Jerry Whortan is stepping down as CEO of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA.
Whortan’s 11-year tenure has seen the Y double the number of people served, expand its service area, add new programs, and develop facilities and programs at Meadowmont and in Chatham County.
New initiatives such as Boomerang, an onsite alternative to suspension program for middle- and high-school students, and a partnership with Darkness to Light, a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing child sexual abuse, have substantially extended the Y’s community-focused mission.
“I am so proud of all we have accomplished over this last decade and I’m confident the Y will continue to provide great services to our families,” Whortan said in a statement today.
In consultation with Y of the USA, the Board has arranged to have an interim CEO in place by June 4 and will begin a CEO search process immediately, said board chair Jennifer Trapani.