The Madison Area YMCA is pleased to announce that Patricia M. Haverland joined its Board of Directors on Wednesday.

She has been a member of the Madison Area YMCA since 2005, when she and her family moved to Madison. In prior years, Haverland and her family were members of the Greater Morristown YMCA and the Towson Maryland YMCA. 

An avid swimmer, Haverland's roots with the YMCA began as a swim team member at the Glen Cove YMCA, and later as a member of the Marietta, Georgia YMCA swim team.

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“We are delighted to welcome Pat to the Board,” said Diane Mann, Madison Area YMCA president and CEO. “We look forward to working with Pat and are confident that she will enhance the quality leadership that is characteristic of all of our Board members.” 

Haverland and her husband, Mark McBride, have two daughters: Colleen, who is completing a Master of Arts degree in sociology at George Washington University, and Julia, a senior at Loyola University Maryland who majors in global studies. Julia was a member of the first graduating class of the Madison Area YMCA's LIVESTRONG program in 2013.

Recently retired from her position as vice president and Chief Investment Officer for Siemens, Haverland was responsible for managing the company's North American pension investments. She has held similar positions with Black & Decker, Pharmacia, MMC and MetLife.

She is serving her final year of a three-year appointment as employer representative on the US Department of Labor’s ERISA Advisory Council, advising the Secretary of Labor on matters related to employee welfare and pension benefit plans.

Haverland is a volunteer on the Leadership Development Advisory Council of Seton Hall University’s Center for Leadership Development and provides individual and group mentoring for Seton Hall students. Haverland and McBride, her husband, are co-chairs of Loyola Maryland’s Parent Council. 

Haverland earned her Bachelor's degree from Duke University and an Master's degree from Columbia University. She is also a chartered financial analyst. 

The Madison Area YMCA is a 501(c)(3) cause-driven charitable organization dedicated to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.