The Hamilton Area YMCA now has women occupying the four top positions, a first in the organizations 69-year history.
Now at the helm of the Hamilton Area YMCA are four professional women, all working mothers, who will lead the YMCA into the next decade and beyond. In January, Rachel Holland was tapped to the top volunteer position for the organization, making history in that the top four positions are held by women for the first time in the organization’s 69 year history.
Rachel Holland – Rachel Holland Special Events – Chairperson of the Board of Directors
• Deborah Millar – PENN Medicine Princeton Health – Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors
• Diana Zita – Hamilton Area YMCA CEO
• Jill Makkay – Hamilton Area YMCA COO
As the Chairperson of the Board of Directors, Holland will be helping shape the forward trajectory for the organization. Having served on the Board for seven years and being a valuable presence on many of the non-profit’s committees, Holland will work to build relationships that will continue to solidify the Ys place in the Hamilton community.
Speaking on behalf of the Y, CEO Diana Zita said “We are very excited to have Rachel leading our Board. Her vision and commitment to the Hamilton Area YMCA positions the organization for continued success.” Under the Board’s direction, and in conjunction with Zita, Holland will continue to foster the organizations mission through vital programs and services that promote Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility, many of which are offered at low or no cost.
“I look forward to working with my Board colleagues to move the mission of the Hamilton Area YMCA forward,” said Holland. ”Together with our staff, members and donors, we are making a positive difference in our community and I look forward to continuing to implement programs and services that have an impact, such as the Kuser School Recess Program and our array of Healthy Living Programs.”
About Rachel Holland:
Holland is well known around Hamilton and the surrounding areas. When not busy with her family – husband Kevin and girls Eva (13) & Jacqueline (10) or volunteering, Rachel is the owner of her own small business – Rachel Holland Special Events LLC.
Rachel serves as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey, having previously chaired their Board Development Committee and their Annual Women of Distinction Fundraiser. She is also the Immediate Past Chair of the Robert Wood Johnson University/ Barnabas Hospital Hamilton Foundation Young
Professional’s Group and was named Young Professional of the Year in 2018. She serves on the Lakeview Child Care Board of Directors and also as the Chair of the Board of Directors at Hamilton YMCA. A former Hamilton Democratic Committeeperson and Club member she is active in the Mercer County Democratic Party.
Rachel Holland is a graduate of Drew University in Madison, NJ and received her Masters in Governmental Affairs from The Fels Institute at the University of Pennsylvania.