CLINTON TWP., NJ - The Hunterdon County YMCA welcomes two new members to its Board of Trustees: Charlene Leitner and Christie Alderman.
The pair join current Board Members Andy Cedarbaum, Edward Collins, Bart Fellin, Ana Galietta, Sara Gibbons, Jason Halpin, Steve Heller, Joe Hudicka, Andy Indeck, Dinesh Karnani, Tom LaMarca, Justin Lax, Jeff Mraz, Jessica Palmer, Ken Sanchez, Alex Van Veldhuisen and Greg Visicaro.
Leitner is a marketer who has worked in the pharmaceutical, consumer healthcare, packaged goods and financial services industries over her 30-year career. She currently works at Novo Nordisk in marketing for its hemophilia franchise. She has a B.S. in Business Administration with a minor in French from the State University of New York at Albany and studied in France at Université de Paris-Sorbonne.
Leitner’s volunteer work includes serving as a marketing consultant for the YWCA in Manhattan, as well as the Children’s Aid Society where she helped develop a parenting enrichment program.
Leitner has been a member of the Hunterdon County YMCA for nearly 20 years since moving to the area with her husband, Peter. Their children attended the HCY Child Learning Center and completed the Y swim program, as well as other sports activities including soccer and running. Charlene currently serves on the PR & Marketing Committee at the HCY.
Alderman is VP of Product Development for Chubb Insurance where she oversees North American product development for Chubb Personal Risk Services and manages a team of developers responsible for a variety of admitted and non-admitted product solutions. She has served as the Board Chair for PRS's Diversity Advisory Board, as a Board Member of Chubb Pride, and as a Trustee for the First Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hunterdon County. She is also dedicated to mentoring and currently serves on a women's development organization within Chubb.
She and her husband, Rick Alderman, have lived in Hunterdon and been members of the HCY for 13 years. In addition to making use of gym facilities and classes, their two boys have attended Camp Carr Day Camp and have been members of the HCY Stingrays swim team. As a family, they are proud to be a part of the Y community. Alderman will serve on the HR Committee and the PR & Marketing Committee.
“The YMCA is thankful to have such dedicated Hunterdon County residents on the Board of Trustees,” said HCY President and CEO Bruce Black. “The strength of any YMCA can be found in its volunteer leadership. We are indeed fortunate to have Christie and Charlene join our current Board Members to lead the Y in its commitment to strengthen our community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.”
The Hunterdon County YMCA, a cause-driven charitable organization, is dedicated to promoting strong children and families, good health, and a solid community. Best known for health and fitness programs, the Y is also the largest provider of childcare in Hunterdon County. Additionally, the Y offers summer day camp, preschool, family programs, swim lessons, activities for seniors, teen programs, volunteer opportunities, and more. The Y offers scholarships to ensure these opportunities are available to everyone. In 2018 alone, $484,000 in financial assistance was provided through the Y’s scholarship program.
The HCY continues to provide programs free of charge that strengthen the community including swim lessons for all Second Graders in Hunterdon County, LiveStrong at the Y for cancer survivors and their families, and One Step for MS, a wellness program for adults who have been diagnosed with MS.
As a nonprofit, the Y is able to strengthen the community because of the dedicated youth, families and individuals who share a passion and make the Y part of their lives. For information on volunteering at the Y, please contact Christine Coffey at 908-483-4326. To learn more about the Hunterdon County YMCA, visit hcymca.org.