About Us

About the Grants Pass Family YMCA

The Grants Pass Family YMCA

Founded in 1983, the Grants Pass Family YMCA provides a variety of health, fitness, recreational, and educational services to help build a healthy community and to help individuals strengthen their lives. Our services are designed to help individuals grow to become more caring, honest, respectful and responsible. YMCA services are available to all people: young and old, rich and poor, male and female, people of all or no religious background, people from all racial and ethnic backgrounds, as well as people of all abilities.

Our main facility contains 58,682 square feet of space, and houses a large swimming pool, large gymnasium, two exercise class rooms, cardio room, large weight room, two locker rooms, a youth/game room, a drop-in child care room, a 30 ft. climbing wall and a conference room.

We offer a wide variety of exercise and fitness classes, both on land and in the water. Other programs include swim lessons, adult volleyball, drop-in basketball, adult soccer leagues, youth swim team, martial arts, nutrition, after-school childcare, youth day camps, youth sports, and rock climbing.

We serve approximately 13,000 YMCA members each year, and have another 14,000 non-members participate in our programs and services. We even gave out $136,000 worth of YMCA services to low-income children, community groups, schools and churches.

Our Staff

Jay Berry
Jay BerryCEO

Lisa Bergeron
Lisa BergeronAssociate Executive Director

Rita Kurz
Rita KurzCommunity Wellness Director

Ben Maki
Ben MakiDevelopment & Communications Director

Matt Wardlaw
Matt WardlawSports & Family Director

Amanda Fly
Amanda FlyYouth & Childcare Director

Jerry Rozo
Jerry RozoAquatics Director

Glen Wardlaw
Glen WardlawWellness Director

Chip Angwin
Chip AngwinFacilities Director

Our Board

Brad Converse
Brad ConversePresident
Bradley Putters Co
Roy Linday
Roy LindayTreasurer
Former Mayor of Grants Pass, OR
Jay Randolph
Jay RandolphSecretary
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones Investments
Chuck Rund
Chuck Rund
Retired, Charlton Research Company
Spencer Countiss
Spencer Countiss
Grants Pass Clinic Physician
Charles La Tourrette
Charles La Tourrette
Retired, Probation Officer
Josh Daley
Josh Daley
State Licensed Health Inspector, Josephine County
Deena Manning
Deena Manning
Marketing Director, Northwestern Design
Amity Jones
Amity Jones
Realtor, Published Author, Coach, Mom of 2
Dustin Smith
Dustin Smith
Director of Facility Development at River Valley Church, Retired Project Executive at Charles Pankow Builders
Whitney Bixler
Whitney Bixler
Medical Sales
Josh Balloch
Josh Balloch
VP of Government Affairs and Health Policy, AllCare Health


1000 Redwood Avenue
Grants Pass, OR 97527


Mon-Fri – 5am-9pm
Saturday – 8am – 5pm


Mon-Fri – 5am-8:30pm
Saturday – 8am-4:30pm