To find out more about our staff, click on the team names listed below:
Rob Roy McGregor, Executive Director
Rob has been the Executive Director since 1998. Prior to working in NH, he was with the YMCA in North Carolina, Colorado, and Massachusetts. After receiving his BS in Geography/Environmental Studies from the University of Oregon, Eugene, Rob worked as the National Youth Director for the Zimbabwe YMCAs in Africa. An avid traveler, he spent a year in Africa and hitchhiked 12,000 miles from South Africa to Morocco. Rob's international experience is vast and includes YMCA leadership initiatives in Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Hong Kong, Canada, Costa Rica and Switzerland. He is the past chair of the New Hampshire/Vermont YMCA Executive Group, as well as the New Hampshire YMCA Public Policy committee. Rob is a YMCA trainer for the YMCA Earth Service Corps, YMCA Conflict Management, Peer Mediation, Substance Abuse Prevention and Safety Issues. Rob is an avid outdoorsman and global traveler, a family man and farmer, and can be seen running trails throughout the region 12 months of the year.
Jeff Gleason, Director of Camping
Jeff arrived at YMCA Camp Lincoln years ago. His journey began in the Finger Lakes of New York with two older brothers, a little sister and 4-H Camp Bristol Hills. The Adirondack Mountains have been home a few times for Jeff. Jeff attended Paul Smith's College where he earned degrees in Forest Recreation and Natural Resource Management and Policies. He worked as a Lead Instructor for the Orange County Outdoor Science School in California before moving back to Lake George and working as a Senior Educator with YMCA Camp Chingachgook. Jeff has explored Mexico, Canada and South Africa. His love of the natural New England environment and local entertainment has kept Jeff here enjoying the slopes, trails, rivers and new adventures with his wife, daughters, dog and friends. Since the age of four, Jeff has never missed a summer of camp.
Geof Harris, Camping Program Director
Geof has been working at Camp Lincoln on and off for the past four years and can’t seem to get enough of the amazing environment and people who frequent camp. He was born and raised in Oklahoma before receiving his Bachelors degree in Recreation from the University of Central Oklahoma and moving to the northeast. He has worked in the Camping world for the last eleven years in various positions and locations, including Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mexico, Pennsylvania, California, and New Hampshire. Geof is excited to bring his passion to Camp Lincoln. When he is not at camp Geof spends his time long distance hiking, exploring, and woodworking.
Kristina Wagnitz, Camp Office Manager
Kristina is a New Hampshire native, who has been working at summer camps for almost 20 years. Although she works in the office most days, her degree in Outdoor Education ensures that she can occasionally be seen on the ropes course, or leading a hike at camp. Kristina met her husband Tony at Camp Lincoln ten years ago, and their children Lexi and Libby love spending most of their summers here. In her free time, Kristina enjoys playing with her kids, reading, quilting and camping.
Kimberly Meyer, Director of Community Operations
Kimberly has been working for the Southern District YMCA since 2007. She grew up swimming at the Melrose, MA and Saugus, MA YMCAs and later taught fitness for the Kent County, RI YMCA. Kimberly has been teaching group fitness classes for over 20 years. She is passionate about children being physically active and eating healthy in Y school age child care programs. Kimberly earned her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and her law degree from Michigan State University. After working for the federal government and in private law practice, she is excited to combine her love of health and wellness and knowledge of business operations at the YMCA. Kimberly enjoys board governance and strategic planning as well as program design and staff development. She is a trainer for Y-USA and the State of NH Child Development Bureau. Kimberly appreciates spending time with her four children, especially skiing, hiking and mountain biking.
Tanya Gonzalez, School Age Program Director
Tanya began her career in School Age Child Care in 2000, where she worked with inner city children in Massachusetts during summer programming. It was then that Tanya’s passion for educating and guiding children during out of school time began. She realized that by providing these children with quality child care and “out of the box” learning experiences that the children were progressing in academic areas of reading and math as well as developing their social skills. In 2011, Tanya joined the Southern District YMCA School Age Child Care Team as a Program Coordinator, overseeing eight of our school age child care programs. Today, Tanya is the School Age Child Care Program Director and oversees all sixteen of our programs. In her spare time, Tanya enjoys traveling, spending time exploring New Hampshire with her husband, and visiting with her family.
Stephanie Sturgis, School Age Program Coordinator
Stephanie wants to live in a world where all people are accepted, the weather is always warm, and where dreams really do come true. As a School Age Child Care Program Coordinator, Stephanie oversees 8 of our 16 School Age Child Care Programs and can been seen on Vacation Camp Trips. Stephanie has been working in the Child Care field for the past 13 years and believes that every child should have an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best they possibly can. When she’s not working at the YMCA, Stephanie can be found with her husband Tom and their 4 children hiking in the outdoors, kayaking, or just relaxing by the fire.
Chelsea Belinsky, School Age Program Coordinator
Chelsea is very excited to be a School Age Program Coordinator. She began her YMCA career as the Site Director for the Exeter School Age Child Care program before moving on to run the program in Kensington. She has a bachelor’s degree in English and Secondary Education from Lesley University and has spent 10 years in the field of Education. Chelsea is passionate about meeting the needs of every child and ensuring they feel welcome in the after-school community. When she’s not at the YMCA, Chelsea enjoys spending time with her husband and family, gardening, traveling, and finding new ways to be creative.
Bev Bowles, District Office Manager
Rhonda Bernstein, Director of Development
Rhonda has led the development and communications efforts of Southern District YMCA since 2010. At that time, she brought years of non-profit fundraising experience and a successful career in marketing, sales and public relations within the high-tech and software industries. Rhonda holds a BA in International Business and French and has completed graduate studies in Finance. Having traveled throughout Europe and French-speaking Africa, Rhonda finds that the seasons of NH are the perfect backdrop for outdoor adventures with her husband and three children.
Jen Pribble, Marketing Communications Director
Jen recently joined Southern District YMCA in September 2014, but she has a long history with nonprofits and the YMCA. Jen grew up going to the Y for lessons, spin classes or runs with her dad. And later, as a mother, she again turned to the Y for childwatch so she could have time to take care of herself and classes for her children. Jen thinks that working for the Y makes sense because she wants to market services that improve people's lives. When she’s not at work, she’s on the go with her kids, husband and dog: on the trails, at the beach or at community activities.
Liz McConnell, Community Campaign Director
Liz, her husband and two daughters moved to the Seacoast area 18 years ago seeking to raise their children here and participate in all the local community has to offer. To that end, she has been involved in many community activities directed toward improving the quality of life for local residents. She has worked or volunteered for events and fundraising activities for many local non-profit, school and political organizations. Health issues and access to appropriates services for those in need have led to involvement with organizations such as the Richie McFarland Children’s Center, Exeter Hospital Associates, Lamprey Healthcare, The Alzheimer’s Association and federal healthcare issues through Organizing for Action. Liz is thrilled to be able to work with the Exeter Area Y project as it strives to extend overall health and community commitment to our area. “Only good things can come from this project.”
Laura Montagno, Capital Campaign Manager
Laura joined the Southern District YMCA team in September 2012. Prior to joining the Y, Laura worked for 20+ years in IT industry for companies such as Nortel and Avaya. During her time in the corporate world, she developed extensive experience in marketing communications, project and program management, as well as website development and database management. She left the high-tech world in 2011 with the hope that her skills could be of better use to a non-profit group and that the work would offer her more fulfillment than the corporate world. Additionally, Laura is a current member of the Board of Directors for New Heights Adventures for Teens. She is extremely happy to be part of the YMCA team that will bring a YMCA facility to Exeter. Laura has been a long-time resident of Exeter, NH. She loves skiing and hiking, running and biking on the wonderful trails that Exeter has to offer.
Emma Loosigian, Communications Coordinator
Emma’s history with the YMCA began in 1988 when her family first attended YMCA Camp Huckins Family Camp. From camper to CIT to counselor to program director, Emma has fostered a lifelong connection to the YMCA. She joined the Southern District YMCA in 2011. Emma lives in Brentwood, NH where she farms with her family and manages a 5-acre apple orchard, Apple Annie. When Emma is not supporting YMCA projects, you can find her with dirty hands in the garden. With passions for health, real food, outdoor work and play, and kindness, Emma feels her values align well with the Southern District YMCA. Emma is a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and McGill University.
Amy Hage, Project Manager
Amy brings her expertise in Organization and Leadership to special projects for the YMCA. She joined the Southern District YMCA team in September 2013 to help coordinate community based and capital campaign related projects. Amy is currently focusing on the 'green' side of the new Y because Southern District YMCA knows that building a full-service facility with environmental responsibility and sustainability in mind will foster wellness throughout our community. Amy is passionate about the outdoors whether on an Icelandic adventure or exploring the trails of NH. She lives in Exeter with her husband and children.
Peg Drach, Human Resources Manager
Peg Drach joined SDYMCA in June of 2014 as a Part time HR Coordinator. In addition to her position at the Y, she works PT doing face to face surveys on Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drug prevention for the U.S. Public Health Service. After majoring in Chinese at Indiana University, Peg spent two years in the Peace Corps in a Malaysian village as a Community Development volunteer. After the Peace Corps, Peg and her husband moved to New Hampshire and raised two children. Peg started her career at The Timberland Company in its early years doing a combination of HR, Administration and Marketing. She carried those skills on to The Frye Boot Company and The Rockport Company before taking a position as VP of Human Resources for Kendall Insurance in Rochester. She spent the last 15 years of her full time career as an Administrator in Women’s Health Centers in Portsmouth and Dover, NH. Peg’s passions are travel, both domestically and internationally, and spending time with her granddaughter. She also enjoys quilting, reading, and gardening.