The YMCA of Southern Arizona named John Winchester as executive director of the northwest branch, located 7770 N. Shannon Road, where he will oversee branch operations, volunteer and staff development, financial development and collaboration with community stakeholders.
Winchester comes to the YMCA from the University of Arizona, where he managed outreach and marketing for The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies. He is a native of Tucson where he lives with his wife, Fernanda, and four children. He has invested significant time volunteering in various nonprofits and was recognized by the Arizona Daily Star and the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as one of Tucson’s 40 Under 40. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a Master of Public Administration.
“We are very happy to have John representing the Y in the northwest,” said YMCA of Southern Arizona CEO Kurtis Dawson. “His energy and passion for community will enable the Y to further raise our level of service.”