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Leadership · YMCA of the East Bay


Don Lau

Interim President and Chief Executive Officer

“It’s important to us to partner with and be a part of our community. We don’t want our Y to be confined by its walls.”  -Don Lau, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer

In his 30-plus year career with the YMCA of the East Bay, Don has held many different roles (Director of Educational Services, Regional Executive Director and Executive Vice President) before becoming Interim President and CEO of the YMCA of the East Bay. Don has been essential in diversifying Y programming and creating strong community collaborations in order to meet the unique and diverse needs of the East Bay Community. He holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Michigan, School of Social Work; and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Valparaiso University in Indiana.

Board of Directors



Scott Stafford

Strada Investment Group
Chair

Jose Corona

City of Oakland
Secretary

Doug Park

Signature Development Group
Treasurer

Aimee Allison, Power PAC+
Jerry Fleming, Kaiser Permanente, retired
Seth Hamalian, Mission Bay Development Group, LLC
Marc Homertgen, Wells Fargo
Brenda Jemmott, RINA Accountancy Corporation
Amal R. Johnson, Kaiser Permanente
Jesse Nelson, Alexandria Real Estate Equities
Karin Schrader, The CIM Group
Ruth Stroup, The Ruth Stroup Agency
Mike Taquino, Newmark Knight Frank Cornish Carey
Amy Tharpe, Port of Oakland
Aaron Winer, Veolia Water Systems North America

Senior Staff



Don Lau, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer
David Johnson, Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Risk Management
Kelly Dulka, Vice President, Regional Executive Director, Southern Alameda County Region
Kathleen Gushoney, Vice President, Regional Executive Director, Metropolitan Oakland Region
Gina Fromer, Vice President, Regional Executive Director, West Contra Costa Region
Bria Cartwright, Executive Director, YMCA Camping Services
Larry Gayden, Senior Controller
James Jacobus, Director of Marketing and Development
Lisa Nakamura, Manager, Information Technology

FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

FOR HEALTHY LIVING

FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

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