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February 25, 2020

YMCA of MEWSA Announces Appointment of Ken Drinkard As Board Member

Press Release

Ken Drinkard


The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge & South Amboy (MEWSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Board member Kenneth Drinkard.  Ken was appointed to the YMCA Board of Directors at their October meeting.

Ken currently serves as the Vice President & Associate General Auditor for New York Life.  Joe was born and raised in Perth Amboy, and was a member of the US Army where he served for six years and worked as an application developer.  He attended North Carolina A&T and started his professional career working as a Technology Risk professional in both consulting and with the financial services industry.  Ken currently lives in Fords, NJ with his wife and two children.

“All of our Board members reflect the inherent core values of the YMCA of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility”, said Rose Cushing, President & CEO of the YMCA of MEWSA.  “We welcome Ken to the Board and know that his knowledge, business experience and passion will be an asset to the Y to help create communities where everyone can learn, grow and thrive.”

Besides his role as Board member, Ken will also serve on the YMCA’s Audit Committee.

YMCA Board members are responsible for establishing policy and strategic direction for the Y, as well as creating opportunities and establishing relationships that advance the YMCA’s mission and cause.   “Each board member brings a skill set and a deep-seated commitment to our communities to the table, allowing us to expand our reach into the community”, said Mike Lackland, Chairman of the Board.  “We know that his role at the Y will be a productive one.”