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CAMDEN COUNTIES

Our Leadership

Meet our Cause-Driven Leaders

Our Leadership Team shares their time, energy and focus on strengthening community through helping kids reach their potential, encouraging healthy living for all ages and giving back to our neighbors.

 


  • Robert Lomauro

    Robert Lomauro
    Interim President & CEO

  • Dana Dreby

    Dana Dreby
    Vice President, Operations

  • John Garofalo, SPHR

    John Garofalo, SPHR
    Vice President, Human Resources

  • Laura Lane

    Laura Lane
    Vice President, Marketing & Communications

  • Jen Segelken

    Jen Segelken
    Vice President, Strategic Advancement
Robert Lomauro

Interim President & CEO

About Bob:
MLB enthusiast
Avid hiker
Spent time in Beijing, China teaching English as a second language and providing staff development workshops.

Y Career Highlights:

  • Long-time Y employee and executive, with a career spanning four decades
  • Former President and CEO of Somerset Hills YMCA for 18 years
  • Served as Interim CEOs for various Ys
  • Mentors new Y CEOs throughout the nation
  • YMCA of the USA trainer

Favorite Y moment:
Seeing the joy on children’s faces when they learn and grow through simple play.

Quote to live by:
Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting, “Holy cow, what a ride!


Y Role & Responsibilities:
Interim President & CEO

  • Responsible for the overall leadership, strategy and operational health of the organization
  • Responsible for positioning the Y to actualize its cause of strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Rider University
  • Associate of Science in Business Management from Mitchell College

Recognition/Awards:

  • Named Somerset County’s “Outstanding Business Person” in Non-Profit Division
  • Recipient of Somerset County’s “Spirit of Somerset” Award for Civic Improvement
  • Recipient of Somerset/Hunterdon Business Education Partnership Award
  • Recipient of the Boy Scouts of America’s “Lifetime Achievement Award”
  • Inductee in the Mitchell College Athletic Hall of Fame
  • Two-time recipient of the YMCA of the USA’s Excellence in Facilities Award

Dana Dreby

Vice President, Operations

About Dana:
Mom of two sons, former soccer player, beginner golfer
Workout enthusiast
Country music fan

Favorite Y moment:
One of my greatest memories in my career with our YMCA is Pre-Kindergarten graduation in 2012. I watched as these amazing little human beings spoke, sang, danced and demonstrated how ready they were to go to “big school” that coming fall. When I started as a Child Care Director of the Mt. Laurel Y Child Care Center in 2006, these same children were infants, just 6-8 weeks into their life. At that graduation I realized how important and magical the Y is for children and families. We helped nurture these babies into children, we supported parents who were working or going to school to better themselves and we strengthened families by providing a safe, loving and caring environment where children can thrive. I was overwhelmed with pride and a sense of meaning and belonging at this moment, and realized just how impactful the YMCA is in our community.

Off the clock:
Spend time with family
Go on nature walks
Baking

What others say about you:
Composed, Athletic, Sincere

Quote to live by:
Learn from Yesterday
Live for Today
Hope for Tomorrow


Y Role & Responsibilities:
Vice President, Operations

  • Provides operational leadership and oversight of Membership, Aquatics, Fitness and Wellness, and Child Care, along with camp programs in 30+ locations throughout two counties
  • Responsible for management of direct and indirect staff with budgetary accountability and fundraising accountability
  • Responsible for acting as staff liaison to volunteer Branch advisory Boards and Risk Committee, association Risk Management and overseeing Facility maintenance

 Education:

  • Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Arcadia University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood/ Elementary Education from Arcadia University

Recognition/Awards: 

  • 2013 Super Woman of the Year, South Jersey Magazine
  • SNJ Business People “40 Under 40”

John Garofalo, SPHR

Vice President, Human Resources

About John:
Grew up in Secaucus, NJ
Enjoyed “Snake hunting” as a kid in the Meadowlands
Married 31 years; proud father of two grown children

Favorite Y moment:
My neighbor recently lost his wife to a long battle with Pancreatic Cancer.  As a cancer survivor, I could truly appreciate his pain.  I ran into my neighbor at the Y and he explained that while he has been swimming at the Y for a long time – it has now taken on a new meaning for him.  He tried other swim clubs but the Y’s friendly atmosphere made him feel so welcome.

I felt a deep sense of satisfaction that, although we could never replace his wife, we gave this kind and gentle man a place to go to feel like part of a family.  We had an impact on one man’s suffering from a devastating loss.  This is why I work at the Y.

Off the clock:
Gardening, especially growing fig trees
Exercising six days a week

What others say about you:
Humorous, Dedicated, Committed

Quote to live by:
“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” –Norman Vincent Peale


Y Role & Responsibilities:
Vice President, Human Resources

  • Responsible for designing an HR Strategic Plan consisting of Employee Relations, Recruiting, Leadership Development, Succession Planning and Performance Management to produce high performing operation.
  • Responsible for leading HR day-to-day operations and consulting with CEO and Executive Directors on HR strategies and initiatives

Education:

  • Master of Science, Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology from Seton Hall University

 

Laura Lane

Vice President, Marketing & Communications

About Laura:
Parent of two adorable furbabies
Native New Yorker
Held marketing position with a Fortune 500 company before joining the Y

Favorite Y moment:
Anytime I hear a member, volunteer, donor or friend of the Y say, “I didn’t know the YMCA did that!”  Sharing the message about all the awesome programs we have to change lives and communities is thrilling for me.

Off the clock:
Bike riding through Center City, Philadelphia
Brunch with friends

What others say about you:
Visionary, Collaborative, Impactful

Quote to live by:  
Where there is a will, there is a way!


Y Role & Responsibilities:
Vice President, Marketing and Communications

  • Responsible for Brand Management including brand revitalization and integration
  • Develops Marketing and Public Relations strategies that are cost effective and measurable to increase membership, program participation and overall community engagement among members.
  • Responsible for the Y’s website, intranet, app, social media, print and digital marketing strategies.
  • Serve as staff liaison to a volunteer Image Committee for the association.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Double Minor in Marketing & Management from Middle Tennessee State University

Recognition/Awards: 

  • 2016 Super Woman of the Year, South Jersey Magazine

Jen Segelken

Vice President, Strategic Advancement

About Jen:
I started at the Y as a camp counselor and lifeguard when I was 16 years old and have been at the Y ever since!

Favorite Y moment:
In college, while working at the YMCA of Greater Richmond as a swim team coach, I had the opportunity to work with a 5-year-old, Ben, who has autism. Watching his swim technique improve and friendships with his teammates develop was amazing. Ben’s influence helped me to realize that I wanted to work for the Y, where we can create communities that are inclusive and nurture everyone’s potential. Ben continues to remind me of my personal mission and inspire my work every day.

Off the clock:
Spend time with friends & family
Baking
Traveling

What others say about you:
Caring, Loyal, Sincere

Quote to live by:
“The only things we keep permanently are those we give away.”   – Waite Phillips


Y Role & Responsibilities:
Vice President, Strategic Advancement

  • Responsible for overseeing the Y’s Annual Campaign, Youth Intervention, Civic Engagement, Women’s Opportunity Center and Community Youth Programs.
  • Works with the team responsible for fundraising implementation of programs funded by grants or contributed support that are not necessarily related to traditional YMCA programming such as the REACH (Realizing Education And Career Hopes) and Soccer for Success®.

Education:

  • Master of Public Administration, Specialization: Non Profit Leadership from Walden University
  • BA in Sociology, Minor in Spanish from University of Richmond

Recognition/Awards:

  • 2012 Emerging Leader, United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern NJ- “24 high achieving nonprofit professionals under 40”
  • Honoree, Burlington County Times “40 Under 40” in 2014

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