Please Join Us In Extending A Warm Welcome

By Waldo County YMCA | Dec 06, 2019

Chris Coleman, Chief Volunteer Officer of the Waldo County Y, has announced that Bob Oickle will serve as interim Chief Executive Officer of the Y while the Board of Directors begins the process of searching for a permanent CEO.  Stephanie Feist, who served as the CEO for the past 15 months, recently resigned from the position.


Oickle is a retired Y executive who began his career at the Old Colony YMCA in Brockton MA, and served as Executive Director of the Cumberland County Y in Portland for nine years.  He has also served as an interim CEO for multiple Ys in Maine, in communities ranging from Bar Harbor and Orono to Kennebec Valley. He currently lives in Greenwood ME.


“We are delighted to welcome someone with the breadth of management experience Bob Oickle brings,” states CVO Coleman.  “We look forward to working with him in the months ahead.” Coleman continues, “We are also very grateful to Stephanie Feist for her work as CEO over this past year.  Among the contributions she made to our Y were facilitating enhanced relationships between the Y and the Middle School students in Belfast, fostering improvements in the summer camp design to include more youth, and the responding to a community need with the addition of a new offsite after-school location in Searsmont. We thank her for all her hard work, and we wish her well going forward.”


Oickle begins his interim assignment in mid-December.


About the Y

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 22 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.


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