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West Broad Street YMCA

Contact Norman Joyner

West Broad Street YMCA
Phone 912 233 1951
Fax 912 233 9698

West Broad Street YMCA names new CEO
ZaDonna Slay Named New CEO of West Broad Street
YMCA, Savannah, GA, May 21, 2014

The West Broad Street YMCA is pleased to announce
ZaDonna Slay as its new Chief Executive Officer. Slay
was selected after an exhaustive nationwide search
led by YMCA of the USA search professionals and a
local selection committee. The selection committee was composed of members of the
West Broad Street YMCA Board of Directors and community leaders.

Slay is the current executive director of the Savannah-Chatham Court Appointed Special
Advocates (CASA). She is a graduate of Herschel V. Jenkins High School and Savannah
State University, where she earned a Bachelors of Social Work. She earned a Masters
degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina. A Savannah native, Slay is
involved in many local organizations including Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. and The Links,
Incorporated. She has been named a top business leader under 40 by Savannah
Magazine and Business in Savannah, a Woman of Influence by WTOC and a Person of
Interest by the Savannah Morning News. She is also a graduate of Leadership Savannah
and the inaugural class of the Dale Carnegie Georgia CASA Leadership Academy.

We are very pleased to have ZaDonna lead this historic Savannah organization. We are
confident she will continue to grow the West Broad Street YMCA and be a policy leader
on issues effecting our families, said David Sneed, the chairman of the West Broad
Street YMCA Board of Directors.

The West Broad Street YMCA is one of five remaining Heritage Ys in the country and is
located in downtown Savannah on May Street. It serves all of Savannah, but has a

special mission for families of the Kayton and Frazier Public Housing Neighborhoods.
There are over 500 children in the area from families with a median income of $8,200
per year. The West Broad Street YMCA works to help these families end generational
poverty through education and enrichment programs.

It is an honor and an extremely humbling opportunity to be selected to continue the
historical legacy of the West Broad Street YMCA. I look forward to serving and working
with community residents, neighboring businesses, churches, and partner agencies in a
collaborative nature to meet the needs of our youth and families of the May Street
corridor and beyond, said Slay of her new capacity.

Slay will join the West Broad Street YMCA on June 9, 2014.

For more information contact Norman Joyner at 912 233 1951 or