Skip to main content

Our Staff -

Paul Henson Family YMCA

Our team 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

Our Y is always looking for talented associates to help us make our community stronger. Explore and apply for full- and part-time job opportunities available at the Paul Henson Family YMCA.


Andrea Toney YMCA


Andrea provides oversight and direction for the daily operation of the Y. For Andrea, the best part of her role is meeting new friends and building relationships with members and people throughout the community.

Her passions are around helping people live and lead healthier lifestyles, developing the youth in our community and providing socially responsible programs to the Kansas City area.  

Andrea began her career with the Y in 1999 and has been back with the YMCA of Greater Kansas City since 2006 serving in various roles and communities in the Kansas City area. She holds a degree in communications from Truman State University. Currently, she works to develop and strengthen community partnerships and provide programs that are inclusive to all that benefit the citizens of Kansas City.


Kayson Matthews Headshot

Senior Sports Director 

Kayson worked at the YMCA in Wichita for more than five years before joining the Y of Greater Kansas City. He has been a senior sports director since 2016. His other roles at the Y have included sports coordinator, sports director and assistant membership director.

Kayson grew up in Lakin, Kansas, and graduated from Wichita State University, where he ran cross country and track and earned a Bachelor of Arts in sports management. He worked for a year at Enterprise Car Rental as an account executive before joining the Y.  

Kayson says the best part of his job is working with kids, coaches and staff to build a better community. His hobbies include playing disc golf and running.


Healthy Living Director

Billy began working at the Y in November 2016. He grew up in Kansas City and attended the University of Ohio - Athens, earning a degree in sports science. Billy holds certificates from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the American Council on Exercise, Yoga Alliance and Precision Nutrition. He has also been a swim coach at the Vivion Road Y and worked at Heritage College as the head of personal training.  

Working with and meeting Y members is Billy’s favorite part of the job. He is an All Natural award-winning bodybuilder and a member of the Directors Guild and Screen Actors Guild.



James started working at the YMCA of Greater Kansas City in April 2016 and became the aquatics director at Cleaver Family YMCA in October 2018.

He has 13 years of experience in aquatics. He has served as a YMCA lifeguard instructor, head guard and swim lesson instructor trainer. Prior to that, he was a lifeguard instructor and CPR/First Aid/AED Instructor at the American Red Cross.

His favorite thing about working at the Y is teaching people safety around water.

James grew up in Paola, Kansas and enjoys reading and playing trivia.

We're Here for You

Do you have a question for the team at the Paul Henson Family YMCA? Complete the form below or call us at 913.642.6800.