The YMCA of Greater Brandywine's Association Office supports the regional branches with a variety of services including information technology, financial development, human resources, finance, facility management, marketing & public relations and program & membership development.

Association Leadership Team

Bertram Lawson, president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Brandywine

Bertram Lawson

President & Chief Executive Officer

610-643-9622, ext. 2101

Bertram L. Lawson II serves as the President & CEO of the YMCA of Greater Brandywine (YGBW), impacting more than 50,000 residents of Chester County through services offered at nine branches and program centers. Prior to joining YGBW in July 2023, Bertram served as the President & CEO of the YMCA of Central New York – and has been devoted to the YMCA mission for nearly 25 years.

Bertram has served in leadership positions with the YMCA of Central Maryland, as well as the YMCA of Greater Philadelphia where he streamlined operations and improved member and staff experience through his visionary leadership, operational excellence, fiscal responsibility and philanthropic expertise – combined with his passion for education; youth development; diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and community service.

Bertram’s passion for education and youth development extends beyond his career with the YMCA as he served as the Chief Operating Officer for Mastery Charter Schools Network. In this role, he led all aspects of school operations – financial planning, facilities, real estate, athletics, extra-curricular programming, health and safety, food service and enrollment – for twenty-four campuses across Philadelphia, PA and Camden, NJ.

Bertram serves on numerous boards including Community Rec Magazine-National Advisory Board, Core Health & Fitness-National Advisory Board, YMCA of the USA-National Membership Standards Advisory Committee and Lincoln University (PA) Board of Trustees. Bertram is the Immediate Past National Chair for YMCA of the USA’s African American Employee Resource Network (AARN) and is an active member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from Lincoln University (PA) and is currently working towards an MBA from Wilmington University. Bertram holds multiple Y-USA certifications, including Organizational Leader. Bertram is a graduate of Y-USA’s Multicultural Executive Development Institute, C-Suite Next Level Coaching Program and CEO Institute.

Bertram is the proud father of four and husband to Melissa.

Heather W. Wilson Headshot with YMCA logo in background

Heather Wilson

Chief Strategy and Growth Officer

610-643-9622, ext. 2102
Executive Assistant to the CEO of the YMCA of Greater Brandywine, Kathy Pfaff.

Kathy Pfaff

Executive Assistant to the President & CEO

610-643-9622, ext. 2106
Kim Cavallero, Vice President of Membership at the YMCA of Greater Brandywine.

Kim Cavallero

Vice President of Membership

610-643-9622, ext. 2169
Mary Curcio, Vice President of Philanthropy at the YMCA of Greater Brandywine.

Mary Curcio

Vice President of Philanthropy

610-643-9622, ext. 2153
Terri Edgar, Vice President of Operations for the YMCA of Greater Brandywine.

Terri Edgar

Senior Vice President of Branch Operations

610-643-9622, ext. 2203
Chief Finance Officer at the YMCA of Greater Brandywine, Rachel Firkser.

Rachel Firkser

Chief Financial Officer

610-643-9622, ext. 2125
Natalie Gallon-Garcia, Chief Human Resources Officer at the YMCA of Greater Brandywine.

Natalia Gallon-Garcia

Chief Human Resources Officer

610-643-9622, ext. 2113
Jenny James Lee, Vice President of Marketing at the YMCA of Greater Brandywine.

Jenny James Lee

Vice President of Marketing

610-643-9622, ext. 2136
Nic Legere, District Executive Director at the YMCA of Greater Brandywine.

Nic Legere

District Executive Director

610-444-9622, ext. 2159
Director of Facilities for the YMCA of Greater Brandywine, Jerry Levinsky.

Jerry Levinsky

Vice President of Facilities

610-643-9622, ext. 2107