Westside YMCA Leadership Staff
District Health & Wellness Director – Samantha Carroll Amick
Samantha is the District Health and Wellness Director overseeing Benbrook Community Center YMCA and Westside YMCA. Samantha has been with the Benbrook Community Center YMCA since February 2011 and with the YMCA organization since January 2010. Samantha directly supervises the Wellness Coordinator and oversees our wellness, group exercise and personal training staff. Along with staff supervision, Samantha coordinates wellness programs such as YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program, Y Weight Loss program and the LiveSTRONG at the YMCA Program. Samantha is involved with several community organizations to build a stronger partnership and is passionate about looking for ways the Y can be involved in the community. In her free time, she enjoys running marathons, bungee jumping, skydiving and spending time with her family.
Vice President of Operations – Chris Butler
Chris is the Vice President of Operations, overseeing Benbrook Community Center YMCA, Westside YMCA, ER Van Zandt Southwest YMCA, Ryan Family YMCA, the YMCA Sports Complex and YMCA Camp Carter. Chris has worked for the YMCA for 30 years (over 20 years as full-time), starting as a Camp Counselor. Currently, he is in charge of operational efficiency and community effectiveness for the YMCA’s in his region. Chris serves on the Benbrook Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is involved with several other community organizations and enjoys serving in various capacities to make his community a better place for all. In his free time, Chris enjoys running, biking and spending time with his family.
Operations Director for Membership – Tonya Gertz
Tonya is the Operations Director for Membership for the Benbrook Community Center YMCA and Westside YMCA, and has been with the Benbrook Community Center YMCA since February 2006. Tonya is continually working on our community outreach programs and is passionate about strengthening our presence in the community. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.
School Age Child Care Program Coordinator – Anna Hicks
Anna is the School Age Child Care Program Coordinator for the Westside YMCA. Every day she impacts children’s lives by providing a safe and fun afterschool and summer camp program for the children in our community. Anna has been with the YMCA since 2016. In her spare time she enjoys spending quality time with her family and trying out new recipes.
Office Manager – Candice Irvin
Candace is the Westside YMCA Office Manager (Westside Y Unofficial Historian). She does all things paperwork, keeping all the moving parts in order. Candace has worked at the Y since 1989. In her off-time, Candace is an avid animal rights activist, and can be found tending to the needs of creatures of any kind, large or small!
Business Operations Director – Erika Jobe
Erika is the Business Operations Director, and works with the Board and staff with the Annual Campaign. Although she came to the Y in March 2015, she has worked in the non-profit sector as a staff member, volunteer and board member for over 20 years. Currently, she oversees operational efficiency, including Marketing and Communications for the Benbrook Community Center YMCA and Westside YMCA. Erika is involved in with many community organizations, and thrives on making community
connections to create a better community. In her free time, Erika enjoys swimming and spending time with her family.
School Age Child Care Program Coordinator – Stephanie Johnson
Stephanie is the School Age Child Care Program Coordinator for the Westside/Benbrook YMCA. Stephanie started her career with the Y in 2013 as the summer day camp Director for the Benbrook YMCA. As a program coordinator, Stephanie is able to make a difference in children’s lives by providing a fun and safe afterschool program during the school year. During the summer, she continues to make a difference for the children in our community through summer camp. Stephanie has been with the YMCA since 2013. In her spare time she enjoys parading around like a princess and working out.
Operations Director – Jacquelyn Kotar
Jacquelyn is the Operations Director the Benbrook Community Center YMCA and Westside YMCA. She has worked at the Benbrook Community Center YMCA since 2006. Jacquelyn started her career with the YMCA as a part-time Lifeguard and Swim Instructor. She also supervises aquatics operations at the Benbrook Community Center YMCA, Westside YMCA, Ryan Family YMCA and E.R. Van Zandt YMCA facilities. In addition to her branch responsibilities, Jacquelyn supports the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth as the Aquatics Specialist, supporting on and off-site aquatics operations and programs in and around Fort Worth. Jacquelyn is married with two beautiful daughters and enjoys spending time with her family in her free time.
Marketing Coordinator – Breanna LaMarca
Breanna is the Marketing Coordinator for the Benbrook Community Center YMCA and Westside YMCA. Breanna has been with the Benbrook Community Center YMCA since January 2017. She is responsible for marketing the various programs and events at both branches. Breanna has also helped market the YMCA Youth Sports Programs for the YMCA Sports Complex. When she is not at work, Breanna enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and especially her puppy Lily.
Membership Coordinator – Lorinda Muhammad
Lorinda is the Membership Coordinator for the Westside YMCA. Lorinda directly supervises the Member Service Staff and the Child Watch Staff. She is passionate about community outreach and building relationships within the community that we serve. Lorinda can always be found
with a smile on her face and is welcoming to all who come to the Y. In her free time, Lorinda enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors and traveling.
Aquatics Coordinator – Madel Perez
Madel is the Aquatics Coordinator for the Benbrook Community Center YMCA, Ryan Family YMCA, Westside YMCA, and E.R. Van Zandt Southwest YMCA swimming pools. She is a lifeguard instructor, as well as a swim instructor. She has been with the YMCA for almost 3 years, but Madel has been a lifeguard since high school. She never misses an opportunity to teach water safety, and children swimming lessons, and has personally trained over 7,000 children this year about water safety in local schools. In her rare off-time from the Y, Madel is a missionary, helps other non-profits with their technology needs and devotes her life to helping others.
Maintenance Coordinator – Jeff Schinnerer
Jeff is the Maintenance Coordinator for Benbrook Community Center YMCA and Westside YMCA. Keeping everything at our Y in tip-top shape is no small feat, but Jeff does it with a smile on his face. He takes the care, repair and maintenance of our facility personally, and it shows in what he does. In Jeff’s out-of-the-Y hours, he enjoys earning his green thumb with his beautiful garden, as well as teaching Sunday School classes.
Executive Director of Association Child Care – Holli Winn
Holli is the Executive Director of Association Child Care overseeing our school age child care programs and summer day camps for the Benbrook Community Center YMCA, Westside YMCA, Ryan Family YMCA and Northwest YMCA. Holli has worked with youth and teen programs within the YMCA organization for over 11 years. In addition to afterschool and day camp, she also works with the Youth and Government programs within our region. Holli has a passion for working with youth and is always looking for partnerships to enhance our programs. Outside of work Holli enjoys being crafty, watching movies, attending concerts, all things Disney and spending time with her family.