Collins & Katz Family YMCA was originally admitted into YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles’ Association in 1941 as the West Los Angeles YMCA and was later renamed Westside Family YMCA in 1962. Debuting a brand new 72,000 square foot facility on February 3, 2018, Collins & Katz Family YMCA features a Teen Fitness Center, Teen Leadership Room and Teen Activity Center reflecting its unique location on the campus of University High School in West LA. From state-of-the-art amenities to enriching Mommy & Me classes for infants, Y Camp for kids, swim lessons for all, community-driven programs such as a popular Parkinson’s Support Group, neighbors of all ages can count on Collins & Katz Family YMCA to discover purpose, community, connection and, most of all, fun.



Aaron Donahue
Executive Director
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Jeff Pion, Board Chair
Vice Chairman, CBRE, Inc.

Darya Allen-Attar
Vice President, Morgan Stanley

Colleen Ancrile
Teacher, Los Angeles Unified School District

Arteria Anders
Retired, Union Bank

Susan Bagdasarian
Education Consultant

Juan Baron
Managing Director, Northwestern Mutual

Adrienne Barr
Managing Director, Berkadia

Kenneth Berman
Attorney, Berman Legal LLC

James A. Collins
Retired Chairman, Collins Financial Investments

Donn Conner
Managing Director, Aristotle Capital Management

Sharolyn Davis
Vice President and Music Director, Rushare Productions

Lenny Esmond
CPA, Esmond & Associates, Inc.

Russell Evans
Principal, Avitas Wealth Management

Elizabeth Friedman
Community Volunteer

Sean Fulp
Executive Managing Director, NGKF Capital Markets

Steven Garber
Attorney, Garber & Associates

Michael Gintz
SVP and Administrative Manager, Entertainment Division, City National Bank

Richard Greenblatt
Retired, United States Military/Hughes Aircraft Co.

Cathleen Hession
President, Carol and James Collins Foundation

W. Edgar Jessup, Jr.
Partner/Attorney-at-law, Ervin, Cohen, & Jessup LLP

Rob Kadota
Assistant Director, Residential Life, UCLA

Dana Katz
Director of Community Engagement & Buddy Programs, UCLA Operation Mend

Todd Katz
Partner, Century Park Partners

Zeb Little
M.D., Ph.D., David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Ronald W. Lyster
Attorney-at-law, Lyster, Inc.

Lisa Martin
Estate Agent, Sotheby’s International Realty

Gideon Orion
Senior Director, Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors

Donald Park
Architect, Donald Park Architect A.I.A.e

Barry Posner
Senior Manager, Blue Shield California

William Randle
Retired, YMCA Executive

Michael Salter
Retail Apparel Executive

Michael Schwartz
Professional DJ

Mee Semcken
President, Lee Consulting Group, LLC.

Paul Slye
Founder/CEO, Pinnacle Capital Management Services, LLC

Philip Starr
Partner/Attorney-at-law, Ervin, Cohen & Jessup LLP

Tom Strouse, MD
Medical Director, Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA

Wayne Tashjian
Director, Behavior Therapy Clinic

David Toomey
Principal, CRESA 

Robert Wessling
Attorney, Retired, Latham & Watkins

Terrence R. White
Retired President, Wyco, Inc.

Jim Williamson
President, Sage Street Management

Board Emeritus

Fred Cowan
Retired, Real Estate Developer