Anne N. BrigisPresident & CEO YMCA of Long Island
When Anne volunteered as a young teenager at the Flushing YMCA, her local home
town Y, she never imagined it would be the beginning of her life’s work.
Upon graduation she embarked on a successful career on Madison Avenue, but Anne’s love
and passion of helping others brought her back to the Flushing YMCA. After seven
years at the Flushing Y, she accepted a position as Associate Executive Director of the
newly built Great South Bay Branch. It was clear Anne had a great vision for her
YMCA and was appointed Executive Director. Excitement, accomplishment and
movement characterized those first few years. She continued to rise thru the ranks
and on July 1, 2012 she achieved her dream of becoming President & CEO of The
YMCA of Long Island.
Anne’s priority has always been serving the Long Island communities with a spectrum
of programs that center on the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect and
responsibility. Hope, dedication, drive, transformation, passion, nurturing, confident,
connected and inspiring are just a few words to describe who we are, what we do and
what we strive to mean to our members, staff, volunteers and the community. A
proven YMCA organizational leader with more than 30 years of YMCA executive
management experience, outstanding communicator who enjoys engaging community
leaders and volunteers to advance our mission. More than transforming lives, our Y
under her leadership has made a lasting impact.
Anne has been recognized several times for her exemplary leadership. She is most
proud of the awards received from the AYP and Leadership Achievement in 1998 and
again in 2004. Additionally, Anne was awarded the “Save a Child” award from the
Rotary Gift of Life in 1993 and LIBN “Top 50 Women of 2007.” In 2010, she was
unanimously selected for the Great South Bay Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
“Ambassador of the Arts” and in 2015, received the Achiever’s Award from the Long
Island Center for Business and Professional Women and most recently, in 2016 she
was listed in LIBN “Who’s Who of Professional Women.”
Anne serves as Associate Board Member for Bethpage Federal Credit Union; a
member of YNAN Steering Committee; Chair of the New York State Alliance, Y-USA
Nationwide CEO Taskforce, and Vice Chair YMCA Employee Management Committee.
Anne lives happily with her husband Anthony, in Sea Cliff and is the proud Mom of Joy