Saratoga Regional YMCA Welcomes New Board President and Board Members

April 1, 2021

[Saratoga Springs, April 1, 2021] – The Saratoga Regional YMCA recently announced the appointment of its new Board President, Sue Commanda, CEO, Hudson River Community Credit Union; and two new board members, Anna Laloë, Geologist and Environmental Scientist, Arcadis; and Patrick Enright, CEO, Espey Manufacturing and Electronics Corporation; during its annual meeting on March 25th.


Sue Commanda replaces Rick Schumaker, CFO, The Fort Miller Group, as the organizations new Board President.  Commanda is currently the CEO of Hudson River Community Credit Union, a position in which she has held for more than 15 years.  The HRCCU is a state-chartered community credit union, currently serving Saratoga Warren, Washington, and Rensselaer counties through five branches.

“We look forward to working very closely with Sue over the next few years.  She will be invaluable to the Y as we continue to implement our strategic plan to achieve long-term financial viability,” says Scott Clark, CEO, Saratoga Regional YMCA.  “Financial stability will enable us to deliver exemplary programs and services, which in turn, will ensure that children are on track for a successful future, that individuals and families can improve their health and well-being, and that the communities we serve are stronger.”

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Rick Schumaker for his contributions over the past two years as Board President.  The past year has been like no other, and we were very fortunate for the oversight and leadership Rick provided to our organization throughout the pandemic, which continues to challenge, and negatively impact our nation, community, and Y.”


Anna Laloë
is currently a Geologist and Environmental Scientist with Arcadis, a global environmental consulting firm.  She received her BA in Geology from Carleton College, and a Master’s and PhD in Geology from the University of Cambridge, UK.  Laloë recently created Saratoga Shredders, a group of 100+ girls who participate in weekly mountain bike rides.  The Shredders mission is to introduce the sport to girls between the ages of 5-12 while also making it accessible for all.  Anna currently lives in Saratoga Springs with her two daughters Anne-Sophie and Zoe.


Patrick Enright
is currently the CEO of Espey Manufacturing and Electronics Corporation and has served in this position for six years.  Espey is a recognized industry leader of power conversion, magnetics, and build-to-print products, and dynamic lifecycle management services that support the demands of the defense and industrial markets.  Enright received his BS in Marine Engineering from Massachusetts Maritime Academy and currently has 30+ years’ experience in the defense and military market. He currently resides in Saratoga Springs with his wife and two children.

“Given their diverse professional and life experience, we are eagerly looking forward to the contributions of these two new directors who both want to make a profound impact in our community,” noted Clark.

A full list of board members can be found here.

###

About the Saratoga Regional YMCA
The Saratoga Regional YMCA is one of the area’s largest charitable organizations, serving more than 20,000 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 operates 11 childcare sites 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.