The Armed Services YMCA would like to thank our outgoing board members whose terms are now finished, but whose work will never be forgotten. Board service is the toughest volunteer role, and each of the board members below took on their duties with dedication, commitment and pride. The ASYMCA is grateful for their leadership and would like to extend our most sincere thanks to the board members listed below for their significant contributions and commitment to the ASYMCA mission to Strengthen Our Military Family™ .
|General Lee Baxter has served on the Armed Services YMCA Board of Directors for 9 years, serving as ASYMCA Board Chair from 2015-2017. General Baxter has served the local community and the State of Oklahoma on numerous boards and commissions. Gen. Baxter is a native Minnesotan who departed active military service in 1999 as an Army Major General after 31 years.|
|Vice Admiral Chanik has served on the ASYMCA Board of Directors for 9 years. A career naval aviator, he flew multiple fighter aircraft and commanded at various levels, including fighter squadron, fast replenishment ship, aircraft carrier, carrier strike group, and Second Fleet command.|
|Lieutenant General Michael L. Dodson has served on the ASYMCA Board of Directors for 8 years, serving as chairman from 2013 to 2015. He served in the U.S. Army for 37 years. He was CG Fort Riley, DCINC CENTCOM, CG NATO Forces in Bosnia, then DCG, USAREUR and retired in 2004 as a lieutenant general. He worked for Bechtel Corp. for 12 years and currently serves as Mayor, Manhattan, KS.|
|Colonel Gene Love has served on the ASYMCA Board of Directors for 3 years. Col. Love is a graduate of the Basic and Advanced Field Artillery Courses at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He is also a graduate of the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. After his Battalion Command he served in the Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence Directorate of the Joints Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon. He retired in January 1983 as a Promotable Lieutenant Colonel.|
|Michael Monahan has served on the ASYMCA Board of Directors for 11 years. He previously served as the board's Audit Chair. He is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Pitney Bowes.|
|Paul Sullivan has served on the ASYMCA Board of Directors for 9 years. He is a 30-year executive for YMCAs in Topeka KS, Seattle WA, Houston TX and San Diego CA. Paul has served on several nonprofit boards including the University and State Employees Credit Union Supervisory Committee, the Armed Services YMCA of the USA, the San Diego Chapter of Financial Executives International, and his Rotary Club.|
The Armed Services YMCA is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit that serves active duty military members and their families. In 2017, we registered more than 250,000 participants and delivered more than 1.3 million points of services to junior enlisted Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen and family members at 200 service centers in 18 states. Whether providing respite child care for parents in need, summer camps for kids, or assisting with emergency needs, the Armed Services YMCA is a nonprofit with a mission: Strengthening Our Military Family. Visit our website to see how you can join us in supporting military families.