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YMCA of South Florida appoints new Executive Director to lead Homestead & Upper Keys YMCAs

YMCA of South Florida appoints new Executive Director to lead Homestead & Upper Keys YMCAs

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[South Florida, December, 2017] – The YMCA of South Florida is pleased to announce that Sue Loyzelle has accepted the position of Executive Director of the Homestead YMCA Family Center and the Upper Keys YMCA Program Center.

Loyzelle will oversee the daily operations of the facilities, as well as provide leadership and direction to the staff and family center board. Her responsibilities also include fundraising, board development, community outreach and creating strategic partnerships.

“The Homestead YMCA is happy to welcome Sue back,” said Sheryl A. Woods, YMCA of South Florida President & CEO. “With her knowledge of the community and civic work, she brings a level of familiarity and expertise to the position that is key in moving the Homestead Y & Upper Keys Y forward.”

Loyzelle has been with the YMCA since 1988 and began her career with the YMCA as a program director overseeing camp, afterschool, sports and aquatics. She quickly moved into the position of Executive Director of the Homestead Y and served in that capacity for approximately 8 years.  

Her previous Y roles have included Executive Director of Government Relations and Grants, Director of Grants and Director of Government Relations where she has assisted the Y in raising millions of dollars in support of its mission and impact within the community.

In 2010, Loyzelle became an elected official for the Town of Cutler Bay serving in the capacity of Councilmember and in 2016 she was elected to serve a 4-year term as Vice Mayor.

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Loyzelle received a Bachelors Degree in Physical Education/Leisure Service Advministration from St. Leo College. During her 29-year history with the YMCA  she received honors and recognitions for her commitment and dedication including:  American Cancer Society’s “Woman of the Year” for her work with Disaster Recovery and the Association of YMCA Professionals “Christian Emphasis Award” for her dedication to the mission of the YMCA.  She is also a longtime member of Kiwanis Club serving as president, board member and committee member.

About the YMCA of South Florida

The Y is a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Every day, the Y works hard to build healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities through over 200 afterschool, preschool, special needs, sports, camp and youth programs, family centers, and senior health outreach sites. To learn more, visit, connect on Facebook or Twitter, or call a Y near you.

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