Meet the Staff




Mark Eckendorf 

Jamestown Area YMCA, CEO

Married to Pam Eckendorf (Short) and has two kids Amy and Jonathan.

More than 35 years experience in working for YMCA's

Numerous awards and certifications

Favorite part of working for the YMCA? "How every day lives are changed at the Y, and the long-lasting friendships which are made."

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Ashley Berlin

Metro Office Manager

Ashley is the metro office manager for the Jamestown Area YMCA and supervises all the Y's Welcome Centers. Starting out her YMCA career working at the Jamestown Y's Heritage House Childcare Center, she's constantly impressed the staff at the Y with her "can-do" attitude. Ashley has one son, who the sun rises and sets on. He can be seen running around the Y from time-to-time.

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Jason Chinni

Aquatics Director

Jason has many years experience teaching swimming and water safety to all ages. He is the head coach of the award-winning Jet's Swim Team, and supervises two large indoor swimming pools along with being the Y's residential safety expert. Jason is married and has two Labrador Retriever dogs.

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Maria Roehmholdt

Assistant Aquatics Director

Maria is the Jamestown Area YMCA's assistant aquatics director, and main life guard trainer. Maria specialize in water safety and swimming stroke development along with assisting with the Jamestown Town Jet's Swim Team. Maria is married and has 5 children.

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Gina Bloomquist

School Age & Family Director

Gina has many years of event planning along with child programing. Gina supervises all aspects of licensed YMCA childcare programs to include all day camps, all the Y's after school programing and special events like the YMCA's Annual Father/Daughter Dance and Family Nights. She is married and has two children, and is a wrestling mat mom.

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John Barber

Teen Director

With several years of youth ministry under his belt John is a natural leader when it comes to teen programing. John specialize in working with all teens, but excels at working with teens deemed "at-risk", "under privileged" and "under serviced."  Additionally, John also serves as the Operations Director for the Eastside Family YMCA. John is married and has three children.

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Kacey Shelters

Wellness Director

Kacey Shelters heads up the Jamestown Area YMCA (Lakewood) aerobics and fitness programs. Kacey brings a plethora of experience, excitement and passion for all things health related.  She's a wife and mother of three girls.

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Tom Anderson

Branch Manager

Tom Anderson has been the Lakewood YMCA's Branch manager since its inception. Tom, excelled as a college athlete in the sport of tennis, and tennis is also a hallmark program of the Lakewood YMCA with several full-size indoor tennis courts featured for members. Tom is married and has two adult children.

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Matt Johnson

Director of Tennis


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Jon O'Brian

Camp Director


Itza Morales

Camp Administration Director