Findlay YMCA Names New CEO

November 11, 2021

The Findlay YMCA Board of Directors has selected Stephanie Parsons as the next CEO. Stephanie is not a new name to the Findlay YMCA family, as she has served the Findlay YMCA since 2007.  Stephanie will begin her duties as CEO on November 15, 2021.  

Stephanie most recently served as COO/Operations Director since 2015 and oversees every aspect of day-to-day responsibilities for the YMCA. Stephanie has a strong background in program management, staff management, leading mission-driven projects and initiatives, membership development, and strives to provide cause-driven leadership to the Findlay YMCA and our community.  

Christy Kisseberth, YMCA Board Chair said, “Stephanie has a great passion for our Y and this community. Her passion, energy, and experience have positioned her well to lead this organization and continue our mission in this community.”  

Outside the Y, Stephanie serves on the Hancock Youth Leadership Board, Family and Children’s First  Council, Hancock Literacy Committee, and is a member of Rotary. In 2019, Stephanie started a nonprofit, “The Beam of Light” in honor of her late mother and grandmother, which supports foster children and families within our community. Stephanie has a bachelor’s degree ‐ Exercise Specialist, from Bowling Green State University. She is also a graduate of the YMCA’s Executive Development Institute.   

Stephanie said “It’s a great honor to lead such a cause-driven organization. I am surrounded by great staff and members, and I look forward to serving them and our community. I am committed to leading this organization to make an impact for years to come.” 

Stephanie is originally from Columbus Grove, Ohio, and currently resides in Findlay with her husband and four beautiful, and energetic, children. She enjoys camping, working out, and spending time with her family.