Promotion for Jennifer Behrens at the Schenectady YMCA

Jenn_BehrensThe Capital District YMCA’s Schenectady branch is pleased to announce the promotion of Jennifer Behrens to Director of Operations, including direct oversight of the Aquatics & Wellness Departments. Jenn has been with both the Schenectady & Glenville branches as Senior Program Director since June, 2015, directing the Aquatics Departments at both branches and overseeing the Program Department at Schenectady.

Jenn brings over twenty-one years of YMCA experience to this position. With positions  at the Capital District YMCA’s Glenville & Guilderland branches previously, Jenn’s YMCA career includes the Glen Cove YMCA (Long Island), the Hockomock Area YMCA (MA), and the Hampshire Regional YMCA (MA). Jenn’s body of work includes aquatics, swim team, program development, and leadership development. Additionally, Jenn serves as the Capital District YMCA’s AYP liaison for the Northeast Region in her role as Membership & Program Leader for AYP Chapter 6.

“Jenn brings a wealth of experience & practical knowledge in multiple departments to this position. Her standards of excellence and creative commitment to program development are stellar. Our Schenectady branch is thrilled to have her lead branch operations and drive community impact,” announced Melissa Bellew, Executive Director of the Schenectady YMCA.

Jenn resides in Scotia with her husband, Jim. She enjoys hiking in the Adirondacks & Berkshires, spending time with family and her dog, Bailey, reading, and competitive swimming.

Jenn assumes her Director of Operations duties August 15, 2016.