Kent County Y Hires New Executive Director

YMCA - Headshot - Bob Cioffi

Kent County Y Hires New Executive Director

YMCA Veteran, Bob Cioffi, to Strengthen the Kent County Y
YMCA - Headshot - Bob Cioffi

WARWICK, RI – February 3, 2020 – The YMCA of Greater Providence announced Monday that Bob Cioffi, has been named Executive Director of the Kent County YMCA, located in Warwick, Rhode Island, filling a key role as the organization aims to amplify the member experience and continue the Y’s vital work of improving the well-being of the community.

Cioffi, a Johnston, Rhode Island resident, previously served as Executive Director at the MacColl YMCA in Lincoln, Rhode Island for eighteen years where he was instrumental in the rapid growth and expansion of the childcare and summer camp programs. He also oversaw the planning and development of the MacColl YMCA’s new 52,000 square foot facility which opened to the public in 2012.

“What every YMCA has in common is a dedicated group of people: volunteers, staff, members and donors—all of whom are committed to our mission,” said Cioffi. “It is the people of the YMCA who build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities—and I’m thrilled to be joining the incredible team at the Kent County Y,” Cioffi said.

“Bob brings decades of Y experience and is a tremendous addition to the Kent County YMCA and the Warwick community,” said Steven G. O’Donnell, YMCA of Greater Providence CEO. “His leadership and proven track record of success will serve as a catalyst for positive change in our community,” O’Donnell said.

In his new role, Cioffi will oversee and direct all aspects of the organization’s fundraising, operations, management of staff and consultants, and outreach to the community.

About the YMCA of Greater Providence

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 the nation’s health and well-being, and providing opportunities to give back and support neighbors. The Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but also deliver, lasting personal and social change. Learn more at

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Locations: Kent County YMCA
Category: Organizational