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

Our Staff


Randy Kinnas webRandy Kinnas,
CEO & Executive Director

Randy started with the YMCA in Greenwich, Conn. as the Friday and Saturday night fitness and building coordinator in 1994. Captivated by the YMCA spirit, Randy became the Resident Coordinator, a required in-house YMCA resident position, for two years at a YMCA in Lawrence, Mass. Randy has been with the YMCA for more than 18 years. He has been raised as a YMCA professional and would never become anything else. Randy is a basketball enthusiast and is very passionate about the sport. He enjoys all levels of the game from coaching to sitting back at home and watching a professional or college game.
Contact: 413-499-7650 x 12, rkinnas@pittsfieldfamilyymca.org
Earl Persip webEarl Persip III,
Senior Program Director
Earl joined the Pittsfield Family YMCA in 1995 as a Camp Sumner camp counselor. Earl has also held positions as the Camp Director, School-Age Director and Youth Sports Director, and he is now the Y’s Senior Program Director overseeing membership and many programs. Earl enjoys playing basketball, riding his motorcycle, and boating. An avid sports fan, he also enjoys watching baseball, football and basketball.
Contact: 413-499-7650 x13, epersip@pittsfieldfamilyymca.org
Michelle Green webMichelle Green,
Mission Advancement Director
Michelle joined the Pittsfield Family YMCA in 2010 as the Membership and Marketing Director and is now the Mission Advancement Director, responsible for marketing and grant writing. She began her career in journalism and later obtained an MBA from the University of Massachusetts. Michelle’s interests to give back to the community drew her into the nonprofit industry. In her free time, Michelle enjoys playing with her two sons – an energetic duo who loves the Y’s gymnastics and swim programs.
Contact: 413-499-7650 x37, mgreen@pittsfieldfamilyymca.org
Kathy Maloney webKathy Maloney Champoux,
Accounting Director
Kathy joined the Pittsfield Family YMCA in 2009, drawn to the position because of her interest to work for a non-profit organization and the proximity to home and her children’s school. Prior to the YMCA, Kathy worked in accounting management for 25 years and was a Controller for 10 years in a Boston real estate management firm. Aside from being a mom to her son and daughter, Kathy volunteers extensively – 7 years at the Boston’s Children Hospital and, in the Berkshires, as a coach for youth sports and in positions on school councils and PTOs, her church and at Crosby Elementary.
Contact: 413-499-7650 x14, kmaloney@pittsfieldfamilyymca.org
Laurie Vanuni webLaurie Vanuni,
Childcare Director
Laurie’s career with YMCAs began in 1987 when she joined the Northern Berkshire YMCA as a preschool teacher. She became the Childcare Director a few years later. In 2006, she joined the Pittsfield Family YMCA as its Childcare Director. Laurie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in business. She loves to read and spend time with her family.
Contact: 413-499-7650 x45, lvanuni@pittsfieldfamilyymca.org
Jessie Rumlow webJessie Rumlow,
Youth Development Director

Jessie’s first experience with YMCAs was in Wisconsin at the Port Edwards YMCA. While there, she was a lifeguard and swim instructor. She is now the Pittsfield Family YMCA’s Youth Development Director, responsible for school-age and camp programs. She has a Master’s Degree in Education and has taught third and fourth grades. Jessie has lived in seven different states: Louisiana, Texas, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Wisconsin, Kentucky, and Georgia. Her two children participate in the Y’s childcare programs.
Contact: 413-499-7650 x11, jrumlow@pittsfieldfamilyymca.org
Justine Gingras webJustine Gingras,
Community Development Director

Justine Gingras joined the Pittsfield Family YMCA in 2008, supervising visits while completing school. Justine is experienced in Human Services and Early Childhood Education with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, a minor in Social Work, and an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Justine enjoys gardening, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends.
Contact: 413-499-7650 x32, jgingras@pittsfieldfamilyymca.org
Ed Cooper webEd Cooper,
Facilities Director

Ed has been with the Pittsfield Family YMCA for more than a decade. With a professional background in Maintenance, he first became involved with the YMCA in North Adams and was there for 12 years before joining the Pittsfield Family YMCA. Ed enjoys motorcycle riding, hunting, fishing, and hiking the Berkshires.
Contact: 413-499-7650 x20
Georgette Keator,
Aquatics Director
413-499-7650 x27, gkeator@pittsfieldfamilyymca.org

Lisa DeVergilio photowebLisa DeVergilio,
Youth and Adult Program Director
As a child, Lisa played soccer and learned to swim at the Pittsfield Family YMCA. In high school, she became a camp counselor for the Y, as well. Lisa graduated with a master’s of education in sport management from Springfield College. Lisa has more than a decade of YMCA experience, starting in 2001 at the A.E. Finley YMCA in Raleigh, North Carolina as the Family Programs Coordinator. She later joined the Twin Rivers YMCA in New Bern, North Carolina as its Youth Sports and Day Camp Director. In 2011, Lisa returned home to the Berkshires and held positions at the Pittsfield Family YMCA as the Herberg after-school program Site Coordinator, and most recently as the Youth Sports Coordinator and Williams School Site Coordinator. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family-camping, taking trips to the lake, being outside and watching sports.
Contact: 413-499-7650 x33, ldevergilio@pittsfieldfamilyymca.org

 Photos and biographies by Nathan Haddad