Max Martin is the new branch manager at the Eastside YMCA in Jamestown.
He moved to Jamestown from Tampa, Fla., in 2009 where he was the vice president of business development for the Hope Diabetes Center and responsible for the development of the tampabaylatino.com website in 1999 to bring Hispanic and American businesses together. He became a member and volunteer of the Jamestown Area YMCA shortly after his move to the area.
As part of his commitment to youth development, he would like to provide support and improve the quality of life of Hispanic families and communities in the surrounding area.
"I would like to bring together the non-Hispanic and Hispanic communities to support capacity building and self-empowerment strategies," Martin said. "This can be accomplished through culture, community awareness, health and wellness, and neighborhood initiatives."
Martin has been involved with a mentoring program for ESL students with the Jamestown Public Schools and Chautauqua Tapestry since November 2010.
"Max comes to us with a great deal of community involvement and supervisory skills," said Mark Eckendorf, YMCA chief executive officer. "We are proud to have him join our Y team at the Eastside branch."
Martin, who lives in Jamestown with his wife Jessie Joy, is also the president of the Diabetes Wellness Clinic of America which is headquartered in Gilbert, Ariz. They have three children, Rachel, Andrew and Evan Martin.
The Jamestown Area YMCA, a United Way agency, focuses on its mission on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.