New YMCA director ‘excited’ about future

The new executive director of the Geneva Family YMCA is very familiar to the folks who use the facility.

Mary Bakogiannis, who had served as interim director after Charlie Evangelista left last July to work for the Ontario County Board of Elections, has been named executive director by the YMCA board.

Bakogiannis has worked at the Geneva Y for about 10 years. She was program director before becoming interim director.

“We were sad to see Charlie go, but I think the Y saw significant improvement during his time, and he continued to develop a good internal team at the Y, which included Mary,” said Rob Sollenne, YMCA board president. “We did a national search for the best candidate, and we felt at the end that the best candidate was within our own building.”

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