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Each month, we are proud to recognize a Kokomo Family YMCA employee who have exemplified outstanding service through their work, have demonstrated a positive and supportive attitude, and have served the Y’s mission in an exceptional manner. Read more about each of our outsanding employees of the month.

April 2024: Johnny Ryan

We are pleased to announce our April Employee of the Month: Johnny Ryan! Johnny has dedicated over 40 years to the YMCA, starting as a young teenager volunteering and introducing kids to youth sports. Currently, he works as a Youth and Adults Sports Instructor, assisting with adult soccer, adult volleyball, youth basketball, t-ball, and other youth sports programs. Continuing to do what he loves, Johnny coaches and organizes adult sports leagues. In his time at the Y, Johnny has helped launch sports programs for three-year-olds, as well as basketball and t-ball programs.  His dedication goes beyond any program or league he’s been a part of – he’s there for the kid on the sideline, waiting to play or looking for words of encouragement . Johnny has a strong personal and generational connection to the Y. He was a participant in the Y as a child, he brought his three boys to the Y, and now has even brought his grandson into our sports programs. He understands and values the importance of the Y. Congratulations, Johnny, on this well-deserved recognition!

March 2024: Morgan Fearnow

We are pleased to announce that our March Employee of the Month is Morgan Fearnow! Morgan has been an integral part of our Early Learning Center (ELC) team for almost 9 years and was recently promoted to lead teacher in the junior preschool classroom. She is a dedicated and caring teacher who always goes above and beyond for her students. Morgan is a self-motivated, open-minded, and team-oriented person who genuinely loves working with children. Her students adore her and it’s evident that she cherishes them as well. Morgan is always the first to volunteer to help with any task that needs to be done at the ELC. We are grateful for her dedication as a YMCA staff member. Congratulations, Morgan, on this well-deserved recognition!

Jan. 2024: Whitney Farris

We are thrilled to announce that Whitney Farris has been named the Employee of the Month for January! Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition, Whitney!

December 2023: Michelle Davis

We are thrilled to announce the winner of our December Employee of the Month award- Michelle Davis! Michelle was nominated for her exceptional work and dedication in her role at the YMCA. She is an invaluable team member in the Aquatics department, where she teaches Aqua Yoga and ensures the safety of members as a lifeguard during the day. We are lucky to have her on our team and appreciate all her hard work and contributions.

Nov. 2023: Brittany Wagoner

We are thrilled to announce another Employee of the Month winner: Brittany Wagoner! Brittany was nominated in November for going above and beyond in her multiple roles here at the Y. She is an invaluable employee that excels as a personal trainer, class instructor, and membership desk assistant. She often works extra shifts and stays late to help out during busy periods. We are fortunate to have her on our team, and we extend our heartfelt congratulations to Brittany on this well-deserved recognition

Oct. 2023: Cheyenne Eltringham

We are thrilled to announce that Cheyenne Eltringham has been named the Employee of the Month for October! Cheyenne is our Play & Learn Coordinator, and she plays a crucial role in leading her team, planning activities, and keeping parents informed. Although she has only been with the Kokomo Family YMCA for nine months, her dedication to providing excellent childcare to the families has been invaluable. Thanks to Cheyenne, parents can work out at the Y knowing their child is in safe and caring hands. We are grateful to Cheyenne for making families feel welcome at the Y. Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition, Cheyenne!

September 2023: Kenny Martin

We are excited to announce that Kenny Martin is the Employee of the Month for September! Kenny has been working as a housekeeper at Kokomo Family YMCA for five years, during which he has done an exceptional job of keeping the lobby clean and welcoming members. He consistently goes above and beyond to maintain the cleanliness and appearance of the YMCA, both inside and out. We are truly grateful to Kenny for making the YMCA a welcoming place for everyone. Congratulations, Kenny, on this well-deserved recognition!

AUGUST 2023: Ava Rhees

Congratulations to Ava Rhees- our August Employee of the Month! In addition to EOTM, Ava was voted August lifeguard by her fellow lifeguards. She is a great team member, hard worker, and always has a smile on her face. Ava is currently a sophomore at Northwestern High School. Thank you, Ava, for helping keep our members safe in the pool!

JUNE 2023: Loralei Evans

Congratulations to Loralei Evans, our June employee of the month! In her first summer as part of our camp staff, Loralei has been a very dedicated, caring and hardworking team member. She stepped up and helped fill a vacancy in our STEM Camp program this summer, as well. Loralei did a really great job making our STEM camp a fun-filled learning experience for all! Her maturity and detail-oriented approach has helped our campers have the best summer ever. Thank you, Loralei!

MaY 2023: Kathy Stull

Help us congratulate Kathy Stull- our May Employee of the month! She is a dedicated member of the housekeeping team, making sure our members and guests can continue to enjoy top-notch Y facilities. two years ago, Kathy joined the YMCA team and is always willing to lend a helping hand outside of her normal duties. Outside the YMCA, Kathy and her husband Steve have a son named Kade. They also enjoy spending time with their dog. Thank you Kathy for all you do in keeping the Kokomo Family YMCA a welcoming place for everyone!

April 2023: Bri Rawlins

Help us congratulate Bri Rawlins – our April Employee of the Month! In 2016, Bri began working for the Y in our Play and Learn Center as a caregiver. She really cares about each of the kids and their families. Bri is very passionate about the work she does at the Y, which shows through in how she provides a great experience for the kids. We are so happy to have Bri as part of our Y family!


Dave White is our March 2023 Employee of the Month! He’s been coming to the Kokomo Family YMCA since 2016. In 2017, he started as a substitute instructor for our cycle class. Today, he’s not only a full on cycle instructor, but he’s also earned his certification as a Les Mills BodyPump instructor. Thank you, Dave, for being a part of our Y family and always going above and beyond.

February 2023: Brittiani Gillem

Congratulations to Brittiani “Coach Brit” Gillem! She is our February Employee of the month! Coach Brit has worked for the Kokomo YMCA for over 10 years, making an impact through our youth sports programs.  Staring out as an assistant program instructor, Coach Brit now leads multiple sports programs: sports medley, little dribblers, and centipede soccer. She has volunteered her time as a basketball coach and working at our $5,000 dinner, as well as other special events.

January 2023: Ann Jaworski

Anna, who has been with the Y for almost 5 years, coaches our Rock Steady Boxing program which helps people with Parkinson’s Disease fight back! She also leads our Cardio and Strength class. After her husband passed away from pancreatic cancer, Anna wanted to help others who were going through challenging health issues. Through her roles at the Y, Anna was able to find a greater sense of purpose and help her classes stay active, enhance connections and improve overall well-being.

December 2022: Katie Farris

Congratulations to Katie Farris for being named December Team Member of the month! Katie does an excellent job teaching in the toddler classroom of our Early Learning Center. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to the Y! We are better because of you! 

November 2022: Megan Williams

Congratulations to Megan Williams for being named November Team Member of the month! She does and outstanding job with our member services. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to the Y! We are better because of you! 



Imagine going to work knowing that what you do positively influences people in our community. Join our team and make an impact! We’re hiring passionate people who want to make a difference. All Y employees receive a FREE membership and program discounts. 

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  • Do something you love
  • Meet awesome people
  • Make a difference in your community

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