Meet the Staff

Ryan Family YMCA

Ryan Family YMCA Leadership Staff

District Executive Director – Jeff Thomas

Jeff has been impacting lives through the YMCA since 2000.  His first job at YMCA Camp Grady Spruce introduced a love for family development and encouraging youth.  Jeff continues to find joy in seeing adults improve themselves and kids challenge themselves through YMCA programs.  Sharing Y stories and working with volunteers are his passions. Jeff and his wife, Brandi, have two boys and enjoy taking camping trips to local state parks.

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Associate Executive Director – Kendell Keeter

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Healthy Living & Member Engagement Director – Jacklinn Jarrell

My name is Jacklinn and I am the Healthy Living and Member Engagement Director for the Ryan Family and Southwest YMCA’s in Fort Worth. I started with the YMCA about 2.5 years ago as the Wellness Director and now also oversee the Membership side of the Y.  I have my Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at Austin, as well as my Masters in Public Health. I am passionate about health, fitness, food, family and my two Corgi’s.

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Business Manager – Donna Stanton

Hello, my name is Donna Stanton. I have been a Business Manager with the Fort Worth Metropolitan YMCA for 18 years. For the past 3 years I have worked with the Ryan Family, ER Van Zandt-Southwest YMCA and the YMCA Sports Complex branches. Prior to that, I was the Business Manager at Camp Carter YMCA. I enjoy the finance side of the business and plan to retire from the Y. I love music, going to the movies and cruising!

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Membership & Marketing Coordinator – Dinah Sullivan

My name is Dinah Sullivan and I’ve been with the Southwest YMCA since January 2017. I am the Membership & Marketing Coordinator. I oversee the membership and wellness staff as well as coordinate the marketing for the Ryan Family, Southwest YMCA and the YMCA Sports Complex. In my free time I enjoy decorating my house, being outdoors with our 3 dogs and spending time with family and friends!

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Regional Aquatics Coordinator – Madel Perez

My name is Madel and I am the Regional Aquatics Coordinator for the Benbrook Community Center YMCA and Ryan Family YMCA.  I have been with the YMCA since November 2015. I oversee our lifeguard’s and the pools.

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Member Engagement Coordinator – Damaris Valladares

My name is Damaris Valladares and I am the Member Engagement Coordinator at the Ryan Family YMCA. I have been with our Y since July of 2011. I oversee the Membership Staff and I love meeting our new members and giving tours of our facility. I enjoy working out at 5am, coaching volleyball and spending time with my family.

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