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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.

Be Part of Our Team

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

Bio coming soon!


Jeff Lee - Membership Engagement Director

Membership Engagement Director

From: Hutchison, Kansas

What I like most about my role at the Y is helping the community accomplish their goals while being able to create effective programs that serve our members and their families. I grew up at the YMCA and was involved in many sports programs throughout my youth. It was a long held dream to one day work for the YMCA so once my wife finished School (she is a Psychologist at the VA) I took a leap of faith and left my long held career to come serve at the Y. Everyday is a new experience and our members remind me of how much joy it is to work for the YMCA.

I live in the West Plaza neighborhood of Kansas City with my wife, Beki, and our 3 children. I am an avid distance runner, cyclist and disc golfer. I am a Marine Corps veteran and I come to the YMCA after having served many years as a director of homeless ministries and programs helping men and women coming out of incarceration find stability through education and employment. I am a minister at Christ Community Church's Downtown Campus, leading Men's Ministries and I travel the country sharing my story of overcoming challenges to find success.



Jodi Ruskievicz - Healthy Living Director

Healthy Living Director

Bio coming soon!

Chase Coffee -
Aquatics Director

Chase Coffee - Aquatics Director

From: Dallas, Texas

I have been in aquatics for about 10 years now, beginning as a lifeguard, swim team coach, manager and director in country clubs and parks and recreation.

My favorite part about my job is serving the community in different areas outside of my normal responsibilities in aquatics. I have the ability to impact people in different ways that I would not normally have the opportunity to do.

I graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor’s degree in Conference and Event Planning with an emphasis on Event Marketing. I am a lifeguard instructor and swim lessons instructor trainer for Y-USA and a CPR instructor through American Safety and Health Institute.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my friends and finding new places to explore with my husky.


Cornel Tang - Best Buy Teen Tech Center Coordinator

Best Buy Teen Tech Coordinator

Bio Coming Soon!