Leadership Team

The Metropolitan Office, located in the Jessie Ball duPont Center at 40 East Adams Street, Suite 210, is home to all leadership staff, including President and CEO Eric Mann, the Advancement, Asset Management, Membership, Marketing & Communications, Risk Management, Human Resources, Accounting, First Impressions (member information) and Information Technology offices.

Eric K. Mann, President / CEO
Courtnie Breland, Executive Assistant to the CEO

Penny Zuber, Executive VP, COO-CFO
Bre Butts, Executive Assistant to the Executive VP, COO-CFO

Nekita NesmithSVP, Chief Development Officer
Michelle Moore, SVP, Chief Membership and Marketing Officer
Tammy Miller, SVP, Risk Management
Maria Aristizabal, VP of Youth Development and Operations
Tim Burrows, VP of Healthy Living and Operations
Charlie Chacos, VP of Operations
Ericia Moore, VP of Social Responsibility and Operations
John Lyon, VP of Operations

Our association is governed by our Metropolitan Board of Directors and Board of Trustees that consists of volunteers from throughout the First Coast Community. Each neighborhood YMCA branch has its own volunteer Advisory Board which sets policy for its executive, who manages the operation with full-time and part-time staff and volunteer leaders.

Board of Directors

  • Darnell Smith, Chair
  • Gary Norcross, Vice Chair
  • Pam Smith, Treasurer
  • David Alban
  • Doug Baer
  • John D. Baker, II (Ex-Officio)
  • Mark Bennett
  • Davis Berg
  • Sarah Bermudez
  • Michelle (Shelly) M. Boynton
  • Henry Brown
  • G. John Carey
  • Daniel Davis
  • Shantel Davis
  • Crystal Freed
  • Ivan Gordon
  • Josh Harrison
  • Kevin J. Holzendorf
  • Anthony Jabbour
  • Michael D. Kelly
  • Russell B. Newton, III
  • Dr. Cheikh Mboup
  • Alex Sifakis
  • Pam Smith
  • Keith Tickell
  • Edward (Ed) W. White, Jr.
  • Floyd B. Willis, MD


    • John D. Baker, II, Chairman
    • Mark F. Bailey
    • Willis M. Ball, III
    • Christina H. Bryan
    • J. F. Bryan, IV
    • Peggy Bryan
    • Stephen M. Buente
    • Carl N. Cannon
    • G. John Carey
    • Michael D. Kelly
    • Russell B. Newton, III
    • Hastings Williams, Jr.
    • John H. Williams, Jr.

    James H. Winston – Posthumous Emeritus

*Effective October 1, 2022