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The Latest From the YMCA of NWNC

Pernella Koonce-Chapman
Wellness

'Anyone Can Do It'

Pernella Koonce-Chapman is an inspiration to our members and staff at the Stokes Family YMCA. She has been a member for almost 20 years, but she really became faithful to her wellness journey in the last 10 years. She chose the YMCA over other gyms because of the diverse programs we offer. Plus, she has built relationships with members and staff along the way.
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Lisa Beard
Wellness

Association Spotlight: Lisa Beard

Lisa Beard has worked at the Wilkes Family YMCA for almost 7 years and is the Associate Engagement Director for Group Ex. And since then, she has become an integral part to the branch. She first got involved with the Y in Charlotte and was drawn in by the child care services. “The free child care here. I had children that were 6
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Dr. Harvey Allen

Dr. Harvey Allen

Dr. Harvey Allen recalls his parents taking him to the Patterson Avenue Y. Some of his earliest memories of the Y are in its swimming pool. “I learned to swim at the Y when I was young,” he recalls. “I also went to the Y after school. The people there were always helpful and ready to encourage you. Mo Lucas was there, helping kids keep on the straight and narrow.
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