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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.

Darryl Head“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


Adam Cardwell“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, Associate Executive Director and DEI Chair

Carrie Collins
Senior Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer

Amy Cook, Recorder
Executive Assistant

Richard V. Daniels, Sr.
Vice President of Community Engagement and Executive Director

Carmina Eder
Office Manager and Registrar

Kristina Geddings
Communications Director

Luke Harris
Executive Director

Angelica Leonides
Senior Director of Member Experience

Jessica Long
Vice President of People & Culture

Kim McClure
Vice President of Youth Development and Aquatics

Daniel Pagán
Literacy Program Director

Joe Peele
District Vice President of Operations

Kenneth Pettigrew, M. Div.
Executive Director

Donna Rodgers
Executive Vice President/COO/CFO

Miranda Wyatt
Executive Director

Our Mission: "Helping all people reach their God-given potential in spirit, mind and body."