YMCA OF BUCKS COUNTY
Association-wide staff leadership
Zane Moore is President/CEO of YMCA of Bucks County. Under his leadership, the separate YMCAs from Lower, Central and Upper Bucks County were combined forming one county-wide Y. This new association is comprised of five membership branches, four youth education centers and one outdoor camp facility serving over 60,500 community members each year and providing more than $5M annually in charitable community benefit. Moore serves on the PA State Alliance Executive Committee and chairs the PA YMCA Opioid Addiction/Substance Abuse Task Force. Moore has served as the chair of the YMCA Cities Group CEO Conference for CEOs across the northeastern U.S. and has chaired the PA YMCA 7th Grade Initiative Task Force and PA YMCA Public Policy Committee. He also serves on the Y-USA national board Regional Committee on Membership Standards as a representative CEO and on the Y-USA Strategic Planning Committee. He was elected to the Y-USA Inaugural Leadership Symposium as one of the top 40 future leaders of the Y National Movement. Moore is a proud graduate of Bishop Egan High School and West Chester University. He resides in Newtown with his wife, Amy, and children, Madeline and Zane.
Chief Financial Officer
Virginia Doyle is Chief Financial Officer of YMCA of Bucks County. Doyle has worked with the Y in Bucks County for over 25 years and has been actively involved in capital expansion projects and the merger of Lower, Central, and Upper Bucks County. Her education includes an undergraduate degree in Finance, a Master of Science in taxation and MBA in Accounting. Virginia has also managed accounting for Big Brothers / Big Sisters, Head Start in New Jersey and the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pa. and has been honored with accounting and business awards in the greater Philadelphia area.
Chief Operating Officer
Joining the Y movement in 1997, and YMCA of Bucks County in 2011, Trish is grateful to serve Bucks County as Chief Operations Officer. Through the Good to Great model of “disciplined people, thought, action,” Trish is passionate in driving a member-focused culture; leading excellence in operations through valuing, empowering and educating staff stakeholders while protecting our community through strong, proven Risk Management practices. In impacting 60,000 members and participants county-wide, with well over 2,500 visits per day at one of the five membership branches, Trish’s purpose is to align programs, services, facilities and practices county-wide in our HERE FOR YOU branded model of service excellence. Trish holds the highest certification as a YUSA Organizational Leader, is a Listen First Trainer, served on NJ State Alliance as Aquatics Chair, as well as served on the board of AYP (Association of YMCA Professionals) and her local Rotary Club. In 2014, Trish was awarded as one of “Bucks 40 under 40” and has delivered thousands of trainings both locally and nationally regarding staff culture and member service. Trish is a graduate of Rutgers University and shares her home with her husband and their two children, Cooper and June.
Chief Development Officer
Debbie Sontupe is Chief Development Officer of YMCA of Bucks County. Sontupe brings over 26 years of experience in fundraising, major gifts, board development, communications and nonprofit management in both the non-profit and higher education sectors to her role. Prior to this position, Sontupe served as a Senior Financial Development Consultant for DAXKO T2 Consulting where she worked with YMCAs across the United States in all aspects of financial development. Previously she’s held leadership positions at Mercy College in NY, Rutgers University, and YMCAs in NJ. She has managed very large campaigns including a $1 billion comprehensive campaign initiative. Debbie earned her Bachelors Degree from Rutgers University and holds a masters of Education from the Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University.
Vice President of Human Resources
Janet Felder joined the YMCA of Bucks County in December 2016. She is responsible for Human Resources across the Association. She is driven to develop and retain the best talent possible and build and strengthen the organization’s iconic culture and community service excellence. Janet is committed to driving growth through effective human resources and people strategies. Mrs. Felder possesses over twenty seven (27) years of human resources and organizational development experience. Janet’s expertise includes talent acquisition and development, quality management, training, framing and implementing employee policies, procedures, managing employee relations, initiating competency frameworks, as well as leadership and management coaching. While working in both the private and public sectors, Janet has extensive experience in creating proactive recruitment practices to improve minority selections; to support high performing, diverse and inclusive workforces. Additionally, Janet has earned experience in the areas of change management, process improvement, team oriented goals, problem solving, organizational restructuring, delivery time and performance, and performance management along with measurement systems. Mrs. Felder received her Bachelor’s (B.S.) Degree from Immaculata University and her Master’s (M.S.) Degree from Villanova University, both with a specialization in Human Resources and Organizational Development. Additionally, Janet is a certified Professional of Human Resources (PHR), a certified Senior Level HR Professional (SHRM-CP) and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Organizational Management with a concentration in Leadership and Organizational Change. Janet currently sits on the United Cerebral Foundation board and participates in many regional and national HR forums and committees, including the PA State Alliance Personnel Committee.
Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Amanda Wappes is a seasoned leader with 30 years of marketing and communications experience in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. She has provided her expertise in developing strategic marketing plans and promotions, market positioning, branding, communications, public relations, and media management to both local and international organizations. She has spent the past 16 years working within the YMCA movement in a variety of marketing and fundraising roles, joining YMCA of Bucks County in 2015. Since joining YMCA of Bucks County, Wappes has led marketing and communications efforts during the merging of three YMCA organizations into one county-wide YMCA.
Wappes is the staff lead for the organization's volunteer Marketing & Communications Committee, co-chairs the Diversity, Inclusion and Globalization Committee, and directs a staff team of marketing professionals. She has a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management from Widener University and resides in Landale, PA with her family.
Vice President of Operations
Fairless Hills branch
Nicole proudly serves as the regional director of risk management and branch director of the Fairless Hills Branch of YMCA of Bucks County. She has been with the organization since October, 2014 and has embraced her many roles throughout various departments including aquatics, fitness and membership. Nicole is a certified CPR/AED and first aid instructor through the American Red Cross. While supporting a high standard of safety countywide, Nicole is working closely with leadership on the renovation project for Fairless Hills. Nicole attended West Chester University and graduated in 2014 with a BS in Exercise Science. Her love for health and fitness and taking care of “you” is what brought her to the Y. She believes in the mission and sense of community that the Y stands for.
Dillon began his career in corporate wellness and worked for Verizon Wireless nearly a decade. After a brief time in commercial wellness, he made a transition to running his own small business full-time. Dillon is passionate about health and wellness, working in the field for 12+ years. He joined the Y when looking for an opportunity to help build a healthy community. Dillon holds a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science and is an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Exercise Physiologist, National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with strengths in facilitating change in small groups. A local kid from Tinicum township, Bucks County, Dillon grew up with Ralph Stover State Park's High Rock Vista in his backyard and has loved the outdoors, running, hiking, fishing and backpacking ever since.
Valerie is the advanced branch director leading the Newtown Branch and the New Britain Youth Education Center. Valerie's journey at YMCA of Bucks County began over 13 years ago as a part-time fitness coach. She has held many leadership roles in her tenure including the opening of a new YMCA Branch, spearheading innovative new programs such as a special needs summer camp for children and supervising the launch of community benefit programs for several populations including THRIVE Cancer Wellness Program as well as the Second Grade Swim Initiative for all second-grade students in Central Bucks School District. Valerie holds a Bachelors of Arts in Behavioral Science, with a concentration in Psychology from Messiah College, as well as a Y USA Team Leader Certificate. Valerie believes in the Y's mission to strengthen community through membership and programs that foster youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.