Staff Directory

Leadership Team

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Brad Toft

President and Chief Executive Officer

Brad Toft joined the YMCA of Greater Toledo as President and CEO in April 2013. Prior to moving to Toledo, Brad served as CEO of the Ozarks Regional YMCA in Springfield, Missouri since 2002. Brad's 27-year Y career began at the Y in Sioux Falls, South Dakota as a Program Director. A year later, he was promoted to Senior Director/Camp Director. In 1995, he accepted the position of Executive Director of the Shiawassee Family YMCA in Owosso, Michigan. From there, his Y career continued as Executive Director of the Mankato Family YMCA in Minnesota. Brad has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota.

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Casey Holck

Sr. Vice President and Chief Operations Officer

Casey Holck joined the YMCA of Greater Toledo as Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer in September 2013. Before coming to Toledo, he had been with the Ozarks Regional YMCA in Springfield, Missouri since 2001, serving as the District Executive Director and interim CEO toward the end of his tenure. Casey also worked for the YMCA of Greater Des Moines beginning in 1996. Casey's experiences in Missouri and Des Moines included aquatics, fitness, and child care. Casey attended University of Northern Iowa, receiving a degree in Community Health Education.

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Phil Platz

Chief Financial Officer

Platz came to the Y from being the Director of Audit and Accounting/Treasurer at Mosley, Pfundt, Platz and Glick, Inc., a Maumee accounting firm. Prior to that, he worked for Tebay Mosley Associates and Ernst and Young LLP. He is a 1991 graduate of the University of Toledo with a degree in accounting, and is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Valuation Analyst. In addition to his professional credentials, Platz has been active as a volunteer in the non-profit sector. He is the Treasurer of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Northwest Ohio, and has held leadership positions at the International Institute of Toledo and St. Pius X.

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Mark Brunsman

Chief Resource Officer

Mark Brunsman is the Chief Resource Officer for the YMCA of Greater Toledo. He began his YMCA career in 1987 as a Program Director at the West Toledo YMCA. Mark earned his Senior Director status through the YMCA of the USA in 1991. He is a YMCA of the USA trainer for Supervision and Problem Solving/Critical Thinking Management Modules. Mark has a Bachelor of Science degree as well as a Master of Science degree from the University of Toledo.

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Gordon MacRitchie

Chief Development Officer

Gordon MacRitchie joined the Y staff in January of 2017. Gordon was previously the Annual Campaign Director, working closely with staff and volunteers on raising support for financial assistance and funding programming throughout the association. Gordon became Chief Development Officer in December 2019. Prior to joining the YMCA of Greater Toledo, Gordon enjoyed 25 years in banking and development with 1st National Bank of Toledo, Fifth Third Bank, National City/PNC Bank, and the City of Toledo. Gordon is a 1985 graduate of the University of Toledo with a BBA in Finance and a 1981 graduate of Sylvania Northview HS. Gordon and his wife and daughters are lifelong Toledo area residents and have 2 grandsons. His first activities with the YMCA were like many who participated in a week at Storer Camps in 5th grade. Gordon also attended Freshman Camp at Storer where he would meet many of his lifelong college friends.

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Craig Palmer

Vice President of Youth Development & Educational Initiatives

Craig joined the YMCA of Greater Toledo in 2003 serving the Fort Meigs, South, Summit and University branches. In June of 2016 he moved from branch operations to assume the role of Vice President of Youth Development and Educational Initiatives. Previous to his service at the YMCA he spent 13 years as the Director of the Onsite Health Division at Harris HealthTrends, Inc. Craig has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Ohio University.

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Lesley Doria

Vice President of Child Care

Lesley Doria joined the YMCA of Greater Toledo in August 2004, and has held numerous positions in our child care sites from Preschool Teacher, Center Director and District Child Care Director. She also worked several years as a program director at the Fort Meigs YMCA running youth and adult sports and teen programs. In 2015, Lesley took a position as the Association Executive Director of Child Care, and transitioned into her current role in 2020. Before coming to Toledo, she had been with the Champaign Family YMCA in Urbana, Ohio since 2001, serving as the Day Camp Director, and Leader's Club advisor. Lesley attended Bowling Green State University, receiving a Bachelor's degree in Education.

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Becky Spencer

Vice President of Camping

Becky is a YMCA career professional who started her career at YMCA Storer Camps summer village director and then as an instructor in the Outdoor Education Program in 1981. In 1982 she moved to the Toledo Y where she developed, managed and grew the multi-site early education and afterschool education and care programs until 2008. While in this position, she worked closely with the Y-USA to develop training materials and training modules, was a leader on the Ohio Alliance of YMCA's and worked on funding and quality initiative at the state level. Becky also spent three years with the Central Florida as VP of Child Development and several years as the executive director of Partners in Education. She has experienced a lifetime of participation, commitment, leadership and passion for Storer Camps and how it can change lives. While she wasn't working directly in the camping field, she always stayed involved in training, marketing, and participation at camp. In 2012, she was the volunteer chair for the scholarship campaign. Mrs. Spencer received her Bachelors in Education from Bowling Green State University in 1980. Her accomplishments include in: Child Care Director of the Year, Y-USA; 2012 Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, 100 Women of Influence Award; 2010 Financial "Turn Around" Award, Central Florida YMCA; 2006 Community Partner Award, Lucas County Board of MR/DD.