Saratoga Regional YMCA Board of Directors Elects New Members

May 1, 2020

The Saratoga Regional YMCA is pleased to announce the election of two new members to the nonprofit’s board of directors.  The Y has 18 board members who set strategic direction and policy to guide the Y’s work of strengthening the community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

The Saratoga Regional YMCA welcomes new board members:

  • Erik Geizer, Deputy Executive Director & Corporate Compliance Officer, The Arc New York
  • Scott Peterson, founding partner of D’Orazio Peterson law office

“The Y is a volunteer-founded and a volunteer-led organization and I am grateful that these two highly capable Y members will be providing leadership to the Saratoga Regional YMCA,” said Rick Schumaker, President of the Board of Directors.  “I look forward to working with Erik and Scott, who bring their professional skills as well as their Y experience to further advance the Y’s mission.”

The Y extends a sincere appreciation to outgoing board member Paul Loomis, a Malta resident and Controller at Gilbane Building Company, for his dedication and service to the Y and its communities. 

“I thank Paul for his 9 years of service as a dedicated board member.  Paul has been a vital part of our board and provided much needed leadership and vision during our successful Malta capital project; which further expanded our membership and has allowed us to serve three times as many members in the new facility.”  Paul will continue to serve as a volunteer on the Y’s Capital Planning Committee.

Read more about the new board members below.

New Saratoga Regional YMCA Board Members:

Erik Geizer

Erik Geizer has more than two decades of progressive experience in management, quality improvement, compliance, training, internal controls, and investigations in the public and private sectors, with a specialization in health care, managed care, and services for individuals with disabilities.  He is the Deputy Executive Director for The Arc New York, the country’s largest not- for-profit organization for people with developmental disabilities, serving approximately 60,000 individuals, employing 30,000 people, and with annual revenues of more than $1.8 billion.  Erik is responsible for compliance and quality for The Arc New York’s operational Chapters and serves as both The Arc New York’s Corporate Compliance Officer and HIPAA Privacy Officer.  In addition to his focus on quality and compliance, he is responsible for facilitating Chapter collaborations and mergers and Chapter stabilization efforts.  As New York State readies to implement a managed care system, Erik is leading the effort to support local Chapters in establishing strategic partnerships to increase efficiencies and improve service delivery.  He is a Licensed Mental Health Clinician (LMHC), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a Certified Government Audit Professional (CGAP), and is Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC).  He graduated with a B.S. from SUNY Geneseo and a M.S. from SUNY Albany.

Scott Peterson

Scott M. Peterson is a founding partner of D'Orazio Peterson, a boutique firm that he owns in Saratoga Springs with his wife, attorney Giovanna D’Orazio.  Scott & Giovanna focus their practice on helping individuals, families and small business owners, by helping them plan for the future, and protecting their rights in serious injury and employment related matters.  Scott graduated from Albany Law School, where he served as a managing editor on the Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology, has been published in several publications including the New York Law Journal, and has frequently provided commentary for media outlets.  Scott is currently Treasurer of the Saratoga County Bar Association, is a member of the House of Delegates to the New York State Bar Association, and frequently speaks to groups of lawyers, students and the general public about legal topics of interest.  He is an alum of the Leadership Saratoga program, and he and Giovanna are very involved in supporting several local organizations.



About the Saratoga Regional YMCA
The Saratoga Regional YMCA is one of the area’s largest charitable organizations, serving more than 30,000 community members through a focus on Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.  With a mission focused on building a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all, the SRYMCA has five facilities and ten childcare locations across Saratoga and Southern Washington County. The YMCA also provides financial assistance for membership and programs like summer camp, child care, and swim lessons, so that no one is turned away due to an inability to pay.