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.








Mike Farquhar - Chair

Owner Pella Products of Arkansas & Missouri

Rachael Dockery - Vice Chair

MSU, General Council

Brian Todd - Treasurer/Finance Chair

Partner, BKD, LLP

David Wieland - Secretary

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

Shannon Boggs - Immediate Past Chair

Assistant Vice President, Merrill Lynch


Richard M. (Mike) Chiles

President, Emerald Ops LLC (YMCA Camp Wakonda)


Mike Garrett

Judge, retired (Monett)


Dwight Rahmeyer

Retired (Springfield)


Dan Prater

Senior Managing Consultant, BKD


Christian Lewis

Vice President, Commercial Lending, Simmons Bank


Catherine Reade

Attorney, Haden, Cowherd & Bullock, LLC.


Tom Baird IV

Conco, VP of Sales & Marketing (YMCA Camp Wakonda)


Wade Hermansen

Dry Gulch Manufacturing, Owner (Cassville)


Sharon Richter


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