Athens YMCA CEO
As the CEO, Shae Wilson-Gregg brings nearly 20 years of experience to the YMCA movement, specifically the Athens YMCA. Her career at the Athens YMCA began in 1999 at the age of 19.
Twenty years of experience includes working as a part-time after school and athletic coach, program coordinating, serving as assistant youth director, becoming the youth and athletic director, taking on the hat of associate executive director, and becoming the CEO in November of 2013.
Shae holds a bachelor of science degree in psychology and a master’s degree in business administration. She is married to a wonderful man named Rob Gregg (whom she met at the Athens YMCA) and has one daughter, MaryAiken, and a pet child - pug Clementine.
706.543.6596 ext. 1024
Executive Director of Athens Y Camp for Boys and Camp Chattooga for Girls
Edward Schaefer lives in Toccoa, Georgia with his wife Paula and three children, Paul, Garland, and Spencer. Edward is a graduate of Liberty University with a degree in Youth Ministries. He has been a part of AYC since his youth having gained over 35 years of experience with the camps.
Mathew Fuller, also referred to as Coach Fuller, started at the Y as a Camp Kelley kid. Moving through the years, Fuller was active in the majority of sports offered at the Y, participated in the Leaders in Training program during the summer months, and later became an after school and summer camp coach. His most recent positions at the Y have been Athletic Coordinator and Assistant Day Camp Director.
Coach Fuller graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Health Promotion and Behavior with an emphasis in Health Services. He is pictured here with his fiancée Abby and puppy child Juno.
Ben Schultz has been with the Y for a number of years and has served as the Aquatics Director since 2004. He is married to Holly and they have two beautiful children.
Ben says that he is a former genius, now cartoonish icon representing the word “smart” in plumbing and pool maintenance. Sometimes he just wants to give it all up and become a handsome billionaire.
706.543.6596 ext. 1032
Building Operations Director
Tammy Langford started her 20+ year career with the Athens Y while attending UGA. She began as a coach and child watch staff. After completing her B.S. in Sociology and Criminal Justice, Tammy was promoted to Assistant Adult Program Director. In 2005, Tammy became the Building Operations Director.
706.543.6596 ext. 1038
Laura Osborne is the Finance Director of the Athens YMCA. Her Y career began in 2001. She was promoted to Finance Director in 2007. Laura enjoys spending time with her 4 children. Laura says the YMCA inspires her daily!
Marketing & Campaign Director
Abby became a part of the Athens YMCA in 2006 when she began as a Leader in Training with Camp Kelley. Over the years, Abby has served as an afterschool and summer day camp coach and coordinator. Her most recent positions have been Development & Marketing Coordinator and Assistant Day Camp Director. She is excited to now serve as the Marketing & Campaign Director and loves being able to give back to an organization that has given so much to her throughout the years.
A native of Watkinsville, Georgia, Abby has an undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and an MBA from Indiana University. Outside of the Y, Abby enjoys cheering on the Dawgs, running, and spending time with friends, family, fiancé Mathew and puppy children Juno and Bella.
Membership and Development Director
Jacqueline Shirley started her Y journey in college as a Day Camp Counselor in 2007. She has since served as a coordinator and Director in the Youth and Membership Departments. She now serves as the Membership and Development Director. She is honored to be a part of the Y team, and she enjoys participating in a movement that promotes the spiritual, mental and physical health of youth and adults. Outside of the Y, she loves spending time with her family and chocolate lab: CC.
706.543.6596 ext. 1034
Elyse Giles has been with the Athens YMCA since 2002 and has served as the Wellness Director since 2008. Elyse loves teaching classes, meeting the Y members and being a part of the Athens community. She is very grateful that the Y is a family-oriented place as her 3 children have grown up at the Y! Her passion is fitness and family and the Y is the perfect place for her to be.
706.543.6596 ext. 1026
Youth & Family Program Director
Gina Jackson is a native Athenian. Growing up as a Youth Y member, Gina participated in dance, tennis, basketball and swimming. Gina considers the Athens Y her second home. She is very grateful and honored to be a part of the leadership and legacy that has been established at the Athens YMCA. Gina has a bachelor’s degree in Human Services Delivery & Administration with a minor in Sociology.
706.546.6596 ext. 1023
Assistant Director of Operations
Kasey first came to the Athens YMCA when he started college at the University of Georgia. Around the Y, he is better known as Coach Kasey and has served as an afterschool and summer camp coach and coordinator. He is looking forward to serving as the Assistant Director of Operations and giving back to the community that opened its arms to him. Coach Kasey recently finished an undergraduate degree in Consumer Economics at the University of Georgia. When not coaching at the Y, Kasey spends his time with friends, family, and his fluffy dog named Kota.
706.546.6596 ext. 1040