Shauna Lewis- CEO
Title/Job & Company: Chief Executive Officer, Smithfield YMCA
What I love most about the Smithfield YMCA: the Members and the family-friendly environment that makes everyone feel welcome!
I work at the Smithfield YMCA because: I cannot imagine a more fulfilling career than giving back to the community in which you live by providing membership and programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all!
I’ve been involved with the Smithfield YMCA for 20 years.
Favorite YMCA Memory: Awarding financial assistance scholarships to families and/or individuals and hearing their reaction and appreciation. Another favorite experience is our amazing Mermaid Class, thanks two of our awesome members!
Other work experience: Membership Director, Senior Program Director, Intramural Sports Director at Collegiate Level
Family: Husband Kenny, Daughter Abby, two dogs Duncan & Hallie and a cat Cuddles
Education: Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Rhode Island
Something that may surprise you about me/interesting fact about me: I wanted to be a Veterinarian when I grew up! I obviously did not follow through with my dream, but I am hoping my daughter follows her dream of becoming a Vet!
Jennifer Roy- Senior Aquatic Director
Title/Job & Company:Senior Aquatic Director
What I love most about the Smithfield YMCA: The feeling that everyone is family. There is a special bond between the members that you don’t find in other environments.
I work at the Smithfield YMCA because: It feels like home! You become a big part in the lives of the members and the appreciation they show make coming to work not feel like a job.
I’ve been involved with the Smithfield YMCA for 12.5 years.
Favorite YMCA Memory: Stepping outside of the limo at my wedding to see four of the members of my water aerobics class excited to see me. Also having many of the swim team families there to support me made me
Other work experience: experience I worked in a day care center as a toddler teacher for 4 years and a buser at an Italian restaurant for 8 years.
Family: I have been marriedto my Husband for 2 years and we just had twin girls!
Education: I have my bachelors degree in Psychology and sociology with a minor in Gerontology.
Abby Kempski- Childcare and Summer Day Camp Director
Title/Job & Company:Childcare and Summer Day Camp Director
What I love most about the Smithfield YMCA: The staff, members, and families we work with.
I work at the Smithfield YMCA because: I love knowing that what I do everyday gives back to the community. I love the bonds and relationships I have created so far.
I’ve been involved with the Smithfield YMCA for 2 years.
Favorite YMCA Memory:Celebrating different holidays with our school’s out program. brings a new meaning to family!
Other work experience: Teacher Assistant and nanny
Family: Golden Retriever, Champ
Education: Bachelors Degree from RIC in Early Childhood Education
Something that may surprise you about me/interesting fact about me: One fact about me is that I’m a singer and I also play piano and guitar!
Torie Follett- Program Director
Title/Job & Company: Program Director- Smithfield YMCA
What I love most about the Smithfield YMCA: the way friendships and bonds have formed through a community driven approach that is brought on by our wonderful members. I have witnessed first-hand the way our members come together to support one another inside and outside of the physical YMCA building.
I work at the Smithfield YMCA because: my love for life and desire to bring joy to people lives wouldn’t be as exuberant if it weren’t for the Smithfield YMCA. I have found a true happiness in both my personal life and professional career working at the YMCA. I couldn’t think of a better way to give back then to do so within my own community.
I’ve been involved with the Smithfield YMCA for 7 years
Favorite YMCA Memory:The creation of our Fluid Fitness Calendar. It started with an idea that firefighters shouldn’t be the only ones creating cute calendars. We hired a photographer, had a photoshoot with approximately 30 members in our bathing suits, had a calendar preview party while watching Calendar Girls and sold over 200 Calendars. Donating any funds made back to the YMCA.
Other work experience: Owner/Operator of a self-storage facility, Executive Assistant for Vintage and Classic Car business
Family:I have a son named Travis and a daughter named Alyssa.
Education: ACE Certified Personal trainer, AquaFit Instructor Associates degree in Software Engineering
Something that may surprise you about me/interesting fact about me: I used to play roller derby, after competing as a professional bodybuilder.
Diane Martin– Accounting