FULTON – The Fulton Family YMCA announces the hiring of Oswego County native Shonna Sargent, regional program director of the YMCA of Greater Louisville’s Northeast Family YMCA branch, as its new chief executive officer.
Board of Directors President Kelly Niccoli made the announcement today (June 26).
Sargent was chosen after a nationwide search to lead the agency.
She begins work in July.
“We are thrilled to be able to hire a leader of Shonna’s quality, particularly given her local roots. We believe she will lead us to our goals of growing the Fulton Family YMCA while making it an invaluable community resource,” said Niccoli.
Sargent graduated from the Altmar-Parish-Williamstown School District, received her Bachelor’s Degree from SUNY Cortland and her Master’s Degree at SUNY Oswego.
In her two stints with the YMCA of Greater Louisville, she created and grew programs, including those for minority and at-risk youth.
Sargent’s broad management experiences there included budgeting, managing and analyzing program and member data, deep participation in fundraising, and developing staff and volunteer training programs.
She also served as program director of the Family Y of Greater Augusta in Georgia.
“Children, families and seniors get the support and resources they need to stay healthy, connect, and strengthen bonds at the Y,” said Sargent. “I’m looking forward to working with the staff, members, volunteers and donors of the Fulton Family YMCA to meet the needs of our community.”
Sargent assumes leadership of the Fulton Family YMCA as it transitions to local management after completion of a management agreement with the YMCA of Greater Syracuse that created financial stability and laid the foundation for future growth.
The Fulton Family YMCA is part of a powerful association of men, women and children committed to bringing about lasting personal and social change.
With a focus on nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving the community health and well-being and providing opportunities to give back and support neighbors, the Y enables youth, adults, families and communities to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.