The J.M. Tull-Gwinnett Family YMCA on Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville has named Suwanee resident Kim Nelson as the executive director, according to a news release. Nelson brings 12 years of professional Y experience to the position. Since 2007 she has served as associate executive director of the Ed Isakson/Alpharetta Family Y.
Nelson began her Y career in 2000 at the Ed Isakson/Alpharetta Family YMCA as the children’s services director, responsible for 12 after-school sites. She was promoted to the lead children’s services director, overseeing 24 after-school sites and year-round camp programs. She then became senior program director and supervised Adventure Guides, the play center, after-school, teen leadership, and camp programs.
“Because we believe everyone deserves an equal chance to reach their full potential, the Y has a strong commitment to meeting the needs of local communities. My focus will be opening doors and opportunities for all,” says Nelson. “We will continue to make a positive impact on children, teens, adults, and local neighborhoods served by the Tull-Gwinnett YMCA.”
Outside the Y, Nelson was a member of the Rotary Club of North Fulton and served a two-year term on the board. She is a Leadership North Fulton graduate and was a local school advisory committee business member. She also served on the Fulton County school disciplinary committee.
Nelson received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Elon College in North Carolina. She and her family have lived in Gwinnett County for 15 years. Her oldest child attends Roberts Elementary School.
The Y is a powerful association of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn grow and connect. Visit http://www.ymcaatlanta.org or call 770-963-1313.