Meet the Staff

Airport Area YMCA

Airport Area YMCA Leadership Staff

Executive Director – Jessica Bruda

Jessica Bruda is the Executive Director of the Airport Area YMCA. She joined the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth in May 2015 as the Executive Director of the Eastside YMCA. Prior to working at the Y, Jessica served as a board member and volunteer for the Airport Area YMCA in Bedford. Jessica grew up in Euless and has been engaged in the H.E.B. community for 22 years. Her passion is working with others to improve the quality of life through experiences and opportunities. Jessica has a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from University of Texas-Austin and has a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University-New Orleans. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband, Steve, family and friends, as well as traveling. 

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Youth Development Coordinator – Veronica Williams

Veronica Williams is the Youth Development Coordinator for our Airport Area YMCA.  Veronica began working with the Airport Area YMCA in 2014 working with youth related programs.  She currently supervises staff for our Child Watch, Youth & Government program, Early Learning Readiness program and Day Camp. Along with supervising these staff she implements and maintains all youth programming and family events such as Parent’s Night Out.  Veronica has a passion for working with youth and hopes to develop more youth programming and programming for teens.  Veronica enjoys reading, musicals and spending time with her family.

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Sports Director – Jesse Benes

Jesse Benes’ is the Sports Director here at the Airport Area YMCA. Jesse has been with our Y since September of 2017 and directly supervises our Sports programs. He has been with the Fort Worth Association since 2015. In his free time he enjoys playing volleyball, dancing and going to community events.

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Member Engagement & Well-Being Coordinator – Chloe Packett

Chloe Packett is the Member Engagement and Well-Being Coordinator at the Airport Area YMCA. Chloe has served the YMCA organization in various roles over the past ten years and has enjoyed the opportunities the YMCA has provided her.  She directly supervises our wellness programs in addition to overseeing our membership team. When she is not at the Y, Chloe enjoys cooking, exploring our national parks and spending time with her family.

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Aquatics Coordinator – Nick Hoenich

Nick Hoenich is the Aquatic Coordinator at the Airport Area YMCA and has been here since June 2014. Nicholas oversees our lifeguards and Aquatic Programs both in the office and in the pool teaching swim lessons, managing or training guards, and helping out around the Y. Nick works hard to create a safe environment in the water through safety education and drowning prevention. You can find Nick outside the Y spending time with friends and family outdoors.

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