John Winchesteristhe Executive Director of the Northwest branch of the YMCA of Southern Arizona,a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of human life and to helping all people realize their fullest potential through the development of Spirit, Mind, and Body. These goals are accomplished through programs in health and wellness, youth development, youth sports, aquatics, and a host of community partnerships that bring our community together in a physical space.
After spending the last decade working in community outreach, communications, and nonprofit and public management, John understands that through collaboration and partnerships we build stronger ties and stronger communities.
John worked to build one of the leading and most active grassroots student organizations in the country with Christians United for Israel. He also expanded the outreach program for The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies to be the largest in the country among similar academic units and one of the foremost at the University of Arizona.
John is a native of Tucson where he lives with his wife Fernanda and four beautiful children. He has received several recognitions for his work in the community and was named one of Tucson’s40 under 40 by the Arizona Daily Star and the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in 2016. He is a Flinn-Brown Fellow through the Arizona Civic Leadership Academy and is a member of the Emerging Leaders Council though the Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce. He holds a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Arizona
Sierra Boyer, Community Promotions and Marketing Manager
City of Tucson Parks and Recreation
900 S. Randolph Way
Tucson, AZ 85716
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter |
Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. I graduated from Sabino High School and went to college on a softball scholarship to Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, where I was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame in 2014. I got a Bachelors’s degree in Sports Management and Marketing. I began my career in Parks and Recreation in Huntersville, NC. I moved back to Tucson in 2012 when I became the Community Promotions and Marketing Manager for Tucson Parks and Recreation. I have a husband, a 3-year-old son, and a 1-year-old daughter.
Director of Communications
Tucson Metro Chamber
(520) 792-2250 X127
Heather’s the driving force behind most anything written at the Tucson Metro Chamber including the Chamber Edge magazine, print ads, radio spots, social media posts, press releases, event speeches, newsletters and more. She comes from a publishing background where she wrote features, edited the work of freelance writers, and managed online content and official visitor guides for clients in the tourism industry across the United States.
Heather hails from Maryland and graduated from the University of Arizona after she transferred from Boston University where she was too darn cold. And now that she’s lived in Tucson for 30 years, she considers it home.