Jorge Perez is the president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati, a leading nonprofit organization that operates 14 branches, one overnight camp and 80 childhood learning centers across Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. He is the first Latino-American to lead the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati in its 164-year history of offering programs and services that nurture the potential of every adult and child, promoting health and well-being and encouraging social responsibility.


Jorge Perez

President and CEO


Chris Francis

Steve Pohlman

Kathy Lehr

Chief Operations Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Marketing Officer

"The Y is so much more than a treadmill! The Y is a catalyst for wellness, a cause for good, and a community of support for our members to achieve their goals and aspirations of all kinds."

"What I love most about the Y is that it's one of those rare entities that really "gets it"; it is an organization with a clear understanding of its responsibility to serve the community and make it possible for everyone, regardless of their economic situation, to enjoy all the Y has to offer. On a daily basis, I'm impressed by dedicated staff and volunteers who take seriously their promise to make a positive impact, by changing lives for the better in Greater Cincinnati."

"All three of my children could swim before they could walk, thanks to the amazing swim instructors at the Y. Today, I see that same look of amazement, pride, and accomplishment on the faces of new swimmers, no matter if they are 2 or 82. Swimming is truly a skill that can be enjoyed throughout our lives, and there is no better place to learn than the Y that offers everything from beginning lessons to adaptive and competitive swim programs."


Ted Saulnier

James McIntyre

Vice President, Human Resources and Leadership Development
Chief Information Officer

"There is so much I enjoy about working for the Y… but what I enjoy the most is our work with young leaders at Camp Ernst during the summer. One of our counselor stated to me last year the “they wish every person could spend a week at camp. It is the only place they know that kids are accepted as who they are and are included in everything we do!"

"I love the Y. Many people think it’s just “swim and gym” but there’s so much more to the Y. We welcome everyone from all walks of life. We have hundreds of programs that build into the lives of everyone from children to seniors. We have before and after school programs in over 80 schools, and we work to make our community a stronger and more diverse place – everyone is welcome here!”



"I like working at the YMCA because I have the opportunity to impact peoples’ lives. I get satisfaction knowing that I have helped someone to have a better day.”

Director of Wellness at the Clippard Family YMCA Four-year YMCA employee

"I love that every day, when I come to work, I have a chance to make an impact in others lives and learn from so many diverse people. Family is very important to me and working for the Y I'm able to engage my children in Y programs where I know they will have fun, be safe, and valued for who they are and the uniqueness each of them brings to the table.”

Health and Wellness Director at the Blue Ash YMCA Three-year YMCA employee


The greatest asset we have at the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati is our staff. If you are a “people” person and are interested in making a real difference in your community, you could embark on a bright and fulfilling career at the Y. At the YMCA, we get the job done through professional staff members who possess and will model in their work, with those we serve our four core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

The YMCA is more than a job,it's a career! The Y has a wide-reaching system of training and development opportunities. With more than 160 years of experience, the YMCA knows that its mission is achieved one person at a time carried out in the hearts and hands of each caring and skillful staff member.The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati offers competitive wage and benefit packages, flexible work schedules, free YMCA membership, discounts on YMCA programs, and much more.