Cindy Mangels, Associate Executive Director
Cindy Mangels joined the Kearney Family YMCA in 1992. Since coming to the Y she has served as the Family Center Manager and is currently the Associate Executive Officer. She developed and implemented the Corporate Membership Program, Physicians Prescription Program, and streamlined the Membership Assistance Program. Cindy’s leadership skills have been recognized by her staff, peers and community organizations.
She grew up in Kearney Nebraska and serves on the Leadership Kearney board, having served as Youth Leadership Chair, ARC of Buffalo County, past board member of AYP and is a member of the Envoy’s Club which is a women’s group whose purpose is to serve as a public relations arm of the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce. Cindy has coordinated Healthy Kids Day for the Kearney Y the past several years and has developed the program into a community wide event.
Cindy teaches Listen First and is a Faculty Trainer for the National YMCA. Listen First is the core skill in the YMCA Connection Plan. It outlines the skills necessary to truly “hear” what our members, our staff, our colleagues are saying so we can meet their needs. This training has allowed the Kearney YMCA to grow and impact the community.
She has two adult sons and an adult daughter and is married to Greg. She enjoys time with her family, meeting people, exercising, and living by the lake.
Cindy has never met a stranger and is fast to make friends! She believes that when you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world.Back to Our Leadership