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Avalon Park YMCA & Titusville YMCA Executive Director Craig James

Craig James proudly serves as the Executive Director for the Titusville and Avalon Park YMCA Family Centers. Born and raised in Florida, Craig excelled professionally within the Y movement, having served in several roles at five YMCA locations across Central Florida. He first joined the Y family as a part-time wellness coach and personal trainer soon after graduating from the University of Central Florida. He hasn't left ever since, stating his mission is to leave a lasting impact on his community.

Craig credits his innovative and forward-thinking mindset for being able to grow Y programs through partnerships at the local, city, and county levels. He's most proud of the collaborative teams he gets to work with every day who pave a bright future for the Y to thrive in the communities they serve. Most recently, Craig was asked to serve as a Director of the Board for the Avalon Park Foundation, an organization dedicated to encouraging friends and neighbors to take part in positively influencing our community through service.

Craig is happily married to his wife, Kristy, and recently welcomed their daughter Olivia Mae into the world. They can't wait to put Olivia through the Y's infant survival program, Safe Start. When he's not working at either Family Center, you can find Craig enjoying the perfect Florida weather on the golf course.

My Y: "To make community needs paramount by collaborative leadership through strategic planning, volunteerism, philanthropy, and community engagement."

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