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
Penny Zuber, Executive VP, COO-CFO
Tammy Miller, SVP, Risk Management
Michelle Moore, SVP, Chief Membership and Marketing Officer
Nekita Nesmith, SVP, Chief Development Officer

Courtnie Breland, Executive Assistant to the CEO

Maria Aristizabal, SVP 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. Advisory Board members also undergo Praesidium trainings to ensure and reinforce our commitment to abuse prevention.

Board of Directors

  • Gary Norcross, Chair
  • Pam Smith, Treasurer
  • David Alban
  • Doug Baer
  • John D. Baker, II (Ex-Officio)
  • Lauren Baker
  • Mark Bennett
  • Davis Berg
  • Mike Biagini
  • Henry Brown
  • Peggy Bryan
  • G. John Carey
  • Daniel Davis
  • Shantel Davis
  • Crystal Ganpath-Freed
  • Ivan Gordon
  • Josh Harrison
  • Anthony Jabbour
  • Michael D. Kelly
  • Dr. Cheikh Mboup
  • Russell B. Newton, III
  • Alex Sifakis
  • Diana Sorfleet
  • Keith Tickell
  • Edward (Ed) W. White, Jr.


    • John D. Baker, II, Chairman
    • Mark F. Bailey
    • Willis M. Ball, III
    • 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.

    James H. Winston – Posthumous Emeritus
    John “Jack” H. Williams, Jr. – Posthumous Emeritus
    Christina H. Bryan – Posthumous Emeritus

*Effective October 1, 2023