SOUTH COUNTY YMCA HIRES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
YMCA Veteran, Tricia Driscoll to Strengthen the South Kingstown Y Community
[South Kingstown, RI – Monday, May 4, 2020] The YMCA of Greater Providence announced today that Tricia Driscoll has been named Executive Director of the South County YMCA in South Kingstown, Rhode Island filling a vital role in bringing the Y to the forefront of cultivating strong community partnerships and improving the well-being of members.
“I work for the Y because we are stronger together,” said Driscoll. “The Y is all about bringing people together to enhance overall health and wellness, social engagement, and help overcome community challenges,” Driscoll said.
Driscoll is a 20-year Y veteran with a passion for people and the communities she serves. She began her Y career as an After-School Site Coordinator at Forest Park Elementary School at the South County YMCA in 1992 and since then, has served in various leadership roles at several Y’s throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Most recently, Driscoll served as the Operations Director at the Bayside Family YMCA in Barrington, Rhode Island, working to ensure that the Y is a strong community partner throughout the East Bay.
Over the course of Driscoll’s career, she has consistently risen to support communities in time of crisis. In 2005, she and a team from the YMCA of Greater Providence provided emergency child care to families in need during the New Orleans flooding. In 2009 Driscoll delivered flu vaccines to community centers throughout Rhode Island. Today, she is on the front lines delivering food to those sheltered at home during COVID-19.
“Tricia brings decades of Y experience and is a tremendous addition to the South County YMCA and the South Kingstown community,” said Steven G. O’Donnell, YMCA of Greater Providence CEO. “Her positive leadership and proven track record of success will serve as a catalyst for positive change in the community,” O’Donnell said.
Driscoll is heavily active in several community organizations such as, Barrington Parks and Recreation Commission, Bristol Health Equity Zone Steering Committee, and member of The B.A.Y. Team, East Bay Regional Coalition, and Rotary Club of Warren-Barrington.
About the South County YMCA
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility with a mission of nurturing the potential of children and families, improving our community’s health and well-being, and providing opportunities to give back and support neighbors. The Y has long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but also deliver, lasting personal and social change. Learn more at ymcagreaterprovidence.org.