The staff of the Burlington Area YMCA strives to meet the needs of our members through a variety of programs and activities for all ages. Your suggestions on how we can improve our services are always appreciated. You can contact us through our website. (Click on any staff's email address).

Whether you are a long time member or are thinking about joining the Y, please take a few minutes to look through our website. We have a wide variety of fitness, recreation and social programs for youth and adults and welcome your participation.

We look forward to seeing you!


Gina Crabtree
Ph. 319.753.6734 ext.115
Gina Crabtree is the CEO of the Burlington Area YMCA. Prior to this position, Gina served as Associate Executive Director.  She has 25 years of experience with the Y as a leader in program innovation and growth. She expanded child care programs recognizing that a strong foundation helps children thrive and realize their full potential. Gina has demonstrated a deep commitment to improving the quality of life for children, adults and families. She has made a career of the Y because she feels the organization has the power and opportunity to effect positive change in the lives of its participants and to make a significant impact on our community. 

Jill Mason
Membership Director
PH: 319.753.6734 ext 117

Jill Mason is back to the Burlington Area YMCA as Membership Director after previously working here for 10 years.  She started her Y career at the Membership Services desk in 2003 and worked as summer camp staff as well.  She graduated from Western Illinois University in 2008 earning a Bachelor’s of Business degree in Marketing and Management.  In 2008, she became the Youth & Adult Sports Director and maintained that position for five years.  After spending the past several years staying at home raising her two children, she has decided to rejoin our Burlington Area YMCA family.  She is excited to help grow our membership base and work with local companies and organizations to build upon their corporate wellness programs.  She also is committed to customer service and impacting the lives of each of our members and guests as they are welcomed to our facility.  She loves the Y mission and its positive impact in our community!  In her free time she loves spending time with family and friends, going to Bees games and volunteering for several community organizations including Burlington Steamboat Days and the Burlington Elks Lodge #84.

Brandy Helt
Community Director
Ph. 319.753.6734 ext.139
Brandy Helt was named Community Director in 2016 after serving the Y as the School Age Child Care Director since 2010. She organizes the Before and After School Programs, ChildWatch, our full-time ChildCare Center, Kid's Gym, Safari /Quest summer programs and Camp McBride summer camps and rentals. After graduating in Fort Madison, she attended Iowa State University where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. Brandy was the Director of a child care facility near Ames before coming back to Southeast Iowa.

In her free time she likes to spend time with family and friends, play sports, and travel.

Megan Fuqua
Aquatics Director
Ph. 319.753.6734 ext.126
Megan is a graduate of Western Illinois University with a degree in Recreation, Park, Tourism, Administration.  She was named the Aquatic Director in October 2015. She has been with the Burlington YMCA for 10 years with experience with swim team, summer camps and working with youth.   

In her free time, she enjoys time with family and friends, reading, swimming, traveling, and being outdoors. 

Jenna Caffrey
Health & Wellness Director
Ph: 319.752.6734 ext. 122

 Jenna is a Burlington native and Iowa State Graduate!  After graduating from Iowa State she pursued her Masters in Sports Administration at Wingate University and served as the Assistant Track and Field Coach.  After completion of graduate school, she has had a variety of experience in the sports and fitness field most recently serving a 3 year period with the Burlington Community School District Activities Office.

She loves spending all the time she can with her active toddler, Daeson, and enjoys the opportunities the YMCA environment provides to get involved with the community.

Derek Beckman
Youth & Adult Sports Coordinator
PH: 319.753.6734 ext 121
Derek is a Mediapolis native and a Central College graduate.  While earning his college degree, Derek worked as a strength intern, which allowed him the opportunity to work with athletes from a variety of sports.  After working for two years in Des Moines and Ankeny, Derek and his family returned to the Burlington area in 2015.  Derek worked as a personal trainer and assisted at Burlington High School as both a strength coach and football coach.  Derek started his career at the Burlington Area YMCA in 2018 as the Youth and Adult Sports Director.

In his free time, Derek loves spending time with his wife and daughter. 



Jim Scott
Maintenence Director
Ph. 319.753.6734 ext. 128

Sheila Garcia
Business Manager
Ph. 319.753.6734 ext.116
Sheila Garcia joined the Y team in 2015. She has her bachelors from Iowa Wesleyan in Business Management with a minor in Psychology. Sheila comes to the Y with over 15 years of experience in the Accounting and Human Resources fields.

Sheila enjoys spending time with her husband, Danny and enjoying the delicous food her step-daughters, Nikki and Tasia create.

Blaire Burke
Marketing & Communications Director
PH: 319.753.6734 ext. 132
Blaire joined the Burlington Area YMCA team in 2017.  She earned her Bachelors Degree in Marketing and International Business from Illinois State University.  Blaire has 14 years of post-graduate marketing and sales experience, and is excited to make a difference in the Burlington community through her employment at the Burlington Y.

In her free time, Blaire enjoys spending time with family and friends. 

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