cymca directors 2014Photo: The Community YMCA President and CEO Rhonda Anderson (Right), Shrewsbury,  congratulates re-elected board officers (L to R): Treasurer John Badenhop, Little Silver; Board of Directors Chairperson and Chief Volunteer Officer Patricia Whittemore, Rumson; and Vice Chairman Joseph Oriolo, Shrewsbury.

Shrewsbury, NJ – The Community YMCA Board of Directors re-elected three board officers and welcomed seven new members at their 140th Annual Meeting on June 25 at Buona Sera in Red Bank.


The nonprofit charitable organization is celebrating its 140th anniversary of service this year, noted re-elected Board Chairperson and Chief Volunteer Officer Patricia Whittemore. “It truly is an historic moment in this organization’s long and impactful history,” Whittemore said in her welcome remarks at the meeting. “Since our very beginning 140 years ago, volunteers who care about kids and community have worked side-by-side with Y employees to make a difference in our community.”

In addition to re-electing Whittemore, the Board re-appointed Joseph Oriolo, Shrewsbury, as vice chairman and John Badenhop, Little Silver, as treasurer. The following were appointed as new board members: Christian Buckman, Oceanport; Bryan Kuderna, Tinton Falls; Dan Matarese and Chris Mosley, both of Marlboro; Kenny Simmons, Matawan; Remsen Straub, Red Bank; and Alex Wright, Monmouth Beach.

The Board of Directors is responsible for establishing policies for The Community YMCA and providing leadership for financial development, strategic planning, operations and community collaborations.