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Hamilton Area YMCA names first female CEO in 66-year history

Hamilton, NJ – July 31, 2017 – Diana Zita, Hamilton Area YMCA’s interim CEO was named the organization’s permanent leader this week.  The appointment comes after Zita has led the organization over the last six months.  Zita has been at the Hamilton Area YMCA for over 7 years, formerly in the position of CFO where she worked to ensure the organization’s fiscal health and future security.  This appointment makes Zita the first female CEO in the organization’s 66-year history.

Speaking on behalf of the Board of Directors, Chairman John Cimino, said “The Board is very excited to work with Diana in her new role. Her leadership, dedication and commitment to the Hamilton Area YMCA positions the organization for continued growth and success.” Under the Board’s direction, Diana will continue to foster the Hamilton Area YMCA’s mission through vital programs and services that promote Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility, many of which are offered at low or no cost. 

“I can’t express how humbling this is. I am so grateful to the board of directors for their continued support and faith in me.  I look forward to continuing to lead such a vibrant organization, one that is committed to improving lives of those in our own community.”

About Diana Zita:

Diana Zita is a born and raised Hamiltonian. A graduate of McCorristin High School, she went on to study accounting at Manhattan College. After passing the CPA, she proceeded to work in the fast paced wall street environments at DLJ and Lehman Brothers in New York.  Expanding her career, Diana worked for a utility company and a Fortune 500 as a Corporate Treasury Manager.  After starting her family, she shifted her gaze back to her hometown with an aim to make a difference in the non-profit sector.  Diana has called the Hamilton Area YMCA home for the last seven years as the organization’s CFO.  An active member of the community, she sits on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Board and the Office of Minority and Multicultural Health Advisory Commission.  An avid concert-goer, and outdoor enthusiast, Diana resides in Yardville, with her two children. 

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Established in 1951, the Hamilton Area YMCA is a 501(c)3 non-profit community organization that promotes youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Our two branches play host to a variety of programs designed to nurture the potential of young people, improve our health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back to the community and support our neighbors. For more information about the Hamilton Area YMCA and the programs we offer, visit www.hamiltonymca.org.

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