YMCA members Len Barry, Holly Hannon and Mark Thorpe were recently added to the Jamestown Area YMCA's Metro Board of Directors.
Barry is the program coordinator at the Arts Council for Chautauqua County. He has a bachelor's degree from Central Methodist University and a master of fine arts degree from Florida Atlantic University. He is involved with the Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Boys Scouts of America Pack 115, WBFO, Jamestown Area Mentoring and is a Chautauqua Region 40 under 40 Leader. He lives in Jamestown with his wife Alison and two children, Kathleen and Peter.
Mrs. Hannon is a reading teacher at Falconer schools. She has a master's degree in Educational Leadership, a K-12 principal certification and bachelor's degree in elementary education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, a master's degree in reading from the State University at Fredonia, and a Reading Recovery Teacher Leader certification from Ohio State University. She is a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Chautauqua County Reading Council, International Reading Association, New York State Reading Association, and has been honored with the YMCA Family of the Year Award and YMCA Volunteer of the Year Award recently. She lives in Falconer with her husband Chris and two children, Curtis and J.C.
Holly Hannon, Len Barry, and Mark Thorpe were recently added to the Jamestown Area YMCA Board of Directors.
Mark Thorpe works at Slone-Melhuish Insurance as an account executive and graduated from Jamestown High School. He is a member of the Lakewood Rod and Gun and has participated in the YMCA Jets Swim Team Parents' Group for several years. He lives in Lakewood with his wife Bonnie and has two daughters, Natalie and Jennifer.
"I am excited to add these three energetic individuals to our board here at the Y," said Mark Eckendorf, Jamestown Area YMCA chief executive officer. "The community is very important to the Y and to its mission so having extra guidance in the areas of membership development, marketing, finance, and fundraising is critical to the success of this organization."
The Jamestown Area YMCA, a United Way agency, is a not-for-profit charity that focuses on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.