Kristoph Kocan - Chief Executive Officer

Kristoph joined the Hornell YMCA staff in June 2019. A graduate of Clarion University, Kristoph was with the Meadville Family YMCA from 2012-2019 where he served as the Executive Director for the Downtown Branch. Before being an employee, he served as a member of the Board of Directors for 6 years. There he oversaw all facility management and competitive gymnastics and aquatics for the Meadville YMCA association and as well as helped coach and work with the YMCA swim team both as a volunteer and as a staff member. Kristoph grew up in the Titusville YMCA where his father was the Executive Director. Both he and his wife share a passion for personal fitness and their children have grown up doing YMCA gymnastics, swimming, and other programs.



Erica Ellis - Finance Director

Erica began working with the Hornell YMCA in 2013 with the Membership Department. Her role expanded to include Finance, Human Resources, and Membership. Erica holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business, Management & Economics with a concentration in Accounting and Management. She also shares a passion for fitness and nutrition and enjoys helping others along their healthy living journey through our Y.



Kate Warren - Marketing, HR, & Business Office Director

Kate joined the YMCA staff in January 2014 after moving from the great state of Ohio. She loves working with members and guests and helping them begin their involvement with the Y movement. She enjoys using her creative side to design marketing pieces for all of our programs and activities as well as managing the Hornell YMCA social media and website. In December of 2020, her role expanded to include payroll and accounts receivable at both the Hornell Branch and the Dansville Branch. Kate holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business, Management, & Economics with a concentration on Marketing.



Rebecca Weaver Hamm - Music, Arts, & Association Advancement Director

Rebecca Weaver Hamm enjoys bringing music and art programming to the greater Hornell community through the Y. She joined the staff in 2011. Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from Wittenberg University and a Master of Arts in Voice Pedagogy from The Ohio State University. She also studied voice at the Eastman School of Music.



John Lieb - Fitness Center Manager

Since 1998, John has led and coached both adult & youth basketball leagues and camps, provided personal training, and led the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. Whether you’re 9 or 90, John is here to help.






Natalie Donahue - Aquatics & Membership Director

Natalie has been an employee at the Hornell YMCA since 2019. During her time here, she has worked as both a spin instructor and an aquatics instructor. In late 2021, she took over the role of our Aquatics Director. As a new member of our management team, she looks forward to furthering her career here at the YMCA with members and the Hornell community. 



Chelsea Larson - School-Age Childcare Director

Chelsea began her work with the YMCA Childcare Department in 2017 and took over as Childcare Director in late 2021. She is currently the Director of the Wayland Before & After School Program, Alfred-Almond After School Program, Canisteo After School Program, and the Hornell After School/Summer Program. She looks forward to expanding future and existing programs within the department. Chelsea has a Bachelor's Degree in Business with an early focus in Childhood Education and a major in Marketing. 




Julie Camacho - Dansville Branch Coordinator

Julie joined the Membership Department in August 2021 with a focus on the Dansville Branch and became the Dansville Branch Coordinator in 2022. Julie is a graduate of Saint Bonaventure University and is passionate about serving the Dansville Community. She is excited about the opportunity to grow along with the Dansville YMCA.



Rashell Pastore - Preschool Director