Bridgette Barbera-Byrne has been named the new director of branch operations for the Oscar Lasko YMCA and Childcare Center in West Chester. Barbera-Byrne is a YMCA veteran, having worked at several associations across the country since 2011. The bulk of her experience is in leadership of youth development programs.
Barbera-Byrne is excited to bring her experience to help make a difference in the community. As director of branch operations at the Oscar Lasko YMCA, she will put her experience into action at a location heavily focused on youth programs.
“I look forward to working with the dedicated team at the Oscar Lasko YMCA to continue to evolve and expand our offerings to meet the needs of our community,” she said.
The Oscar Lasko YMCA currently offers childcare and early learning programs, including an academic kindergarten, school-aged childcare programs and summer camps, a long-standing gymnastics program and competitive gymnastics team, and several new programs such as eSports.
In addition to its breadth of youth offerings, the YMCA also is home to a unique functional fitness program, East Chestnut Fitness. It is a perfect counterpart for busy parents or those looking to maximize their time. The program challenges participants to complete functional movements at a high intensity and for short periods of time. Individuals of all abilities can participate, and youth options are available.
Barbara-Bryne, who goes by the pronouns “she” or “her,” also has a passion for helping to educate people on the world of diversity and inclusion.
“The YMCA has a strong history of evolution and continued conversations around diversity and inclusion,” she said. “I look forward to bringing my skills and expertise to the Chester County community and helping to raise awareness and knowledge of how we can all be more inclusive in our daily lives.”