From the NAYDO Chair: Looking Forward

by Zane Korytko on May 6, 2021


The virtual 2021 NAYDO Conference is in our rearview mirror. I’ll continue to benefit from what I learned during those three days, and I hope you will, too. John O’Leary truly inspired me; I was engaged in fantastic workshops, Hot Topics, and networking. Plus, NAYDO’s Got Talent … the performances proved it!

Thanks to all who participated as an attendee, sponsor, exhibitor, presenter, awardee, Host Y staff, facilitator, convener, or other role. An onsite team of 25 NAYDO workers, including the Production Audio Video, Inc. team, worked around the clock to ensure the conference ran smoothly. Kudos to NAYDO Operations and Conference Director Mary Zoller and the small but mighty NAYDO staff team for their dedication.

Now, it’s time to look forward. I’m honored and humbled to begin my term as NAYDO Chair. Over my career at the YMCA, I was always impressed by the incredible work of the NAYDO team. I’ve learned much from Shelly McTighe-Rippengale, immediate past chair, in preparing for this responsibility. The NAYDO Council is an amazing group of peers with incredible experience, expertise, and enthusiasm. Council members continuously develop new ideas and programs.

I encourage you to get more involved in NAYDO. You will grow professionally and personally, and your Y and community will benefit. Join the NAYDO 2022 conference committee, engage in one of 10 networks, or contact us to help find a fit for your interests and available time.

NAYDO inspires and strengthens the philanthropic culture of the YMCA. Please reach out to me with your ideas, suggestions, and feedback. I look forward to hearing from you.

In YMCA service,

Zane Korytko
NAYDO Council Chair
Chief Executive Officer | Directeur General
YMCA of Greater Moncton| YMCA du Grand Moncton