Meet the Staff

Hood County YMCA

Hood County YMCA Leadership Staff

District Executive Director- Lisa Gossard

Lisa Gossard is the District Executive Director overseeing both the Hood County YMCA and Joshua Community YMCA. Lisa has been with the Hood County YMCA since it first opened in November 2006, and with the YMCA organization for over 30 years. Lisa is in charge of the operational efficiency and community effectiveness of both facilities, as well as running the YMCA’s Youth & Government program for the region. Lisa is involved with many community organizations creating lasting partnerships to build a stronger community. In her free time, Lisa enjoys running and spending time with her family. 



Operations Director- Theresa Stedifor

Theresa Stedifor is the Operations Director at the Hood County YMCA overseeing the daily operations and membership of the facility. Theresa has been with the Hood County YMCA since 2008 and with the YMCA organization since 2003. Theresa directly supervises all department directors within the Hood County YMCA to include Wellness, Child Watch, Aquatics, Youth Development, and Membership. Along with overseeing daily operations Theresa does great work creating corporate partnerships within our community that help ensure wellness at work! In her free time Theresa enjoys working out and watching her son play in the numerous sports and activities that he’s involved with! 


Healthy Living & Member Engagement Director- Sara Hasenfuss

Sara Hasenfuss is the Healthy Living & Member Engagement Director for the Hood County YMCA overseeing all wellness related programs and member engagement activities. Sara has been with the Hood County YMCA since 2011. Sara directly supervises our Healthy Living & Adult Sports Coordinator and helps ensure the effectiveness of group exercise, member communication & engagement, wellness appointments & programs, personal training, Y-Warrior, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, and community outreach. In her free time Sara enjoys spending time with family and friends, working out, and working on completing her Master’s in Public Health. 



Aquatics Director- Kevin Tatlock

Kevin Tatlock is the Aquatics Director for the Hood County YMCA and has been with the our Y since September 2013. Kevin directly supervises our Aquatics Coordinator and oversees our lifeguards and aquatics programs such as swim lessons, swim team, and coordination of aquatics with other community partners. Kevin has helped expand water safety awareness in our community with drowning prevention education in neighborhoods like Oak Trail Shores and Ranchos Brazos. While not at work Kevin enjoys swimming, running, and spending time outdoors with family and friends.



Youth Development Director- Whitney Landis

Whitney Landis is the Youth Development Director for our Hood County YMCA.  Whitney began working with the Hood County YMCA in 2014 working with youth related programs.  She currently supervises staff for our Child Watch, Youth Obesity Prevention program and Day Camp. Along with supervising these staff she implements and maintains all youth programming and family events such as youth sports, Parent’s Night Out, family nights, Healthy Kids Day, and Fall Festival! Whitney has a passion for working with youth and hopes to develop more youth sports programming and programming for teens.  Whitney enjoys dance, being outdoors, and is a big Disney fan!


Membership Coordinator- Ashley Zipp

Ashley Zipp is the Membership Coordinator and has been with the Hood County YMCA since June of 2008. Ashley is here to help ensure your experience at our Y is positive and welcoming as well as help answer any questions you may have relating to your membership account. Ashley directly supervises our Member Service staff and is in charge of Member Appreciation Days. Ashley is passionate about growing our volunteerism and togetherhood here at the Y and is always looking for ways the Y can be involved in the community. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with loved ones, exercising, relaxing, and watching movies.



Healthy Living & Adult Sports Coordinator- Roy Phillips

Roy Phillips is the Healthy Living & Adult Sports Coordinator here at the Hood County YMCA. Roy has been with our Y since May of 2016 and directly supervises our wellness and personal training staff. Along with staff supervision, Roy is responsible for coordinator of our adult sports, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, and the Y Weight Loss Program! In his free time he enjoys hunting, spending time with friends and family, and being out on the lake!