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We're here for you. The team at the Platte County Community Center South in Parkville 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 Platte County Community Center South operated by the YMCA of Greater Kansas City.

Michelle Ford,
Executive Director

Michelle Ford

Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Y Start Date: March 1990

Certifications: BA-Health Education Recreation from the University of Oklahoma.  YUSA Faculty in Annual Support Campaign Training.

Hobbies: Golf, Spending time at the lake fishing and boating, walking my dog, watching football: Kansas City Chiefs and Oklahoma Sooners and spending time with friends and family

Favorite part of working at the Y: “Working with an incredible group of staff and volunteers and talking with members.”

Additional information: Michelle was a team leader opening two new YMCAs in Olathe and Bonner Springs and instrumental in starting the YMCA Challenger program for kids with diverse abilities in 2006 and also spearheaded the construction of our all accessible challenger sports complex that opened in 2010. She has extensive background in fundraising including capital, annual and planned giving and she is a YMCA of the USA Faculty Trainer in Annual Support Campaign. 

Sarah Srock,
Healthy Living Director

Sarah Srock

Hometown: St. Joseph, Missouri

Y Start Date: March 2006

Certifications: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Journalism, A.F.F.A. Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Certification, Y Weight Loss facilitator, Livestrong at the Y Trainer

Hobbies: I enjoy taking adventures with my husband and three daughters. I also like spending time near the ocean, coaching our girls in sports, going for long runs outside, and catching up with friends and family!

Favorite part of working at the Y: I enjoy learning about the members who walk through our doors. I am fortunate enough to work in an environment where I am inspired daily by the stories our members share with us. 

 

Monique Jalloul,
Program Director II

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Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri

Y Start Date: November 2015

Certifications: Bachelor of Science (B.S.) from the University of Missouri — Kansas City

Hobbies: Reading, walking my dog and trying new restaurants around the Kansas City area

Favorite part of working at the Y: “My favorite part about working at the Y is seeing how much of an impact small, meaningful gestures or kind words can make on individuals’ lives. I love knowing I am working for an organization that is building a stronger community.”

Kathy Armitage,
Active Lifestyles Program Director

Kathy Armitage

Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri

Y Start Date: April 2000

Certifications: Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Recreation Therapy

Hobbies: Swim, bike and play with my grandkids

Favorite part of working at the Y: Helping the older adults Age in Place and Fall prevention

Chris Mason,
Aquatics Director

Hometown: Ocala, Florida

Y Start Date: April 2022

Certifications: Master's degree in Sports, Facilities and Recreation Management

Hobbies: Running, anything outdoors, DIY Projects and any live sports game I can attend

Favorite part of working at the Y: "Being able to care for our members the best I can."

Michelle Baldrige,
Northland Sports Director

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Hometown: Ames, Iowa

Y Start Date: June 2021

Certifications: Degree in Sports Management from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a minor in Human Resources Management

Hobbies: Running, shopping for antiques, watching sports and spending time outdoors

Favorite part of working at the Y: “Getting to see the smiles on the kids' faces!”