Anthony Walters, President & CEO

Anthony Walters, President & CEO for the YMCA of South Hampton Roads

Growing up in Wilmington, Delaware, the Y was a daily refuge for President and CEO Anthony Walters. "I played basketball there frequently with my friends, developed my confidence, sharpened my athletic skill set, and gained an understanding of the importance of a healthy lifestyle. And now I have the privilege of serving an organization with which I am deeply connected. I am blessed,” said Walters. 

Walters leads the Y with regard for the organization as one of the most important places for neighbors to connect and engage with one another, in an environment that has the ability to change lives. Walters and the YMCA of South Hampton Roads Strategic Planning Committee launched a new three-year Strategic Plan in February of 2021, charting a very intentional course for the Y through 2023 focused on community impact, organizational reach, and financial resiliency through the theme “Everyone Belongs”. This plan centers the Y’s energy on diversity, character formation, mental wellness, obesity, and improving the association’s equitable practices.

YMCA of South Hampton Roads Association Management

Adam Kahrl


Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

(P) 757-962-5509

Susan Ohmsen


Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

(P) 757-962-5502

Michele Catalano


Chief Development Officer

(P) 757-275-9433

Timothy M. Richardson, Esquire


Chief Legal Officer

(P) 757-624-9622

Janeine Spencer


Chief People & Culture Officer

(P) 757- 275-9447

Amelia Scott


Chief Experience Officer

(P) 757-275-9440

Molly Thompson


Chief Strategy Officer

(P) 757-275-9455

Christine Duncan


Sr. Vice President of Finance

(P) 757-962-5507

Todd Heinecke


Sr. Vice President of Operations

(P) 757-275-9445

Sarah Baker


Vice President of Brand & Digital Experience

(P) 757-275-9442

Jamie Childress


Vice President of Youth Development

(P) 757-962-5539

Julie Crowley


Vice President of Membership Success

(P) 757-275-9436

Teresa Escalante


Vice President of People & Culture

(P) 757-962-5503

Kristen Howard


Vice President of Communications & Impact Marketing

(P) 757-275-9437

Daniel O'Connor


Vice President of Healthy Living

(P) 757-275-9434

R.A. Parks


Vice President of Property & Assets

(P) 757-962-5518

Russ Lenherr


Vice President of Technology

(P) 757-962-5511

Joy Thomen


Vice President of Aquatics Experience

(P)  757-351-6013