Chief Executive Officer
Executive Director Rob Gilchrist joined the Hornell Area Family YMCA after serving as CEO of the Washington County YMCA in Salem, IN. He previously led recreational facilities with the City of Bloomington (IN) Parks and Recreation Department. Rob is native of Corning, NY and served as the Aquatics Director of the Corning YMCA until 2005. He is a graduate of Corning West High School. Rob received his Bachelors from Springfield College and Masters from Indiana University. He is passionate about the Y mission and our cause to strengthen community.
Associate Executive Director
Sara joined the Y in 2015 as Child Care & Fitness Director with six years’ experience in child care at both the Hornell and River Valley Regional YMCAs. A former pre-school teacher, she holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood/Childhood Education and in Clinical Psychology. She enjoys spending time with friends and family.
A graduate of Canisteo Central School, Alfred State College, and SUNY Brockport, Dan first joined the Y in 1989 as Physical Director. Dan and his family are proud to have called the Y home for nearly 30 years and counting.
Bill DeMarr has been with the YMCA since 2005. He helps provide a clean safe environment for our members and program participants to enjoy while they visit us.
Rebecca Weaver Hamm
Music & Arts Director
Rebecca Weaver Hamm enjoys bringing music and art programming to the greater Hornell community through the Y. She joined the staff in 2011. Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from Wittenberg University and a Master of Arts in Voice Pedagogy from The Ohio State University. She also studied voice at the Eastman School of Music.
Finance, HR, & Membership Director
Erica began working with the Hornell YMCA in 2013 with the Membership Department. Her role has since expanded to include Finance, Human Resources and Membership. She also serves as a Kid Piano instructor for our Music and Arts Department. Erica holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business, Management & Economics with a concentration in Accounting and Management. She also shares a passion for fitness and nutrition and enjoys helping others their journey healthy living through our Y.
Marketing & Membership Coordinator
Kate joined the YMCA staff in January 2014 after moving from the great state of Ohio. She loves working with members and guests and helping them begin their involvement with the Y movement. She enjoys using her creative side to design marketing pieces for all of our programs and activities as well as managing the Hornell YMCA social media and website. Kate is currently working toward her Bachelor's Degree in Business, Management, & Economics with a concentration in Marketing from SUNY Empire State College.
Since 1998, John has led and coached both adult & youth basketball leagues and camps, provided personal training, and led the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. Whether you’re 9 or 90, John is here to help.
Prior to joining the Y staff in 2011, Jason worked at the Corning Community YMCA. He loves teaching boot camp and HIIT classes, leading youth fitness programs, personal training, and helping any member develop a plan to accomplish personal fitness goals. Jason loves training athletes and started our Athletic Training Performance Program where he has trained individual athletes as well as entire sports teams.
Nick Kowtun has been working in the Childcare Department for the Y since July 2014. Nick has been overseeing our Aquatics Department since February of 2018. Nick enjoys helping members and the community while influencing the Y's mission.