Staff Directory

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Richard West

Chief Executive Officer

Rich West joined the YMCA of Northern Utah in 2006. As Chief Executive Officer, Rich is responsible for strategic development and implementation for the organization. He also oversees operations as a whole: scheduling, directing, leading, troubleshooting, development and sales while managing finances and budgets. Rich’s background is in youth, health, and recreation management where he has thrived in growing and expanding programs. Rich has an MBA from Westminster College, an MS in Nutrition Science and Education from CSU Chico, and a BS in Biology from UC San Diego.

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Ashley Radel


Ashley Radel joined the YMCA of Northern Utah as Controller in 2018. She leads the organization's financial reporting, financial analysis and internal controls functions. Ashley is thrilled to fulfill her dream of working for a nonprofit organization that helps children, families and communities improve their lives and become the most successful versions of themselves. In 2005, Ashley began her career in the e-commerce, corporate training, construction and mining equipment, insurance, and vision care industries. Ashley holds an MBA from Utah State University and a BS in Accounting from Utah Valley University. She lives in Sandy, Utah with her husband and five children.

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Lee Vaughan

Director of Camping, Wasatch Region

Lee Vaughan joined the YMCA of Northern Utah in 2018 as the Director of Camp Roger. Originally from Auckland, New Zealand, Lee brought with him his 14 years of experience working in YMCA Camps in Massachusetts, New Zealand, Australia, China, Vietnam and Armenia. Lee is passionate about developing our up and coming generations by using the outdoors as the classroom. As each year passes he has seen first hand the benefits children get from these unique locations with amazing team of young and diverse staff. Lee's main goals revolve around continued improvement and strong stewardship of the YMCA of Northern Utah's resident and day camp programs in the Wasatch region. Lee received his Diploma in Outdoor Leadership at Auckland's (NZ) University of Technology. He has always had an affinity with the great outdoors and as a result he greatly appreciates the outdoor lifestyle in Utah!

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Tom Debole

Regional Director, Weber

Tom Debole serves as the Regional Director for Weber County. Tom's experience includes over 28 years with YMCAs on the east coast that includes anything from Waterfront Counselor to Associate Executive Director. In 2009, Tom took a break from the YMCA to be an entrepreneur and develop a top-notch Lacrosse program, run a national Lacrosse tournament, as well as create & publish a sports magazine. After ten years, Tom was ready to jump back into the YMCA world and joined the YMCA of Northern Utah team in 2020. He is excited to support the programs in Weber county and is passionate about building community relationships, seeing growth in our programs, and about expanding the YMCA presence in Ogden. When Tom isn’t at the Y, you can find him outside enjoying an active lifestyle. He likes to hike, bike, participate in sports, travel and is even training to hike Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania this fall!