From YMCA executives to volunteer leadership, everyone here is passionate about making Washington County a better, healthier place.

We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why at the Y, strengthening community through our leadership roles 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.

Join the YMCA today so you can learn, grow and thrive. 

Chief Executive Officer - Kristy Purlee

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Kristy began her Y career in 2012 as a Membership Director. She 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. Purlee said “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. I believe in the Christian values that are woven into the Y's mission, which influence the services and programs we offer to the community. 

According to her coworkers, Kristy is a caring, warm hearted mom and wife, who loves good coffee and glitter. Kristy strives to go above and beyond in all that she does for her community, family and the Lord. She loves spending her free time in the company of those who make her laugh and feel loved. Kristy loves her job and the position God has put her in at the Y to help others.  


Associate Executive Director - Chelsey Miller

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Chelsey MillerChelsey graduated from Ball State University with a B.S. in Child Development in 2014. She has worked with children ranging in age from 6 weeks to middle school students in many different capacities. She joined the Y in 2017 and loves being able to get to know the children and families in the YMCA programs and serve them in a way that helps strengthen their families.

According to her coworkers, Chelsey is fiercely devoted to her family consisting of one loving husband, three children and two dogs. She has a passion for helping change the lives of children. Chelsey remains positive and passionate about the job she does.



Pre-School Director - Robin Deaton

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Robin DeatonRobin was born and raised in Salem and graduated from Salem High School. She has been teaching preschool for over 30 years. Robin has so much love for her family and being a part of her 4 grandchildren's lives.

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



Healthy Living Coordinator - Noah Greenlee

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Noah joined the YMCA in 2021 as the Healthy Living Coordinator. In Noah’s role, he will be the champion for health and wellness at our Y through the Wellness Center and Member Engagement, Group Exercise, Youth Sports, and Health and Wellness Programs. Noah joined the Y to help others set and complete their goals in the Wellness Center through workout and programs, and he is excited to connect with our youth & families and provide a positive impact on their lives.

Noah graduated from Indiana State University in May of 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management. While at ISU, Noah was heavily involved with athletics as a Track and Field Manager, student worker for games, and did an internship with Associate Athletic Director. In March of 2021, Noah graduated with his Master’s Degree in Sport Management from USI. Noah lives in Salem with his wife & two dogs. He is a big Cincinnati Reds Memorabilia Collector, as well as an overall sports fanatic.



Administrative Manager - Debbie Rutherford

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Debbie RutherfordDebbie joined the YMCA team in 2015. Prior to her role at the Y, she served as an accounts payable and receivable clerk for local factory for over 20 years. "I love meeting new people, and building friendships at the Y."

According to her coworkers, Debbie is strong and loving. God made her a mother once, but she mothers all in her reach. Debbie's heart is huge - her love knows no stranger, person or animal. Debbie supports her family fiercely. At the Y, Debbie is like glue, keeping all of the pieces together. 



Youth & Family Coordinator - Hailey Jackson

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Hailey joined the YMCA team in 2018 as a tumbling assistant. Soon after she shifted to our After School and Camps team as the Program Site Coordinator and in 2021 became the Youth & Family Coordinator. Hailey enjoys her job working with families and children because she loves making a positive impact on those around her. Having the ability to meet new people and build strong relationships is one of the reasons she loves being part of the YMCA team.

In Hailey's free time she enjoys binge watching Grey's Anatomy! Hailey loves interacting with all Y members and visitors throughout the day!



Member Engagement Coordinator - Kimberly Reynolds

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Kim is a mom of 3 and a grandma to 1 grandbaby & 1 on the way. She loves to hike, camp, and has recently discovered a new love of travel. Kim was excited to join the YMCA team as she appreciates the community minded stance the Y has. Being at the front desk, she loves the socialization that she gets with so many different people, as she’s been a Stay At Home Mom for many years.

Kim’s fun fact is that she enjoys reading medical journals for fun & loves random medical knowledge.



Prevention Coordinator - Desiree Prater

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Desiree Prater- Prevention CoordinatorWashington County Family YMCA welcomes Desiree Prater as the Prevention Coordinator for Washington County. Desiree previously served as JAG Specialist at West Washington High School and Brownstown Central High School and brings 5 years of program instruction experience to the YMCA. She began her new hire efforts as Prevention Coordinator on January 3rd.

Desiree’s background in youth educational programming is representative of her passions to promote progress within the community through educational engagement, positive relationships, and community collaboration. Desiree will be responsible for overseeing the DMHA grant functions, strategizing efforts for prevention, and implementing programming related to primary prevention within all of Washington County.



Evan Motsinger - Martial Arts Instructor
Josh Tullis - Martial Arts Instructor
Eddie Lincks - Martial Arts Instructor
Linda Darkis - Preschool Teacher Assistant
Karen Gay - Fitness Instructor
Lekisha Loveday - Fitness Instructor
Jessica Lloyd - Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer
Carol Hickey - Fitness Instructor
Tammy Motsinger - Fitness Instructor
Sandy Jackson - Fitness Instructor/Maintenance
Montana Wilson - Maintenance
Dallas Apple - Maintenance/Grounds
Lauren Ritchie - Preschool Teacher
Larrissa Williams - Preschool Teacher
Khloe Mull - After School & Preschool
Bart Page - Fitness Instructor
Chloe Davis - Child Watch
Michaela Callaway - Child Watch & After School
Sawyer Davis - Child Watch & After School
Chloe Feist - Front Desk
Erin Henry - Front Desk
Sarah Snelling - After School
Remington Tarr - After School
Ann King - Front Desk
Nate Henry - Wellness Attendant
Shannon Brown - Preschool Assistant