YMCA Leadership & Staff

Here at the Washington County Family YMCA, customer service is a top priority!  We believe that our members put the “Family” in the Washington County Family YMCA, and want to make sure you feel supported and loved while here.  Please feel free to ask any of our friendly and caring staff members should you need any assistance while here at your home away from home!

The Washington County Family YMCA would like to thank the following Board Members, YMCA Staff, volunteers and general members for their contributions in time and resources.

Board Members:

  • Beth Armstrong - President/CVO
  • Jason Wade - Vice President
  • Amy Bishop
  • Donna Brewster
  • Brad Gilbert
  • John Hayes
  • Wes Jones
  • Ava Kinney
  • Hannah  Ledgerwood
  • Tony Medizabal
  • Angie Motsinger



Chief Executive Officer - Kristy Purlee 
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Kristy Purlee, CEO of the Washington County Family YMCA began her Y career in 2012. Kristy is a Salem High School graduate and received her B.S. from Indiana University in Bloomington. She has a deep passion for family and her community. “I love being able to serve my community everyday through the efforts of the YMCA and the various volunteer organizations I am blessed to be a part of.”

Before she discovered the Y, she worked as a merchant in corporate retail for 8 years where she learned the importance of building strong relationships with vendor partners and tailoring products to fit her customer’s wants and needs.

Kristy now uses her past skills and current passion for her hometown community to create a comfortable and welcoming environment at the Y. The membership team she supervises strives to get to know our members on a personal level and encourage all to reach their goals.



Youth First Director - Chelsey Miller 
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Pre-School Director - Robin Deaton 
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Robin grew up in Salem and graduated from Salem High School in 1971. She married her high school sweetheart, Richard on September 3, 1971. They have two daughters, Angela Armstrong and Brooke Ingram and a son in law Dustin Ingram. They have four grandchildren; Parker, Mason, Nick, and Luke. 

Robin has been teaching preschool for 32 years and is certified in teaching Growing Kids Gods Way and is an instructor for Safe Sitter.  She was the youth director for Awareness Washington County for 4 years and Coordinator for the Washington County Teen Pageant for 5 years. 

Robin enjoys racing, swimming, sports, and spending time with her family. She loves teaching and making a difference in the lives of her students. 

Fitness & Wellness Coordinator - Kim Beard
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Kim has been at the YMCA for almost 8 years. She loves the fitness world! She is a 48 year old mom to 4 wonderful children. Kim's oldest is 28 and youngest is 21. Kim loves having the opportunity to make a positive difference in peoples lives. She is always willing to help anyone who needs help with a jump start to a healthier, happier lifestyle. Kim is not only a fitness instructor, she also offers personal training, wellness consultations, Kim is ARC Lifeguard, CPR and AED Certified. 

Kim has an amazing staff of 6 group fitness certified instructors. She takes pride in organizing group outings, whether it is a staff gathering, or a fitness field trip.  Kim is surrounded daily by awesome co-workers, and has made priceless friendships with our members.


Sports Coordinator - Kelsey  Dawson
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Kelsey, a Salem native, graduated from Hanover College in 2007, with a degree in Communication, where she played golf and softball. She got a Master’s Degree in Business Administration through the University of Phoenix. Kelsey has been in staffing, marketing, and human resources since graduation. Kelsey met her husband Brock, 13 years ago, at Hanover College and they have a 2 year old daughter, Gianna. 

Member Engagement & Marketing Director - Taylor Martin
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Hi, I am the new member engagement and marketing director for the Washington County Family YMCA. I graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor's in Public Relations this past May.  After college I prayed a lot for guidance on what to do next.  I feel that I was led to the Y to do meaningful work and have a positive impact on the community that I grew up in.  I love being part of the Y and seeing how they use their mission to put Christian principles into practice in the work they do for children and adults.  I am excited to be part of an organization whose core values are meant to care for every individual and make a positive impact on the lives of many.

I am grateful for the opportunity to share the message of the Y with our community and so many more. We have many resources for people in need and it’s important for them to know that.  My first week at the Y I saw a homeless couple come in in need of showers and our front desk staff gave them information about resources in the community to help them.  I look forward to working collaboratively with other organizations in the community to create a better environment for all.” 



Strengthening Washington County is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

Kristy Purlee - CEO

Debbie Rutherford - Administrative Manager

Chelsey Miller - Youth First Director

Taylor Martin - Member Engagement & Marketing Director

Kim Beard - Wellness Coordinator

Kelsey Dawson - Sports Coordinator

Brant Parrish - IT

Brittney Hobbs - Front Desk

Andy Terrell - Front Desk

Evan Shelby - Front Desk

Jedidiah Hopkins - Front Desk

Griffin Temple - Front Desk

Chloe Davis - After School Program/Kid's Club

Aubrey Eddings - After School Program/Kid's Club

Katie Morris - Kid's Club

Jolee Dean - Kid's Club

Evan Motsinger - Martial Arts Instructor

Josh Tullis - Martial Arts Instructor

Stuart Loughrey - Tumbling Instructor

Hailey Marlman - Program Site Director/Tumbling Assistant

Robin Deaton - Preschool Director

Linda Darkis - Preschool Teacher Assistant

Heather Cummins - Preschool Teacher Assistant

Stephanie Taylor - Preschool Teacher BSE

Linda Chastain - Preschool Teacher WW

Karen Gay - Fitness Instructor

Lekisha Loveday - Fitness Instructor

Tammy Motsinger - Fitness Instructor

Jessica Lloyd - Fitness Instructor

Carol Hickey - Fitness Instructor

Sandy Jackson - Fitness Instructor/Cleaning

Montana Wilson - Maintenance

Dallas Apple - Maintenance