FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: November 1, 2023
Ann Arbor, MI – The Board of Directors of the Ann Arbor YMCA announces the departure of our CEO,
Toni Kayumi, effective November 1, 2023.
During her tenure, Toni Kayumi played an instrumental role in expanding our nonprofit social services
organization’s initiatives focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Her leadership also significantly
expanded our reach across Washtenaw and Southern Livingston Counties through productive
partnerships with various organizations.
Under Toni’s guidance, we introduced several community programs that made a profound impact. These
include Y’s Camp AGQ, a residential summer camp on Burt Lake, where we established a welcoming
gender-neutral housing option. We also celebrated the launch of free group exercise programs at
Christian Love Fellowship Church in Superior Township and expanded our offerings at The Collaborative:
Ypsilanti YMCA Child Development Center, providing summer day camps, infant care, and evening care
Kayumi says, “It has been my honor to work alongside our dedicated staff team and collaborative
partners to expand Y programs and services to include more people in need, throughout our urban,
suburban, and rural communities in Washtenaw County.”
The Board of Directors expresses gratitude to Toni Kayumi for her valuable contributions during her
nearly 8 years at the helm of the Y. We wish her every success in her future endeavors.
Courtney Piotrowski, Chief Volunteer Officer for the Ann Arbor Y, shares, “We are thankful to Toni for her
dedicated service to our Y, especially her leadership in expanding our organization’s impact in the
Piotrowski adds, “Our board, working closely with our exceptional senior leadership team, is conducting
a national search for our next CEO. The Board is dedicated to ensuring a smooth transition to new
leadership that will uphold the core values and mission of our Y. We look forward to continuing our
collaboration with Washtenaw County to serve Ypsilanti-area residents at a new Y facility, as well as our
work expanding services and programs in the western portion of the county in partnership with a new
In the interim, The Ann Arbor Y will be supported by the State Alliance of Michigan YMCAs and Becca
Schnetzer, the Alliance’s Executive Director and former Chief Operations Officer at the Ann Arbor Y.
Becca’s deep understanding of the organization and her demonstrated leadership abilities make her the
perfect choice to lead the Ann Arbor Y during this transitional period, working alongside an experienced
and dedicated staff team.
James Highsmith, Chief Operations Officer of the Ann Arbor Y, adds, “I hope the community will join us in
congratulating Toni as she takes the next step in her career.”
About the Ann Arbor Y:
The Ann Arbor YMCA is a charitable association of adults and children united by a shared commitment to
nurturing the potential of children and teenagers, promoting healthy living, and supporting our
neighbors. Each day, we work tirelessly to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income, or
background, has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive. The Ann Arbor YMCA’s mission is to put our
core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility into action through facilities and programs that
build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.
Our Diversity and Inclusion Statement stands at the heart of our mission: We are an association made up
of people from every walk of life, working side by side to strengthen communities. Together, we strive to
ensure that everyone, regardless of age, race, gender, gender identity, gender expression, income, faith,
sexual orientation, or cultural background, has the opportunity to live life to its fullest.
For inquiries and further information, please contact:
Courtney Piotrowski, Ann Arbor Y Chief Volunteer Officer