The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) leadership team provides direction to the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina’s DEI services that promote our mission of helping all people reach their God-given potential in spirit, mind and body.
“I am proud to be part of an organization that values and reflects the rich diversity of the communities we serve. It is one of the few places where all people can come together. Our inclusion and equity efforts ensure that all feel the Christian principles of love, compassion, kindness and respect that we hold paramount in the Y experience. Each day, we provide a place where common ground nurtures belonging for people from all walks of life, allowing them to see the value in one another while discovering it in themselves.”
- Darryl Head, President and CEO
“To me, inclusion is creating an environment where all people have a voice at the table and belong in all levels of the organization.”
- Adam Cardwell, Jerry Long Family YMCA Associate Executive Director and DEI Chair
Senior Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer
Amy Cook, Recorder
Richard V. Daniels, Sr.
Office Manager and Registrar
Senior Director of Member Experience
Vice President of Youth Development and Aquatics
District Vice President of Operations
Kenneth Pettigrew, M. Div.
Senior Vice President and Chief People & Culture Officer
Executive Vice President/COO/CFO