The Ozarks Regional YMCA was established in Springfield in 1888, and our association is made up of eight family centers, including two Springfield locations, Ward Downtown YMCA and Pat Jones YMCA, Ozark Mountain Family YMCA in Hollister, Monett Area YMCA, Cassville YMCA, Dallas County Area YMCA in Buffalo, Lebanon Family YMCA, YMCA Camp Wakonda and the School Age Services branch.

The Y is for everyone. Our programs, services and initiatives enable kids to realize their potential, prepare teens for college, offer ways for families to have fun together, empower people to be healthier in spirit, mind and body, prepare people for employment, welcome and embrace newcomers and help foster a nationwide service ethic.


And that's just the beginning.


The Ozarks Regional YMCA is a not-for-profit organization that believes no one should be denied access to membership and/or programs due to the inability to pay. These funds are subsidized through the United Way of the Ozarks and through the Y Impact Campaign.


Our organization continues to reflect a commitment to excellence in everything we do. We focus our work in three key areas of impact, because nurturing the potential of children, helping people live healthier and supporting our neighbors are fundamental to strengthening communities. We believe that to bring about meaningful change in individuals and communities, we must be focused and accountable.


At the Y, we measure the success of our cause by how well we engage communities in our three areas of impact:

  • Youth Development: Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.

  • Healthy Living: Improving the nation's health and well-being.

  • Social Responsibility: Giving back and providing support to our neighbors.









Rachael Dockery - Chair

Missouri State University, General Council

Christian Lewis - Vice Chair 

Vice President, Commercial Lending, Simmons Bank

Brian Todd - Treasurer/Finance Chair

Partner, BKD, LLP

David Wieland - Secretary

Wieland & Condry, LLC, Attorney at Law (Springfield)

Mike Farquhar - Immediate Past Chair

Owner Pella Products of Arkansas & Missouri

Shannon Boggs - Past Chair

Assistant Vice President, Merrill Lynch


Blaine Broderick

Assistant Principal, McGregor Elementary School

Kelly Byrne

Real Estate Developer, Say You Can LLC

Callie Carroll

Fundraising & Alumni Relations, Missouri State University


Richard M. (Mike) Chiles

President, Emerald Ops LLC (YMCA Camp Wakonda)


Jeff Davis

Attorney, Turner, Reid, Duncan, Loomer & Patton P.C.

Steve Dooley

Manager, White River Marine Group

Mike Garrett

Judge, retired (Monett)


Wade Hermansen

Dry Gulch Manufacturing, Owner (Cassville)

Pat Neal

Retired (Lebanon)

Dan Prater

Senior Managing Consultant, BKD


Sam Spencer

VP Operations, Mercy Hospital


Joe Young

Community Banker, Simmons Bank

Josh Wignall

Director of Marketing, EFCO (Monett)




There is no other volunteer organization quite like the Y. That's because in 10,000 communities across the nation, we have the presence and partnerships not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting and personal change.

We're looking for board members to help lead the Ozarks Regional YMCA in responding to our neighborhood's social needs while strengthening the foundation of community. 


Think you'd be a fit?