Becky Slenk | Interim Executive Director
Becky holds a bachelor’s degree from DePaul University in Nonprofit Leadership and has served in many capacities at the McGaw YMCA over the past 15 years. She has become a Y-lifer because it inspires her to do work that positively impacts this community.
Danny Profit, Jr. | Children’s Center Director of Operations
Danny has over 10 years of experience as a non-profit professional working in the areas of youth programming, leadership development, and program operations. Danny holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, and he is currently pursuing a master’s degree in theology.
Luba Dimitrova | Children’s Center Early Childhood Director
Luba earned two master’s degrees, one in Early Childhood Curriculum and another in Visual Art Education. For 18 years, through her work as an early childhood teacher, coordinator, and director, Luba understands that the early years, from birth to age 5, have the most significant impact on educational and personal success in life.
Andrea Hillsamer | Children’s Center School Age Director
Andrea has a master’s degree in Art in Youth and Community Development from Columbia College Chicago. Andrea has extensive YMCA experience and believes in the Y’s ability to recognize and support the potential in each child.
Teyona James-Harris | Children’s Center Head Start Site Director
Teyona has twenty years of experience in the education field as a teacher and in leadership. She has a master’s degree in Education from University of Pennsylvania and is Nationally Board Certifies in Early Childhood. Through her experiences, she has learned and strongly believes in the power of a quality early childhood education having a positive trajectory of a child’s future. She commits to the futures of all children who she serves at McGaw YMCA Head Start!