LEADERSHIP TEAM

YMCA OF ORANGE COUNTY

Jeff McBride

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Jeff joined the YMCA of Orange County team on September 4th, 2007 as President/CEO…

Jeff joined the YMCA of Orange County team on September 4th, 2007 as President/CEO. Since Jeff joined the YMCA of Orange County, the Association has grown from a $25 million organization to a $40 million organization. Under his leadership, the YMCA of Orange County has grown its service area expanding to Riverside County and the San Gabriel Valley. Jeff is currently dedicated to using his 30+ years of experience and leadership to make the YMCA of Orange County a place where staff can happily say, “The YMCA of Orange County was the best place I ever worked!” as they reflect on their lives.

Dolores Daly

Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Dolores has 22 years of experience with the Y and previously served as CEO of an independent YMCA for 9 years…

Dolores has 22 years of experience with the YMCA. She served as CEO of an independent YMCA for 9 years before joining the YMCA of Orange County team to lead the Advancement Department. She holds a Masters in Human Service Administration and a BA in Child Development. She started her career as a part-time summer day camp leader in 1995 and that is where she learned that the strength of the YMCA lies within the staff and volunteers. She believes their desire and ability to help support kids, individuals and families is what makes the YMCA so vital and relevant throughout the world. She commits to working every day to ensure staff and volunteers are given appropriate resources, support and that their good work is celebrated.

Joyce Kirchhofer

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

As CFO, Joyce manages our organization’s finances and plays an integral role in growing the financial capacity…

Joyce is the Chief Financial Officer for the YMCA of Orange County, where she manages the finances and plays an integral role in growing the organization’s financial capacity. Prior to YMCA, Joyce worked in the mortgage and real estate industry and then transitioned to the nonprofit sector where she has worked for over 10 years. Her passion for nonprofit work is why she does what she does. She enjoys helping and developing staff as well as impacting the community.

Anna Romiti

Vice President of Marketing & Communications

Anna brings more than 17 years of leadership experience in positioning the brands, people and ideas that drive…

Anna brings more than 17 years of leadership experience in positioning the brands, people and ideas that drive Orange County. She has developed a unique understanding of what drives consumers and decision-makers to respond favorably to marketing campaigns. A true local, Anna was born and raised in Southern California and attained her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Chapman University. She lives in South County with her husband and two children. Outside of work, she enjoys Southern California’s outdoor activities, cheering at her son’s baseball games and teaching marketing and management as an adjunct professor at Vanguard University.

Christine Salas

Vice President of Human Resources

Christine began her career with the YMCA of Orange County in June of 1988…

Christine began her career with the YMCA of Orange County in June of 1988. She graduated with her BS in Child Development from California State University, Fullerton in 1994. During her 28 years at the YMCA, she has worked in many roles including child care, camp, sports, Adventure Guides, administration, and campaign. Currently, Christine is the Director of Human Resources and Quality Assurance and oversees the following areas: Human Resources, Recruitment, Quality Assurance, Training and the Volunteer program.

Emilio Sosa

Director of Branch Operations

Emilio has been with the YMCA for the past 12 years, most recently serving as the Senior Executive Director for the Lakewood Family YMCA.

Emilio has been with the YMCA for the past 12 years, most recently serving as the Senior Executive Director for the Lakewood Family YMCA. There he oversaw the construction of a new 35,000 sq. ft. facility and was actively involved in a capital campaign, program innovation, membership growth and board development. Emilio served as the Executive Director for Early Childhood Education for the YMCA of Greater Long Beach for 6 years. Additionally, he served on the board for the Greater Lakewood Chamber of Commerce, Long Beach City College Foundation, City of Lakewood Budget Advisory Committee and was the President of the Rotary Club in Lakewood. Emilio, his wife Laura and their two daughters enjoy traveling, going to the beach and hosting family and friend gatherings.