Executive Staff

The Executive Staff runs the daily operation of the YMCA for both campuses, leads the fundraising effort, coordinates support staff, and secures foundation and grant support for the continued operation of the organization.

Tim Cahhal
Interim CEO

BAS – Organizational Leadership – University of Wyoming

Tim is an outdoors enthusiast, dabbling in many activities that mountain culture has to offer. He has served the community as a trainer, coach, official, league commissioner, or board member for multiple youth and adult programs over the past 17 years. He is an ambassador to outside organizations that share our mission of finding your best self in the pursuit of lifelong health and wellness. Tim is omnipresent at the Y, ensuring that all facets of the organization meet the standards that our members have come to expect. 

Beau Gardiepy
Member Experience / Health and Wellness Director

AS – Exercise and Movement Science with additional certificates and accreditations

Beau is an avid outdoorsman, martial artist, and bladesmith with a lifelong passion for health and fitness. Beau has been involved in nearly every aspect of the fitness industry since 1996 as an accredited Trainer, Group Exercise Instructor, and Facilities Manager. 

Janell Happs
Aquatics Director – American Red Cross Trainer

Janell has been involved in the YMCA community for 10+ years where she started as a lifeguard and branched into teaching lessons, training CPR classes, and running the aquatics program. Janell is excited to further support the Buffalo community with lessons, trainings, and knowledge however possible.

Aracely Castro
Aquatics Lead Staff