Reading, Padworth, Caversham

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Central Services Team
Arlene Kersley
Arlene Kersley Chief Executive Officer
About me
I joined YMCA Reading August 2017 having previously served on the Board of Trustees I was very familiar with the very good work that is done with young people here. Previously I worked for CCB championing affordable housing in rural communities.

I have lived and travelled all over the world, love to read and cook. Used to like to run, but those days are gone replaced by a passion for yoga.
Rachel James
Rachel James HR & Training Manager
About me
As the HR & Training Manager for YMCA Reading, my role is to provide effective HR functions across the organisation and support the CEO and Managers to effectively achieve their business strategies. I was recently heavily involved in the organisations achievement of Investors In People Silver Award. Having taken up running a few years ago, I have completed the Reading Half Marathon and various 5km and 10km races. In 2015, I have started running 10km cross country muddy races, which includes overcoming various obstacles (climbing, crawling, weights), freezing cold water challenges and lots of mud!
Maureen Cripps
Maureen Cripps Office Administrator
About me
I am the Office Administrator and manage all the external bookings for the YMCA facilities. I assist with the invoicing and am the secretary to the Board of Trustees.
Bill Copeland
Bill Copeland Financial Controller (Volunteer)
About me
I am Bill and I am in and out of the office throughout the week. I am in charge of banking, expenditures, payroll and other financial enquiries. I volunteer for the company as I have previously worked as a accountant for another company before I retired.
Ray Tapken
Ray Tapken Fundraiser (Volunteer)
About me
Ray Tapken is YMCA Reading's fundraiser and newsletter writer. Ray fundraises for the extra costs that are very much needed for the YMCA to keep developing and improving. Ray has been with us for over 15 years volunteering his services to our organisation. Ray has written over 400 newsletters for us and fundraised thousands of pounds. We are truly grateful for Ray's exceptional effort and participation.
Kushinga Hare Receptionist
About me
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