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.
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.
Brian Roy, Camping Program Director
Brian first joined the Southern District YMCA family in the fall of 2009 and after a two year stint with the Tampa Metropolitan YMCA returned to Camp Lincoln. Brian first realized his love for YMCA Camping as a camper, counselor, program director and as the assistant director of YMCA Camp Abnaki in North Hero, Vermont. Since leaving VT he has experienced leadership roles with YMCA Camp Gundalow, YMCA Camp Cristina and the Campo Family YMCA. Brian holds a BA in Child Development from Southern New Hampshire University and a M.Ed in School Counseling from the University of New Hampshire. When not in the camp office you can usually find him at the waterfront or doing arts and crafts with the eagle campers. He loves skiing, hiking, puppies and the occasional high-kick contest.
Kristina Wagnitz, Camp Office Manager
Kristina is a NH native who began her journey with Camp Lincoln in 2001. At the time, she worked part time for the organization as Assistant Camp Director during the summer months while working at the School Age Child Care Program during the year. In 2003, she became a full-time employee and has worked in many capacities since that time. Leaving the organization in 2007, she took three years off to stay home with her two young children and arrived back at camp in the fall of 2010. Kristina holds a BS in Outdoor Education from UNH, and is an American Red Cross Instructor. When she is not at work, Kristina enjoys being outdoors with her family, and reading.
Kimberly Meyer, Director of Community Operations
Kimberly joined the Southern District YMCA in 2007. She is passionate about the mission of the YMCA and is energized by the opportunity for further community outreach in the Seacoast. She oversees the School Age Child Care Program and works with the Executive Director on Board Recruitment. Kimberly believes in providing quality childcare that enriches and stimulates children in a nurturing environment. As a certified group fitness instructor for the past twenty years, Kimberly promotes health and wellness in the School Age Child Care program. Kimberly received her bachelor's degree from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and received her law degree from Michigan State University College of Law. In her free time, she enjoys playing outside with her four kids, practicing yoga, and biking.
Beverly Bowles, District Office Manager
Beverly began her career at the YMCA Camp Lincoln in the camp office during the summer of 1988. Through the school year, Beverly worked as a paraprofessional at the elementary school level. She continued working at the summer camp until September of 1997 when she became a full-time YMCA employee. She holds an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Granite State College in NH. Beverly enjoys volunteering at the SPCA and is often seen gardening around the campgrounds.
Tanya Gonzalez, School Age Program Director
Tanya started with the Southern District YMCA in June 2011. She oversees the School Age Child Care Programs at Danville, Fremont, Plaistow, Hampstead, Kingston, Newton, Raymond and Kensington elementary schools. She also works with employment related state assistance.
Stephanie Sturgis, School Age Program Coordinator
Stephanie joined the Southern District YMCA in February 2013. Stephanie has worked 12 years in the field of early childhood education and was a site director at a school aged program as well. Stephanie is currently enrolled at Southern New Hampshire University pursing a degree in Child and Adolescent Psychology and has credits in early childhood education from Great Bay Community College. On weekend she enjoys spending time outdoors fishing, four wheeling or walking with her family.
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 nonprofit fundraising experience and a successful career in sales, marketing 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.
Emma Loosigian, Communications Coordinator
Emma joined the SD YMCA team in 2012. She developed her love for the Y as a camper, counselor, and program staff member at YMCA Camp Huckins in Freedom, NH. After receiving a B.Ag.Sc in Environmental Biology at McGill University, she coordinated educational programming at a research institute and school in The Bahamas. Emma returned to New Hampshire to grow food at Apple Annie in Brentwood, NH. She is passionate about living simply and sustainably, and is pleased to continue spending time with people who care deeply about providing real outdoor, active, healthy, and fun experiences for children.
Laura Montagno, Campaign Manager
Laura joined the capital campaign 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 that the corporate world. Additionally, Laura joined the board of New Outlook in 2011 and has been acting in the role of interim Executive Director since August 2012. She is extremely happy to be part of the SD YMCA team and hopes to be able to use her skills to 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.
Karen Prior, Community Campaign Director
Karen joined the Southern District YMCA in September 2012. After spending nearly 25 years in the world of academic publishing Karen is combining her professional background in marketing and management with her expertise in community organizing, development and her passion for the Exeter community. Whether working to build a community-built playground, or striving to raise local awareness around social justice issues, Karen defines herself as a person uniquely able to build relationships and engage people in a meaningful process. Her community work is the essence of building collaborative relationships for local and even global effect. Karen sees her strength as the ability to bring diverse groups of individuals and organizations together to work towards a common goal. Along with serving on several nonprofit boards Karen also serves on the NH Women’s Initiative, the Women’s Fund of NH and is a 2010 graduate of Leadership New Hampshire. A graduate of Boston College, Karen lives in Exeter with her husband and two daughters.
Colleen Andreasse, Human Resources Coordinator
Colleen joined the Southern District YMCA in June of 2012. She coordinates the Human Resource needs for both the School Age Child Care Program and Camp Lincoln. She came to us with strong Human Resources and Accounting experience in both small and large corporations in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and New York and is excited to be working with a community-based organization. She holds a BS in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from Stonehill College and holds a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification. In her spare time, Colleen enjoys spending time with her family and attending her kids’ sporting events, volunteering, boating, and skiing.