Warren Wilhelm, Board Chair
Every community needs a YMCA, and ours is a great one. We’re constantly working to make it even better. It’s very satisfying work.
The Y helps people of all ages and from any background. I like being part of an organization that does the most good in my community.
I feel most privileged to have served on the Y branch and corporate boards for several years. I firmly embrace the Y’s mission which endorses family values and responsible living. More specifically, I fully support the efforts of the Y to partially subsidize marginalized families and kids by providing scholarships for programs and memberships they couldn’t otherwise afford.
I came back to New Mexico in October 2016 and quickly inquired about joining the Y Board. Remembering all the great community outreach programs that the Y does is the main reason I wanted to be part of the YMCA of Central New Mexico. One program stands out that I always thought was an amazing undertaking, The YMCA working with Manzano High School to help several homeless high school students by giving them a place to shower, to do homework and have a place to feel safe. This is why I wanted to be part of the YMCA.
William (Bill) Johnson
Over time, I recognized in our modern society there are a variety of community needs not met. I found that the Y is an organization that is serving many aspects our city in a special way unlike other groups in ABQ.
I first got involved with the YMCA in Houston, Texas in the early 70s. My wife volunteered me to be a Basketball Coach. Through the years I served as Basketball Commissioner, soccer coach, Clerk of the Course for swimming and a diving judge. I’ve been on the Santa Fe Board since 2000. What I find so amazing is the breadth of services the Y offers the community, children and families. We truly are “So Much More”.
Volunteering at the YMCA is the most effective use of my time and talents to make a difference in the lives of the youth in our community. It’s only the Y that spends the time and money to do all the small things that make children and their families safe and supported.
Dr. Lenton Malry
I serve on the board because YMCA of Central NM does an outstanding job for the community of Albuquerque.
Serving youth and families has long been a part of my career. The YMCA of Central New Mexico provides me the opportunity to continue working in the areas of Youth Development and Healthy Living during my retirement years. We have all received much from our community; working on behalf of our YMCA allows me to give back to the community by ensuring that Youth and Families have the opportunity to enhance their lives by participating in the many programs our YMCA offers.
I have very fond first memories of the YMCA as the place where I learned to swim. I am honored to serve on the YMCA Corporate Board. We are here to serve the community and ensure our programs improve the lives of our children and families for the next 100 years.
Dr. Larry Wilson