OUR STAFF

Randy Kinnas,
CEO & Executive Director
Randy started with the YMCA in Greenwich, Conn. as the Friday and Saturday night fitness and building coordinator in 1994. Captivated by the YMCA spirit, Randy became the Resident Coordinator, a required in-house YMCA resident position, for two years at a YMCA in Lawrence, Mass. Randy has been with the YMCA for more than 21 years. He has been raised as a YMCA professional and would never become anything else. Randy is a basketball enthusiast and is very passionate about the sport. He enjoys all levels of the game from coaching to sitting back at home and watching a professional or college game.
Contact: 413-499-7650 x1 12, rkinnas@bfymca.org

Earl Persip III,
Operations Director
Earl joined the YMCA in 1995 as a Camp Sumner camp counselor. Earl has also held positions as the Camp Director, School-Age Director and Youth Sports Director, and he is now the Y’s Operations Director overseeing daily operations. Earl enjoys playing basketball, riding his motorcycle, and boating. An avid sports fan, he also enjoys watching baseball, football and basketball.
Contact: 413-499-7650 x127, epersip@bfymca.org

Tina Wixsom,
Community Development Director
Tina is the Y’s Community Development Director, responsible for supervised visits. She began her career in the non-profit world more than 25 years ago with great passion for giving back to the community.  In her free time, Tina loves to walk  and especially enjoys her time with her family, particularly with her two grandsons!
Contact: 413-499-7650 x132, twixsom@bfymca.org

Kathy Maloney Champoux,
Accounting Director
Kathy joined the YMCA in 2009, drawn to the position because of her interest to work for a non-profit organization and the proximity to home and her children’s school. Prior to the YMCA, Kathy worked in accounting management for 25 years and was a Controller for 10 years in a Boston real estate management firm. Aside from being a mom to her son and daughter, Kathy volunteers extensively – 7 years at the Boston’s Children Hospital and, in the Berkshires, as a coach for youth sports and in positions on school councils and PTOs, her church and at Crosby Elementary.
Contact: 413-499-7650 x114, kchampoux@bfymca.org

Laurie Vanuni,
Childcare Director
Laurie’s career with YMCAs began in 1987 when she joined the Northern Berkshire Branch as a preschool teacher. She became the Childcare Director a few years later. In 2006, she joined the Pittsfield Branch as its Childcare Director. Laurie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in business. She loves to read and spend time with her family.
Contact: 413-499-7650 x145, lvanuni@bfymca.org

Jessie Rumlow,
Senior Program Director
Jessie’s first experience with YMCAs was in Wisconsin at the Port Edwards YMCA. While there, she was a lifeguard and swim instructor. She is now the YMCA’s Senior Program Director, responsible for membership, Welcome Center and aquatics programs. She has a Master’s Degree in Education and has taught third and fourth grades. Jessie has lived in seven different states: Louisiana, Texas, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Wisconsin, Kentucky, and Georgia. Her two children participate in the Y’s childcare programs.
Contact: 413-499-7650 x113, jrumlow@bfymca.org

Kristine Hurley,
Mission Advancement Director
Kristine joined the Berkshire Family YMCA in 2017 following several years as the Executive Director for Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. Through her local advocacy work, and having grown up here, she discovered the needs of the community that could be improved by the programs and services provided by the Y. She utilizes her extensive graphic design, marketing, communications and development experience in her role as Mission Advancement Director.
Contact: 413-499-7650 x137, khurley@bfymca.org