For general inquiries about programs and services, please call 206 382 5013.

2017 Accelerator YMCA Annual Report

Accelerator YMCA 2017-2020 Strategic Plan

To move the mission of the Accelerator Y forward, we’ve outlined four objectives we plan to meet by 2020.

1. Ensure young people who have experienced adverse circumstances get the high-impact and measurable support they need to be safe, successful and happy. 
2. Advance equity within the Accelerator YMCA and the YMCA of Greater Seattle.
3. Increase advocacy for issues that are impacting young people and families in our community.
4. Develop and maintain a diverse and sustainable group of volunteers and donors.

Mark Putnam

Executive Director

Prior to joining Accelerator YMCA, Mark was Executive Director of All Home (formerly Committee to End Homelessness). Mark led the transformation of Seattle/King County Homeless Continuum of Care (CoC) and 10-Year Planning Body into a single, collective impact, community-oriented, and focused organization. Mark was named Change Agent of the Year by Real Change newspaper in 2015 and received the Breaking Barriers Award from Somali Youth and Family Club in 2017.



Kristen Brennan

Senior Director of Programs

ManChui Leung, PhD

Director of Learning and Impact

Aaron Fox

Director of Young Adult Services

Kris Sanborn

Clinical Director of Foster Care Services

Dianne Boyd

Clinical Director of Behavioral Health Services

Emily Meltzer

Director of Development and Communications



Krystal Brun


Sharon Burks

Kaiser Permanente

Scott DePriest


Mark Fiebig*


Lydia Landrey

United Way of King County

Mandy LeBlanc

Seattle Public Schools

Brian Olin

Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Clara Park

Van Ness Feldman

Julia Reed

City of Seattle

Jordan Tonani

Morgan Stanley

Brian Trinen


Josh Walker


Christopher Wigley


Michael Ann Wilson

Pacific Northwest Ballet



*Board President