New Britain – Berlin YMCA

MNBBY Promotes Ashley Jordan

The Meriden-New Britain-Berlin YMCA announces the promotion of Ashley Jordan to Assistant Branch Executive  Director for the New Britain and Berlin YMCA branches.

Ashley began her YMCA career in 2012 as a lifeguard at the New Britain YMCA. She was promoted to Aquatics Director in 2015 and most recently was advanced to Assistant Branch Executive Director. In her new role Ashley will help ensure the success of Aquatics, Health and Wellness and Youth Development programs for the New Britain and Berlin communities and bring new programs from creation through implementation. Ashley will also assist Branch Executive Director Marci Moskal with facility management.

Ashley recently graduated from CCSU with her bachelor’s degree in psychology which she completed while working full time at the YMCA. 

Both members and staff have praised Ashley’s work.

“Ashley Jordan is absolutely wonderful. Ashley has made the pool area a better place from day one when she began as a lifeguard. She has done a wonderful job bringing her staff up to her level of excellence,” said member Kristine Hoffman. 

“Ashley constantly steps up not only to do what is asked of her but always goes above and beyond to serve our communities. I could not ask for a better right hand person to help me lead the New Britain and Berlin branches,” said Marci Moskal, Branch Executive Director. 

“We are excited about Ashley’s passion for serving the Y’s mission and making an even greater impact in the lives of kids, families and adults in our communities,” said John Benigni, CEO of the Meriden-New Britain-Berlin YMCA.  

 About the Y

As the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community, we are dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. Every day our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a teacher, coach or camp counselor inspires a child and when neighbors come together for the common good.

Here are some of the highlights of how the MNBBY served our community last year. The MNBBY:

  • Provided over $1,235,498 in scholarships for membership and programs (no one is turned away for inability to pay for those who demonstrate need)
  • Employed 837 people and provided disadvantaged Meriden Youth with summer job opportunities so that they may learn valuable employment skills in their first job
  • Provided outdoor fun, adventure and friendship at Mountain Mist and Camp Thundermoon
  • Expanded our high quality affordable child care offerings for working families
  • Kept members active, healthy and connected to improve their mind, body and spirit
  •  Introduced new programs for adults including Salsa Lessons, Adult Painting and Brain Gym in Meriden, Belly Dancing in New Britain, and Pickleball in both locations
  • Taught children and adults the lifesaving skill of swimming
  • Provided youth and adult sport lessons and leagues
  • Fostered creativity through arts, dance and STEM programs
  • Provided our Child Watch babysitting service at no extra charge to our full members with family memberships
  • Distributed and delivered over 500 holiday to-go meals on Thanksgiving Day and again on Christmas Day plus gave out toys from Santa
  • Housed over 80 men in our Hart House Member-In-Residence Program and provided holiday meals for them.

For more information about the Meriden–New Britain–Berlin YMCA visit our websites at and