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 Miner
Chief Executive Officer

Yale University – Political Science
Juniata College – Business Management

Tim has a colorful business background, holding executive positions with a few different for-profit companies in the past. His focus is on fundraising, digital systems, and community relations which he believes combine perfectly to best engage the community that we serve at the Johnson County YMCA.

Tim Cahhal
Operations Director

Completing BAS – University of Wyoming – Organizational Leadership

Tim has been a coach, official and league commissioner for multiple sports programs over the last 12 years. He is omnipresent at the Y and the sports ambassador to the schools and other organizations that we serve through youth and adult athletics.

Nate Griffith
Membership Coordinator

AS – General Studies from Sheridan College
AS – Computer Information Systems from Sheridan College
Completing BS – Cybersecurity and Information Assurance from Western Governors University

Nate has a background in computer-related fields including graphic design and computer maintenance. After a number of years as a Front Desk staff member, Nate was invited to join our Executive Team as Membership Coordinator.

Caleb Cohoon
Aquatics Coordinator

BS – St Cloud State University – Health and Physical Education
Head Swim Coach – Buffalo Swim Club

Caleb practically grew up here at the Y participating in swim lessons, youth sports, and many other activities throughout his youth. He now loves being outdoors hiking, fishing, camping, and hunting and is excited to share his experience with others. His focus is on creating a love for the water through different activities in the aquatic environment.

Seth Fischer
Athletics and Fitness Coordinator

ISSA Certified – International Sports Sciences Association
Certified Fitness Trainer
Specialist in Fitness Nutrition
Specialist in Group Fitness
Specialist in Senior Fitness
Youth Fitness Trainer

Seth is a Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor, PE teacher, and Coach here at the Y and other organizations around the community. It is his focus to promote healthy living and enjoyment of an active lifestyle. 

Josie Schmitt
Camp 307 Coordinator

BS – Environmental and Outdoor Education from University of Minnesota Duluth

Josie has extensive outdoor education and adventure background. She’s worked as a canoe guide and naturalist in Minnesota taught outdoor education in West Virginia and was a raft guide in Oregon. Her favorite thing about her job is getting kids into the outdoors and connecting them to the natural world. When not at the Y you’ll probably find her out hiking in the Bighorns or canoeing in the Boundary Waters.

Kamisha Blakeman
Preschool Coordinator

BS – Early Childhood Special Education from Black Hills State University
BS – Elementary Education from Black Hills State University

Kamisha has taught special education from birth to secondary for three years in California. She has also taught preschool special education for 8 years in Fairbanks, AK. She enjoys hiking, skiing backcountry and downhill, swimming, and many other activities. She is very excited to be joining the team at the Y coaching and watching young children.