University

The Wabash County YMCA provides care and support to approximately one out of every three people in Wabash, or 8,841 people annually.


Since 2008, the Y has consistently and effectively worked in the areas of healthy living, youth development and social responsibility in Wabash County. We have increased the YMCA mission impact felt in our community through:


  • Overseeing Wabash County Promise for grades K-4, helping local school children reach their full potential.

  • Providing swim safety lessons to every elementary student in the county.

  • Creating and funding youth sports scholarships to each of the six elementary schools and three local nonprofit youth servicing agencies.

  • Supplying and distributing healthy meals for low-income families five days a week during the summer.

  • Offering free meeting space for non-profits.

  • Supporting a healthy lifestyle through the Y's smoking cessation classes.

  • Aiding one in three member families by providing financial assistance.

  • Giving Wabash County youth a constructive, enriching Summer Youth Program that includes healthy and nutritious meals in a safe and supervised environment, complete with transportation to and from the Y.

  • Reducing summer learning loss by providing at-risk students with reading, math, an enrichment opportunities during the summer. 

  • Easing financial stress by offering financial literacy programs to member and non-member families and individuals.

  • Partnering with the Honeywell Pool to allow members to utilize that facility at no cost.

  • Growing Y wellness programs to reach nearly 9,000 Wabash County residents thus far.

  • Flourishing as a family-oriented organization, with 57% of our total membership being comprised of families.

  • Establishing a corporate wellness program to better support Wabash County industry.