Pittsfield Family YMCA
292 North Street | Pittsfield, MA 01201
P. 413-499-7650 | F. 413-443-6791

Board of Directors

Lenny Light 3Chair: Lenny Light
Lenny attended Camp Sumner at the age of five, creating close friendships with fellow campers that have lasted throughout the years. Since graduating from a NU MBA program in 2008, Lenny has become involved with the family business as the VP of Sales and Marketing for Lenco – a local armored car manufacturing company in Pittsfield. Lenny is a huge baseball fan and dreams of becoming a General Manager for a Major League team.
Christa MelilloVice Chair: Christa Melillo
Christa first became involved with the Pittsfield Family YMCA as a childhood member of the Polar Bears Swim Team. Christa obtained her MA from Boston University in clinical psychology and shares her valuable experience in human services – specifically public health, mental health, and health care – with the community as the manager of the Patient Relations Department at BMC. Christa is a Tough Mudder who enjoys swimming, running, and a good laugh.
Peter Moore 2Treasurer: Peter Moore
Peter began his membership at the Pittsfield Family YMCA in 1990. Outside of the Y, Peter has an administrative role at Berkshire Medical Center. A fan of the cold Berkshire winters, Peter enjoys alpine skiing.
Robert ZuberClerk: Robert Zuber
Robert Zuber joined the YMCA in 1964 as a youth camper. He joined the Pittsfield Family YMCA Board of Directors in 1995 and is the longest tenured Board member. His professional field is insurance sales, a financial service professional for both V.P. Bardwell Bowlby and Karam Insurance agency. Bob has a passion for skiing, horse racing and, of course, all things YMCA.

Mark Amero

Mark is the Ombudsman Program Director at the Elder Services of Berkshire County, Inc. He is an advocate for residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities, as well as works with those on the local, state and national levels to improve residents’ care and quality of life. Mark has a keen interest in fitness and has worked as a personal trainer coaching others in health and fitness.

Mayur DesaiMayur Desai
Mayur was born and raised in Pittsfield. He first came to the Pittsfield Family YMCA when he was 7 years old as a swimmer for the Polar Bears Swim Team and later swam in high school and college. Mayer spent most of his teen years exercising at the Y and learning the correct  procedures to do so in the gym. He explains that the foundation he received from the YMCA helped him achieve a Natural Pro Bodybuilding Card in 2011. He is the General Manager for the Best Western PLUS Berkshire Hills Inn & Suites in Pittsfield, one of two businesses – with the Comfort Inn – that he runs with his family. His long term goals are to advance and grow in the hospitality industry and help give back to the area.
Denis Guyer
Denis has been connected with the Pittsfield Family YMCA throughout his life. As a member, he was a former YMCA Lake Run participant in the 1980s. Denis is also now a parent with a ten-year-old son who has played in the Y’s youth sports leagues and with twin sons who are cared for everyday in the Y’s Childcare. Denis is a former member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and now works as the Operations Manager for Special Projects for Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, Ltd. in Great Barrington.
Kathryn Jensen smallKathryn Jensen
Kathryn is attracted to the Pittsfield Family YMCA for its multiple programs that serve all layers of Berkshire citizenry. She is from Minnesota and moved here in 2001 after living in the Boston area. Kathryn is a clinical psychologist with an active practice in Pittsfield. She works with a wide variety of people and problems, with a specialty in treating the after-effects of trauma. She is also a serious watercolor painter, the Berkshires providing wonderful inspiration. Her other community activities include singing alto in her church choir and chairing her local cultural council. (Photo by Karen Shiltz of KS Photography)
Ryan Killeen
Ryan came to the Pittsfield Family YMCA in 2003 as a member and volunteer. He has coached our youth sports leagues ensuring that all youth players feel welcome, are having fun and learning valuable skills. Professionally, Ryan is a CPA at the firm of Fenton, Pinsonnault & Quinn, PC in Pittsfield. When he is not working or with his family, Ryan enjoys playing golf, running and cycling.
Chris Lipa
Chris has played sports at the Pittsfield Family YMCA since a young child and continues to play basketball a couple times a week. His first job as a teenager was a counselor for Camp Sumner and has been been connected to the YMCA in some capacity ever since. In his professional life, Chris is a Realtor for Steepleview Realty and is a Producer for his production company, Eleven11 Images. He started an investment club in 2004 focusing on emerging companies that later turned into a Financial Consulting firm specializing in creating liquidity for public companies. Chris enjoys playing basketball, golf, taking hikes with his dog, and riding his motorcycle in his free time.
Mike Maddalena
Michael McKinney small 2Immediate Past Chair: Michael McKinney
Michael first joined the Pittsfield Family YMCA in the 1970s as a member of youth sports programs, learning basketball. In 1999, Michael returned to the YMCA to play basketball during mornings and at lunch hour. Michael was a volunteer coach for each of his son’s teams, joined the Board in 2005, and continues to contribute his skills as the Board Chairman. Michael is a techie who spent a decade as a rational database administrator at CSC. For the last five years, he has served as a Service Delivery Manager, ensuring programs are completed on time and on budget. Michael has 28 fish tanks in his basement ranging in size from 20 to 210 gallons and breeds Cichlids from the African Rift Lakes.
Lisa Fiorini PuskeyLisa Puskey
Lisa joined the Pittsfield Family YMCA Polar Bears Swim Team at age six – staying with the team for 12 years before going on to swim in college. Lisa is a project manager in the Information Technology department at Berkshire Medical Center, where she has been employed for eight years. Lisa has two wonderful boys who are also members of the YMCA. The three created a new sport – racquetball-baseball – at the YMCA in the racquetball courts.
Sean Robertson 2Sean Robertson
Sean played a number of youth sports at the Pittsfield Family YMCA beginning in 1988 and also worked at Ponterill as a young adult in 1998. Sean joined the Board of Directors in 2013. He is very passionate about being a Board Member and learning from this volunteer experience. Outside of the YMCA, Sean is a EBusiness Manager at The Pittsfield Cooperative Bank. He also enjoys working outside, gardening and landscaping.
Ashley SulockAshley Sulock
Ashley participated in the Pittsfield Family YMCA’s youth outdoor soccer program and has fond memories of spending summer days by the pool at Ponterril. Ashley has the position of Senior Communications Business Partner at SABIC, supporting efforts for its Innovative Plastics business and Americas region. A trivia buff, Ashley enjoys reading, creative writing, and trying her hand at a host of do-it-yourself projects.

Jayson Tanzman smallJayson Tanzman
Jayson attended numerous summer camps and after school programs while his father, Irving J Tanzman, served as Chair of the Northern Berkshire YMCA.  Jayson has been active on serving on local boards such as the Pittsfield Rotary Club, Pine Cobble School & Helen Berube Teen Parent Program. He is a Vice President and Senior Financial Advisor for the Berkshire County Office of Merrill Lynch.  He resides in Pittsfield with his wife Jenifer and two daughters.

 Photos and biographies by Nathan Haddad and Board members