The Berkshire Family YMCA is proud to announce the appointment of Christian Bianchi as its new Interim CEO and Executive Director. Bianchi, a respected member of the Berkshire Family YMCA Board and current Director of Development at The Brien Center, will begin his new role on December 11, 2023.  

Christian Bianchi brings a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to community service. His expertise in organizational development and fundraising will be invaluable in guiding the Berkshire Family YMCA towards its future goals. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Christian Bianchi as our new Interim CEO and Executive Director,” said Adam Kelpetar, Chair of the Berkshire Family YMCA Board. “His passion for community work and proven leadership expertise makes him the ideal person to lead our organization into its next chapter.” 

Christian Bianchi will overlap with the outgoing CEO and Executive Director, Jessica Rumlow, to ensure a seamless transition. This collaboration will maintain the continuity of leadership and the strategic direction of the Berkshire Family YMCA.  

About Christian Bianchi 

Christian Bianchi is a family-focused leader deeply rooted in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, where both he and his wife Kathleen were born and raised. As a proud third-generation member of the Pittsfield community, Christian brings a wealth of local values and traditions to his role at the Berkshire Family YMCA. His personal life, enriched by his four children - Cole, Charlie, Ellie, and Cal - mirrors the family-oriented ethos he champions professionally.  

Christian's commitment to community is evident in his active involvement in local sports and civic activities. He has been an influential figure in youth development, coaching basketball and flag football at the Berkshire Family YMCA and extending his mentorship to the baseball fields of Pittsfield. His dedication to nurturing young talent reflects his belief in the power of sports to foster community, teamwork, discipline, and personal growth.  

Prior to his appointment as Interim Director at the Berkshire Family YMCA, Christian served as the Development Director at The Brien Center, where he honed his skills in organizational growth and community engagement. His transition to the YMCA is a natural progression of his career, underscored by his family's longstanding involvement with the organization. This connection was further strengthened when he joined the board of the Berkshire Family YMCA in the fall of 2022.  

Beyond the YMCA, Christian is an active member of the Pittsfield Little League board and the Rotary Club of Pittsfield, roles that exemplify his commitment to service and community betterment. His leadership at the Berkshire Family YMCA is not just a position but a continuation of his life's work - fostering a strong, family-oriented community in the heart of Berkshire County. 



About Berkshire Family YMCA: Berkshire Family YMCA consists of three branches serving Berkshire County and Southern Vermont. The Pittsfield branch is located at 292 North St. in Pittsfield. The Northern Berkshire branch is located at 22 Brickyard Court in North Adams. The Bennington Recreation Center branch is located at 655 Gage St in Bennington Vermont. The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.   

November 24th, 2023