Samantha Egan

Assistant Director of Early Learning

Samantha has been working in the child care field since 2004, teaching infants through Pre-K and has directed different schools over the years. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science from Thomas Edison State University. She began working at the Westfield Area YMCA Early Learning Center in May 2023 and is thrilled to venture

Elise Kastner

Assistant Director of Information Technology

Elise joined the Westfield Area YMCA in January 2024 as Assistant Director of Information Technology. She had worked at the Madison Area YMCA in the Aquatics, Sports, and Childcare/Camp Departments.   Elise holds an A.S. in Information Systems and a B.S. in Information Technology with a specialization in Multimedia from New Jersey Institute of Technology. She

Jude St John

Staff Accountant

Jude joined our staff in February 2024. Prior to coming to the Westfield Area YMCA, she worked with Robert Half, doing contractual work since 2018, and gained extensive experience in the Capacity of both Staff and Senior Accountant. She also served as Accounting and Business teacher for 20 years in her home country of Dominica.

Adrian Sanchez

Associate Director of Sports Programs

Adrian joined our Y in 2023 as Associate Director of Sports Programs. He graduated from Ashford University with a Bachelors in Sports and Recreation Management. Adrian worked for Amazing Athletes, a program that provides year-round developmental sports and physical fitness to preschoolers. Adrian has a deep commitment and passion when coaching youth sports and has

Kayla Spinelli

Director of Aquatics

Kayla joined our YMCA in 2023. She holds the position as Director of Aquatics at the Westfield Area YMCA. She is a local resident from Maplewood, New Jersey. In 2017 she moved to Boynton Beach, Florida to pursue coaching Springboard Diving. In 2015 she was awarded BIG EAST Womens Diving Coach of the Year by

Olivia London

Assistant Director of Member Services, Cranford YMCA

Olivia joined the Westfield Area YMCA in 2016. Over the years Olivia has contributed to multiple departments including Sports, Birthday Parties & Events, Member Services, Childcare, and Camp. In 2023, Olivia entered into her current role as Assistant Director of Member Services for the Cranford YMCA. Olivia earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science, complemented

Bobby Gasper

Senior Director of Facilities Maintenance

Bobby joined the Westfield Area YMCA as the Senior Facilities Maintenance Director in 2023. He is an NJ Licensed Electrician, NJ Certified Fire Official, NJ Toxic Refrigeration Operator, and holds NJ HVAC and HP Boiler Operator Licenses.  He also has knowledge of Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, Boilers and Construction Projects. Bobby Graduated from DeVry University with

Jenny Stanley

Director of Health and Wellness

Jenny began working in the fitness industry in 1991 as a group exercise instructor.   In July 2007, she joined the Y’s team of instructors and has taught a wide variety of classes and formats over the years. In January 2015 she became an ACE certified personal trainer and chose to train at the Y because

Lacey Archer

Human Resources Administrator

Lacey joined the Westfield Area YMCA in December of 2022 in the Member Services Department on a part-time basis. Not long after, a full-time position in Human Resources became available and, having several years of HR and payroll experience in hospitality and the non-profit sector, Lacey eagerly applied and was hired for the role. Lacey

Kristy Cerini

Director of Marketing

Kristy joined the Westfield Area Y in her current position in November 2022. She holds a BA in Communications and Media Arts from Montclair State University. During college, Kristy garnered experience as the marketing supervisor for the Department of Campus Recreation and held the position of Vice President in her sorority. Beforehand, Kristy dedicated 9