Alan Smith, Executive Director

Alan started his Y career as a Youth Director more than 30 years ago and now he serves as the Executive Director. Born and raised in Waynesboro, Alan is passionate about serving his community. He is a proud Penn State Alumnus, an avid tennis player,  and can often be found on the racquetball court at our Y! Alan can be reached via email

Shannon Lee, Health and Wellness Director

Shannon is a Slippery Rock University Alumni and holds a degree in Exercise Science. She is an active athlete and enjoys partaking in ultimate Frisbee, rock climbing, biking, hiking, and running.  Shannon oversees the wellness center and healthy lifestyles programming including our Choose 2 Lose Weight Loss Challenge. For more information you can contact Shannon via email at or call our Member Services Desk at 717-762-6012.

Mike Decker, Maintenance Director

Our campus spans 11 acres and our facility is over 70,000 sq feet so our members rely on Mike and his competent facilities team to keep the building is the best possible shape. Although a portion of our building was newly constructed recently, the original building dates back to 1975. Mike and his staff are diligent about performing routine maintenance and repairs. Concerns, comments, and/ or suggestions are always welcome and can be made at our Member Services Desk.

Amanda Gietka, Senior Program & Membership Director

Amanda resides in Hagerstown and has been proudly serving the Y since 2008. As Senior Program Director, she is excited to expand our program options to ensure that our Y has something for every person regardless of age or ability. Amanda believes everyone needs the Y and oversees the Open Doors Scholarship Program to ensure that no one is turned away because of the inability to pay.

Jake Kocher, Sports & Rec Director

Jake comes to us from Rochester, NY where he worked in the sports and child care department at the YMCA of Greater Rochester. He obtained his degree in Physical Education and Health from Houghton College. The Y is a place for everyone to be active and have fun! Sports are a cornerstone of the YMCA and we encourage everyone to get involved regardless of your skill level. Jake can be reached at

Emily Miller, Aquatics Director

The Y houses TWO indoor pools which host not only youth swim lessons, open swim and rehabilitative fitness classes, but it also is home to the YMCA WAVES Competitive Swim Team. Emily oversees a highly qualified staff who provide friendly and safe oversight to our aquatics center. She also coordinates CPR, AED and Lifeguarding certification classes. Emily can be reached at

Zach Horn, Youth Development Director

Zach has recently transitioned from a role focused on youth and teens to overseeing our Child Care Department. Zach is a Penn State graduate with a degree in Political Science and is certified to teach. Zach began working at the Chambersburg Y in 2009 and has successfully led youth camps and after school programs since then. He is excited about continuing to provide quality child care in our area and hopes to further develop the educational aspects of our programs. Zach can be reached with questions and/ or concerns at

Donna Poffenberger, Finance Director

The Finance Department is responsible for the YMCA business operations and other administrative duties such as payroll and accounts payable. Donna also supervises the Human Resource staff which include Lisa Quick, Employee Benefits & Payroll Administrator.