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Southie’s own Eileen MacNeil named as the new Executive Director of Huntington Ave. YMCA

The YMCA of Greater Boston is pleased to welcome Eileen MacNeil as the new Executive Director for the Huntington Avenue YMCA.

The South Boston resident brings more than 14 years of experience advancing youth development and education in Boston. As Paraclete’s former Executive Director, she focused on personnel development, strengthening that non-profit’s advancement and program activities. There, she oversaw educational, culinary, mentoring and after-school and summer learning programs.  Prior to Paraclete, she served as a Senior Manager at Deloitte where she helped global clients to implement secure infrastructures that drive growth.

As an active member of the Boston community, MacNeil helped to implement “Southie Family Fun Day,” now in its 10th year, and helped to launch Summer Fun in the City programming for thousands of families. As a mother of two children, both of whom are in the Boston Public School system, she knows the importance of creating access to diverse opportunities for people of all ages.

“I am thrilled to be working with the Huntington Avenue Board, Boston Community and entire Y team to provide quality programs that surpass our members’ expectations and ensure that youth have the opportunity to develop skills that prepare them for a rewarding life,” says MacNeil. “Boston is my home and I know that the Y has an extraordinarily talented team that is as passionate as I am about providing opportunities so that our entire community can become stronger and healthier together.” 

MacNeil holds degrees in International Service & International Economics from American University in Washington D.C. She serves on the SBNDC board. When she’s not in the office, she enjoys skiing, playing and coaching soccer, spending time with her family. 

“The YMCA of Greater Boston prides itself on attracting top talent to guide the organization in creating a community of caring people to improve health and empower youth and families,” says James Morton, YMCA of Greater Boston President and CEO. “Eileen’s experience managing nonprofits and organic connection to the City of Boston will surely make a positive impact on individuals and families in the area.”

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.