Northern Middlesex YMCA Annual Meeting

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 

Better US Awards

Employee Recognition:

Amy Cardoza & Evan Salisbury  

Community Champions:

Dr. Charles Britton - Superintendent of Schools, Portland

St. Vincent de Paul - Non Profit Organization

Stage 1 Cycling - Community Partner

Annual Meeting St. Vincent DePaul Award Presentation

COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD HONOREE St. Vincent de Paul Middletown is an incredible organization whose mission is to meet needs and offer hope. Their work serving the homeless, providing supportive housing, and feeding the community through the Soup Kitchen and Amazing Grace Food Pantry is transformational in our community. They are a treasured partner who has been instrumental in helping the Y address the need to provide healthy food to many of our residents. Candace Crane, VP of Youth Development and Community Relations, shared, "St. Vincent de Paul is an organization of committed professionals and volunteers who serve the community. We were able to strengthen our partnership with them to better serve the men in our residence. They assisted us in creating a small food pantry and continued to provide food to keep it well stocked. Their team is wonderful to work with, always eager to help in any way we need. Their devotion to the community is outstanding." Watch VIDEO from Annual Meeting

AM Award Winner Evan

YMCA IMPACT AWARD HONOREE: Evan Salisbury. Evan served as the Ingersoll Outdoor Center Director for many years before leaving the Y for a full-time position. He was an outstanding employee who cared deeply for the Camp during his tenure. Since leaving the Y, Evan has given countless hours of volunteer time to support Ben and the remaining facility staff. He comes back to work on projects and provides leadership and mentoring to the young outdoor center maintenance crew when he can. Evan is a dedicated friend of the Y, and his impact has been significant. Watch VIDEO from Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting Award Winner Amy Cardoza

YMCA IMPACT AWARD HONOREE: Amy Cardoza, Camp and Childcare Financial Manager. Amy has worked for the YMCA for 21 years and has always been willing to take on new responsibilities and challenges. Candace Crane, VP of Youth Development and Community Relations, shared the following statement: "Amy has been a true asset to the Middlesex YMCA for many years but went above and beyond in 2021. She is a problem solver and proactive when she sees an issue. She is quick to volunteer to help her colleagues and the mission of the Y. 2021 brought the Y many ups and downs with the pandemic, but Amy took the challenges and changes with grace and a positive attitude. We are lucky to have her on our team.” Amy consistently models the Y's core values in her daily work. She is quick to step up when coworkers need assistance, offering her time and talents. In 2021, Amy went well outside her job responsibilities and became the cook for a food program in the Men's Residence. She agreed to help, but she also took great care and commitment to preparing high-quality meals.

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Annual Meeting Guest Speakers 2022

President / CEO, Michele Rulnick with Annual Meeting Impact Moment Speakers: Margaret Coe, Kitch Czernicki, Kathleen Rodriguez and Cindy Sullivan. With great joy and enthusiasm, they each shared a bit about their experience of how being a part of the Y community helped them remain active, healthy and connected with others. 2021 was a wonderful year when the Y gradually began to resume in person health and wellness opportunities. Watch VIDEO from Annual Meeting

COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD HONOREE Stage 1 Cycling Team AirLine Cycles This non-profit organization is dedicated to engaging youth in the sport of cycling while focused on having fun and feeling welcomed. The Y has built a strong partnership with Stage 1 through a shared vision and commitment to positive youth sports over the past few years. The Y and Stage 1 work together to provide a mountain biking program at Ingersoll, and Ingersoll is hosting the Belltown Throwdown mountain bike race. Stage 1 has also helped the Y design and expand its mountain bike paths, making the outdoor center mountain bike-friendly

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We are incredibly grateful for the Volunteer Service of the YMCA Board of Directors who lend guidance, determine policy, and raise funds to help support long and short term goals. #ForABetterUs

Karen Warren, Chairwomen; Andrew Tanaka, Vice Chairman; Kelly Smith, Secretary; Rohan Manning, Treasurer; Johanna Bond; Jeremy Bourret; Carol Buchanan; Philip Cacciola; Ben Daigle; Derrick Gibbs, Jr.

Tamara Jackson; Tamara Laurie; Joseph Palladino

Robert Parry; Keith Wiemert

Our YMCA Business Partners help to ensure that every child, family and adult in our community has access to early learning opportunities, support for families living with cancer, after school and summer enrichment programs, summer day camp,

housing, healthy living and youth development.

BUSINESS PARTNERS (pictured below) Patrick Walsh with Insurance Provider Group; Robert Parry with Liberty Bank and Jeremy Bourret with Suburban Inc. Our full list of Business Partners includes:

Anthony Assante with Atlantic Wealth Advisors

Comcast Liberty Bank Suburban Inc Change Incorporated Insurance Provider Group NFP Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C. and Tivity Health

AM Cycling Award
YMCA Board of Directors
YMCA Business Partners