Our Staff

 

Josh Little

CEO
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Joshua Little currently is the Chief Executive Officer of the Wapakoneta Family YMCA in Wapakoneta, Ohio.  He joined Wapakoneta in his current position in July 2010.  Prior to Wapakoneta, he worked for the YMCA/JCC of Greater Toledo from 2000 to 2010.  Josh served as a Program Director, Associate Executive Director and finished his career in Toledo at the Francis Family YMCA in Temperance, Michigan as Executive Director.  He began his Y career in 2000 as a lifeguard at the South Toledo YMCA.



Josh has a Bachelor’s Degree in History with a minor in Spanish from the University of Toledo (go Rockets!).  Josh also has a Master of Science Degree from Springfield College (Springfield, MA) in Human Service with a concentration in Organizational Leadership. Josh graduated from Shawnee High School in 1999.  He and his family reside in Wapakoneta, Ohio.  He and his wife have one daughter Madeline, two sons Gabe and Charlie, and one dog.



He currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce and is the Past President of the Wapakoneta Sertoma Club.  He is also a member of the Wapakoneta Rotary Club (Past President) and Breakfast Optimist Club.  Josh also serves on the Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education.

 

 

LINDSAY ZIELONKA

Interim Healthy Living Coordinator
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The position supervises land and water group exercise classes.

 

Ted Adkins

Wellness Center Coordinator
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Ted began his career at the Wapakoneta Family YMCA in 2004, as a Wellness Coach and received his YMCA Strength and Conditioning certification in 2007. 

Ted's love for sports is very strong.  He is a P.G.A. Golf Professional, certified in golf lessons.  Ted enjoys sports-oriented training for all ages and trains in sports such as baseball, basketball, football, track, cross-country, soccer, volleyball, wrestling and more.

Ted, and his wife Lisa, reside in Wapakoneta.  They enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren!

 

Chris kalla

Senior Program Director/Aquatics
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Chris joined the Wapakoneta Family YMCA in 2015 as the Director of Member Experience.  Currently, Chris serves as the Senior Program Director at the Wapakoneta Family YMCA.  Chris supervises all the program staff and directly supervises the aquatics department.  Chris has previously worked with the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati, the Lima Family YMCA and the Hardin County Family YMCA.  Among the many roles he has enjoyed at the YMCA are:  Day Camp Director, Youh Director, Member Services Director and Program Director.

Chris lives in Wapak with his 2 children; Kyle and Jenny-Lynn.  

When not at the Y, Chris enjoys family time, shooting at the range, reading, board games and sports!

 

liz davis

Director of Member Engagement
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Liz started at the Wapakoneta Family YMCA teaching aerobics in 2006.  She took on a Member Engagement Specialist role in 2015.  She currently serves as our Membership Director as Director of Member Engagement. She loves getting to know the members and working with them to reach their fitness goals. Liz is charged with the engagement of new members as they join the YMCA to ensure they meet their health and wellness goals.

Liz, and her husband, live outside of Wapakoneta with their two energetic and fun-loving boys.  In her free time, she enjoys reading, baking and running!

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Lisa Adkins

Finance Director
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Lisa Adkins joined the YMCA in December 1998 as Membership Director.  In December of 2010, she was named Finance Director.

Lisa received a diploma in Medical Office Assistant from North Western Business College in 1985 and graduated from St. Marys in 1984.  Lisa and her husband, Ted, reside in Wapakoneta.  Lisa has two sons, Justin and Derek Shark, and three step-sons, Aadam, Andrew and Aaron Joseph and five grandchildren. 

When Lisa and Ted are not working at the YMCA, they enjoy spending time with their grandchildren and three dogs.  Lisa is an active member of Women in Business of Auglaize County. 

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jenny boyer

Child Care/Day Camp Director
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Jenny has worked for the Wapakoneta Family YMCA beginning in February 2005.  She is currently the Child Care Director overseeing some of the Youth Development programs at the YMCA.  Those programs include child care, day camp and Child Watch.

She has been married to Jason for 19 years, and they have two daughters, Skyler and Briana. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, reading, quilting and just relaxing at home.

 

dwight heitmeyer

Property Manager
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Dwight began his YMCA career in 2015.  Dwight is a 1988 graduate of Fort Jennings High School. 

He has been married for 24 years to Michelle.  They have three girls, Amber (24), Andrea (21) and Alexandria (19). 

Dwight has been in construction for over 28 years, specializing in masonry and concrete. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife, girls, and close family and friends.

 

Lindsay Zielonka

Sports/Teen Coordinator
Interim Healthy Living Coordinator
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Lindsay started at the Wapakoneta Family YMCA as an aerobics instructor in 2012.  She took on the Sports and Teen Coordinator position in 2016.  She loves finding new ways to involve the younger members at the YMCA.  Lindsay teaches the Teen Fitness and Youth Cycle/Core classes as well.

Lindsay graduated from Wapakoneta High School in 2000, and attended Eastern Michigan University where she received her degree in Economics.  Lindsay and her husband, Bryon, live in Cridersville with their 3 energetic daughters. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hanging out with her family, and chauffeuring her kids around.

 

 

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