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About · Hilltop Family YMCA

The Hilltop Family YMCA is a branch of the West Contra Costa Region of the YMCA of the East Bay.  The West Contra Costa YMCA has been serving the greater Richmond community since 1918. We started out as the Richmond YMCA and were part of the Berkeley YMCA. We gained our independence in 1931 and took the name West Contra Costa YMCA. In 1990, we merged with the YMCA of Alameda County to form the YMCA of the East Bay in order to complete the Hilltop Family YMCA.

In 1984, Chevron Land and Development gave a gift of land to the West Contra Costa YMCA to be used to build a community health and wellness facility.  In order to complete the project, the West Contra Costa YMCA merged with the YMCA of Alameda County. In 1993, Hilltop Family YMCA opened it doors to the community which includes the cities of Richmond, San Pablo, Pinole, El Cerrito and Hercules. 

The Hilltop Family YMCA also operates the Pinole Swim Center and the MonTaraBay Recreation Center. 

Our Leadership

Gina Fromer, M.S.

Vice President and Regional Executive Director, West Contra Costa Region

“Our mission to affect positive change in the community is as important today as it was when we opened our doors in West County nearly a century ago.”  -Gina Fromer, Vice President and Regional Executive Director

Ms. Fromer has been deeply committed to the West Contra Costa community for many years and has been involved with park design and development work across Richmond, work on the Point Molate Master Plan with the City of Richmond, work on the Richmond Greenway, and service on the board for Richmond Main Street. She formerly worked as the California State Director for The Trust for Public Land, a non-profit organization that protects land and creates parks for people. Prior to that position, she was District Vice President for the YMCA of San Francisco. A native Californian, Gina has been honored with numerous regional awards including the prestigious Jefferson Award for Community Service in 2012 and the KQED Local Heroes Award in 2013. She holds a M.S. degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix and a B.A. degree in Psychology from Dominican University in San Rafael.

Senior Staff

Anthony Attride, Associate Executive Director
Johann Dubouzet, Youth & Family Director
Rionne Huntley, Administrative Director
Luisana Nunez, Health & Fitness Director
Mihiro Yanai, Membership Director

Our Board of Managers


Aaron Winer, Chair
Donald Honigman, Chair-Elect
John Wind, Immediate Past-Chair
Carol Frank, Secretary
Darrel J Tucker, Treasurer
John Tysell, Board Development Chair
Donald Honigman, Health & Wellness Chair

Board Members

Syamala Aiyar
Steve Barlow
Vickie Blomquist
Cherilyn Brunetti
Charlotte Dickert
Nikki Ferguson
Sylvia Greenwood
Everett Jenkins, Jr.
Pamela Jones
Karin Knowles
Annell Kocher
Glen Moniz
Katrinka Ruk
Roberta Quan
Alex Sample
Thomas Schubert
Chris Shuttlesworth
Cyndie Sprinkel
Daniel Tanita
John Tysell
Kay Yamagata
Gail Yando




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