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North Kansas City YMCA

The talented, caring team at the North Kansas City YMCA is ready to connect you with our many programs and services that focus on Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.

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We're always looking for passionate individuals to join our team at the North Kansas City YMCA. Search for open positions and apply online.

Tami Carolan,
Executive Director

Tami Carolan

Hometown: Prairie Village, Kansas

Y Start Date: June 2022

Certifications: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology from the University of Kansas, certified Agility Coach with DeBruce Foundation

Hobbies: I like to spend time with my adult children Jake and Jess, friends and family; gardening flowers and vegetables; live music, community events, hiking, reading and cooking

Favorite part of working at the Y: “The people! It's a pleasure to come to work each day knowing that I get to work with and serve an amazing community of people. The core values of honesty, respect, caring and responsibility shines through in everything we do at the Y. Being guided by these values leads us to be intentional about healthy living, youth development and social responsibility. I love the diversity, energy and sense of community that exists with our members, guests and associates alike! Being a top notch gym facility is wonderful, but I love that we are so much more than a gym. Being a beacon of light and a source of support and programming for our members and our community sets the Y apart and makes it the best organization that I've been blessed to be a part of.”

 

Anthony Fletcher,
Associate Executive Director

Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri

Y Start Date: May 2016

Certifications: Masters of Christian Education, Ordained Pastor

Hobbies: Serving in my church, personal studies, traveling and spending valuable time with my family. 

Favorite part of working at the Y: "There are vast opportunities to create meaningful relationships with families while being influential in the community that I serve." 

Outside of the Y, Anthony is founding pastor of Redeemed Ministries Bible Church in the Kansas City metropolitan area since December 2010. His life objective is to bridge the gap between the word of God and modern day culture, to show its relevance and permanence throughout all generations.

Nicholas Benakis,
Healthy Living Director

Photo of Nicholas Benakis

Hometown: Oswego, Illinois

Y Start Date: June 2020

Certifications: I have a Bachelors degree in Recreation Management. I am a Personal Trainer through The National Academy of Sports Medicine. I'm also certified through NASM as a Stretching and Flexibility Coach. In my educational journey at Western Michigan University, I worked with individuals with special needs, teaching Adapted Physical education classes for inclusive sports including baseball, hockey, bowling and soccer.

Hobbies: Outside of work, I enjoy being in nature, staying active and exploring the exciting town of Kansas City. I try to be as active as I can. I enjoy playing disc golf, soccer, baseball, golf and also can go for a good walk outside. My new hobby is trying out slack lining and I am always ready for a peaceful mediation session. I love being in the outdoors and around water, so you will normally find me outside walking up a creek bed or though the serene woods getting a walking workout in. I enjoy the process of cooking and I come from a Greek family where food and family is life. I am also new to Kansas City, so exploring different areas of the city has been fun since there is such much culture and activity in this city.

Favorite part of working at the Y: "Making a difference in the lives of others! I support the YMCA's mission by creating a inclusive environment that includes everyone. I love working for a company that supports me and continues to give back to its employees, the local community and people that are in need. The YMCA is always looking for new ways to improve their systems that will only continue to improve the ability to give back to the community. Working for the Y is such a wonderful experience and I love it."

Cornel Tang,
Teen Tech Coordinator

Cornel Tang - Best Buy Teen Tech Center Coordinator

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