NEW ROCHELLE, NY — After a comprehensive CEO search process, the New Rochelle YMCA Board of Directors unanimously ratified the hiring of Richard (Rich) McCarty as the Y’s new CEO. Rich replaces Julie Gallanty. Rich began his new role on May 2nd.
Martha Solinger, President of the New Rochelle YMCA Board of Directors commented, “We are so excited that Rich will bring his energy, passion and commitment to the New Rochelle YMCA and to the communities it serves. We know he will further the mission of the Y in the areas of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Rich has been extremely successful in his past YMCA endeavors, and we are sure he will do the same here.”
Prior to accepting this role, Rich served as CEO at the New Britain-Berlin YMCA in Connecticut since 2011, where he led the reorganization and turnaround of that YMCA. During that time, he engineered a financial, programmatic and community recovery for a 133-year old city based Y.
Rich, upon being informed of his selection, shared, “I am honored and excited to serve the New Rochelle, Pelham and Larchmont communities as the CEO of their YMCA. The YMCA plays an important role in youth development, healthy living and social responsibility all across this country, and I believe we can build stronger communities here with the assistance of great members, talented staff and committed volunteers. Together we will accomplish great things for our children, our families and our neighbors.”
Previously, Rich served in various fundraising and development roles for non-profits, including at his alma mater, Fairfield University, and, before that, worked for both Aetna and SNET before entering the non-profit field. He holds a BS and MBA from Fairfield University.
With the recent reopening of its revitalized and beautiful pool, Rich comes to the New Rochelle YMCA at a perfect time to propel it forward to be front and center in its areas of expertise in the communities it serves.