Executive Leadership

  • Paul Kieltyka

    President & CEO

    With over 25 years of experience in the Y movement, Paul is a New Jersey YMCA veteran. He began his career as a Sports Director at the Somerset Hills YMCA and progressed through the movement in leadership positions at the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges and Somerset Valley YMCA. He became President & CEO of the Summit Area YMCA in 2014 and is a life-long Union County resident who brings a unique perspective and understanding of the communities the Y serves. Paul grew up going to the Westfield Y where he experienced first-hand how the Y’s values and mission positively impacted youth and families and continues to be the driving force behind his work. Paul lives in Scotch Plains with his wife Maggie and their two daughters, Megan and Lauren.

  • Brian Bartone

    Associate Executive Director
  • Haley Behm

    Director of Marketing & Digital Operations

    Being a part of the YMCA doesn’t just provide you with access to a gym. It includes a sense of welcoming, belonging and pride. I enjoy being able to contribute positively in connecting our community with all of the things that make the Y and its mission so great.

  • Jennifer Brown

    Executive Director, The Learning Circle YMCA
  • Kaitlin Casey

    Vice President of Advancement

    The Y is more than the place I work; it’s my community and the place where I’m raising my family. My son learned to get comfortable in the water at the Summit YMCA, and now the whole family looks forward to the summer days where we can bond and relax at the Berkeley Heights Community Pool YMCA. I’m grateful to be in a role where my work supports families like ours and our neighbors.

  • Terri Clinton

    Chief Operating Officer

    I love working at the Y because every day brings a new group of people and new way to help others. I am motivated to come to work each day by the people I get to meet and serve each day. I love working for a community organization that is able to adapt and create programming based on needs, and love the fact that we have the potential to have such great impact.

  • Tiffany Escott

    Mission Advancement and Development Director

    The YMCA has been such a big part of my life. Over 14 years ago, my daughter started taking swimming lessons at the Summit Y through the Parent and Child Swim programs. From there, my children attended the child care & camp programs at both the Berkeley Heights YMCA and the Learning Circle YMCA. As a working parent, The Y has had such a positive impact on my family. I love coming to the Y to see all of the members, staff & children. The Y is my second home.

  • Eileen Morris Bennett

    Sr. Director of Human Resources
  • Kelly Rooney

    Chief Financial Officer