YMCA Branch Name

For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
For Social Development


The La Porte County Family YMCA is a leading nonprofit for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We are a powerful association of men, woman and children of all ages and from all walks of life joined together by a shared passion: to strengthen the foundations of our community. 

With a commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. Our Y ensures that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. To do our important work, our Y relies on support from members, donors, volunteers and community leaders. 

Our Y believes that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our community. Every day our impact is felt when a mentor inspires a child, when an individual makes a healthy choice and when the community comes together for the common good. 

Our Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. There is no other nonprofit quite like the Y. Be a part of a cause committed to moving people and communities forward. 

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2016 Board of Directors

Susan Aaron - President
Nick Otis - Vice President
Mike Riehle - Treasurer
Kelly Hague - Secretary

Marty Corley
Jane Daley
Brian Dunham
Tom Fara
Nolah Nasser-Gertner
Shirley Hermsen*
Kevin Higdon
Tim Larson
Valarie Martinsen
Betty Plantz*
Kim Ramsey 
Cheryl Reinhart

Y Leadership

Cindy Berchem - CEO/Executive Director
Marla Bruns - Membership Director
Rich Carlson - Director of Administrative Services
Elizabeth Downs - Healthy Living Director
Ben Fout - Member Engagment Director
Stefanie Gurband - Childcare and Learning Center Director
Kyle Jeffers - Aquatics Director
Bobbi Petru - Member Connections Director
Michelle Shirk - Development Director
Kevin Upp - Sports Director
Lilliana Ake - Childcare and Learning Center Coordinator
Pat Buell - Aquatics Coordinator
Jeff Duszynski - Aquatics Coordinator
Tess Heichel - Administrative Assistant
Chelsea Gulliford - Healthy Living Coordinator
Rebecca Volckmann - Membership Engagement Coordinator




La Porte Branch
901 Michigan Ave.
La Porte, IN 46350
Phone: (219)325-9622
Fax: (219)325-3600
Michigan City Elston Branch
1202 Spring St. Door K
Michigan City, IN 46360
Phone: (219)221-4055
Long Beach Branch
2501 Oriole Trail
Long Beach, IN 46360
Phone: (219) 879-1395
Fax: (219)879-1358
Childcare & Learning Center
2510 Monroe Street
La Porte , IN 46350
Phone: (219) 326-764
Fax: (219)324-7004
Andrew Ave. Outdoor Center
1400 Andrew Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350
Phone: (219)325-9622 (Main)