Minneapolis, MN – The YMCA of the North, a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, recently elected at its annual meeting nine new members to its board of directors.
The newly elected members serving a three-year term as board directors for the class of 2025 include:
- Doris Baylor, Business Owner, Community Volunteer
- James Burroughs, SVP, Government & Community Relations and Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer at Children’s Minnesota
- Bob Ehren, SVP, Individual Solutions at Securian Financial
- Damien Fair, Neuroscientist and Professor in Department of Pediatrics at University of Minnesota
- Jasmine Jirele, President and Chief Executive Officer at Allianz Life Insurance Company
- Geoff Martha, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Medtronic
- Mike McKee, Managing Partner at Baker Tilly US, LLP
- Patty Murphy, Community Volunteer
- Rachel Paulouse, Attorney and Professor at University of St. Thomas
“The appointment of these board members represents the best and brightest leaders in our community to help guide the YMCA to better serve the youth, adults, families and seniors in the greater Twin Cities metro region, southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin so all can thrive,” said Glen Gunderson, CEO and president of the YMCA. “Their knowledge, skills and expertise along with their commitment to our community will be invaluable to the Y as we continue to be, focused on making system changes essential to address social injustices and inequities affecting our Y and our community. Equity is one of our foundational values and a lens that will shape our perspective, enabling us to recognize the unique assets that diverse and inclusive cultures, systems and programs create, while ensuring dignity and respect for everyone.”
To learn more about the Y’s community response this year already, see this video: YMCA - Belonging Begins With Us
About the YMCA of the North
The YMCA of the North is a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Established 166 years ago, the Ys provide life-strengthening services across the greater Twin Cities metro region, southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin communities. The 29 Y locations and program sites, eight overnight camps, 8 day camps, and more than 90 child care sites engage more than 370,000 men, women and children of all ages, incomes and backgrounds. To learn more about the Y’s mission and work, visit www.ymcanorth.org.