Our Board of Directors

Meeting Waters YMCA's Board of Directors is a group of volunteers committed to supporting the YMCA mission in the lower CT River Valley. They are morally and legally responsible for the financial health of the organization and are the primary guides for determining how its resources can best strengthen the foundations of community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Board members serve for three-year terms. Current members of the Board of Directors are:

Damian Wilson, President, Walpole, NH

Damian is the Senior Software Engineer at Chroma Technology in Rockingham, VT. He grew up in Keene, NH, and fondly remembers swimming lessons and day camp at the local YMCA. Damian now lives in Walpole, NH with his wife Kelli and their daughter Lillia and son Zane. He has previously served as board Secretary of Meeting Waters YMCA.

Becky Gilbert, Keene, NH

Becky is a licensed clinical mental health counselor and provides therapy and consultative services at HCRS and one day a week at the Brattleboro Primary Care office.  Becky grew up in Brattleboro and worked for the YMCA in her teen years into my early 20s. "I have seen how helpful the programs can be to our community." Becky now lives in Keene with her husband and children.  

Lauren Taft, Bellows Falls, VT

Lauren works in Business Development with the Savings Bank of Walpole. A native of Rhode Island, Lauren made her way to Bellows Falls, Vermont in 2016 after living in Western Massachusetts with her husband, Tyson. She grew up taking part in many programs offered by the RI based Kent County YMCA including swim classes, after school programs, teen nights, etc. She remembers fondly how the variety of programs at the Y offered a fun place to connect with friends and community members. With a background in marketing, Lauren brings a range of perspectives to the MWYMCA.

Kayenta Snide, Springfield, VT

Kayenta currently works for Springfield Supported Housing Program, a non-profit agency that provides an array of resources and services to individuals and families; supporting folks to achieve safe, affordable, and sustainable housing in both Windsor and Windham Counties. Kayenta has lived in New England her whole life, spending the last 12 years in Springfield, VT where she currently lives with her two children, Jaxyn and Lumyn.