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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.

Andrea Toney,
Executive Director

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Hometown: Lee’s Summit, Missouri

Y Start Date: 1999

Hobbies: Spending time being active with my family, cheering for and supporting my kids from the sidelines and bleachers as they do what they love, gathering with friends and family

Favorite part of working at the Y: “Relationships! I get to meet new people and develop lasting friendships. Coming together with others in our community to serve a need and to be a bright spot in other peoples' days. I love the mission of the Y and that I get the opportunity to continuously support others through the work we do at the Y.”

Anthony Fletcher,
Associate Executive Director

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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

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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."

John Aust,
Aquatics Director

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Hometown: Shenandoah, Iowa

Y Start Date: February 2023

Certifications: Bachelors of Arts from Simpson College with a major in Sports Administration and minor in Management and emphasis in Wellness Opportunities; Master of Arts from University of Missouri - Kansas City / Higher Education Administration - Urban Leadership & Policy Studies; Certified Parks & Recreation Professional (CPRP); Certified Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO); Certified American Red Cross Instructor / Trainer.

Hobbies: When not working in recreation, John can be found actively participating in recreation. From being involved in his two kids' youth sports to regular walks with his wife and two rescued dogs, John enjoys living a healthy lifestyle. Triathlons and strength training always remain a high interest, and of course vacations with family and friends are always cherished.    

Favorite part of working at the Y: John enjoys being able to bring his 20+ years of professional experience to help support and lead the NKC YMCA. “I love the mission which is committed to enriching the quality of family, spiritual, social, mental and physical well-being. The Y is such a diverse and inclusive environment.” 

Cornel Tang,
Teen Tech Coordinator

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