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Bellevue
8101 Hwy. 100, Nashville, TN 37221
615-646-9622
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Bellevue

615-646-9622
8101 Hwy. 100, Nashville, TN 37221
Today's 4:45 a.m.-10 p.m.
Directions | More Hours

Staff Spotlight: Sam

January 28, 2019

Sam Stephens is the new Executive Director of the Bellevue Family YMCA. The Birmingham native has lived in Middle Tennessee almost half of his life, having come to Nashville to attend Belmont where he graduated with a BS in International Economics and a BA is Spanish. He comes to us after 15 years of service with the YMCA of Middle Tennessee, including stints at Camp Widjiwagan, the Margaret Maddox Family YMCA, and the Green Hills Family YMCA (twice). 

Sam started as a lifeguard at Camp Widjiwagan after college. From there, he spent time in Family Service at the Green Hills Y, before becoming Membership Director at the Margaret Maddox Y in East Nashville.

Judi Winfield-Ferri, Executive Director of the Maddox Y, says, "Sam has always exemplified true leadership by his innate sense of integrity and his ability to walk alongside people through truth, direction and dedication. He is one of those individuals who inspires us to do what is right and sees that challenges are opportunities to be better and do better. I believe that one of the reasons that Margaret Maddox YMCA flourished is because of his commitment to excellence. I loved walking alongside him through that journey."

After six years at the East Nashville facility, Sam was named Operations Executive Director at the Green Hills Y. He considers himself fortunate to have recently been named Executive Director of the Bellevue Y.

"The Bellevue Family YMCA has been an incredibly welcoming place," says Sam.  "I have had numerous people come up and introduce themselves to me just because I looked new; they had no idea know I was the new exec!"

He continues, "The Bellevue Y has such an amazing staff  and such dedicated board members and volunteers that all come together to serve an incredible community. This center truly embodies the YMCA’s cause of strengthening community. I feel very blessed to be a part of the Bellevue Family Y!"

 

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