Welcome Maria McKee

September 24, 2018

We are pleased to announce that Maria McKee will be serving as our new CEO effective Monday, October 1. Maria succeeds Dick Lyons, who retired on August 24.

Maria comes to this position well prepared having served in several leadership roles with our Y from 1998 to 2015. Her responsibilities during that time included CFO, Associate Executive Director, and COO. She spent the last 3 years of her career as the Director of Annual Giving and Special Events at the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh.

A New Castle native, Maria has a passion for serving our community. In addition to her long-term commitment to the YMCA’s mission, Maria is an active member of our community serving on the board at Arts & Education at the Hoyt. We are excited to have a leader with such a strong history with the Y and enthusiasm for serving our local community.

"It is an honor to be chosen to lead the New Castle Community Y. This Y has a long history of positively impacting lives and I am excited about the opportunity to build upon that legacy,” said Maria. “ I envision the New Castle Y playing a growing role in forming collaborations with community partners to serve more people and expand our reach into Lawrence County. I am thrilled to be serving in this role in a community that is so near and dear to my heart."

Please join us in welcoming her back to the New Castle Y family!