President and CEO
Merrimack Valley YMCA
Frank Kenneally is currently the President and CEO of the Merrimack Valley YMCA based in Lawrence, MA. Frank has been a leader in the Y Movement for thirty years, all with The Merrimack Valley Y. As a life-long resident of the Merrimack Valley, Frank brings a unique perspective and understanding of the communities the Y serves. This understanding has led to several creative and innovative approaches by the Y to address community needs around food insecurity, educational inequalities and bridging communities. Frank is a leader in promoting collaboration among state and local governments, educational institutions, healthcare providers and other nonprofits to address the issues in Northeast MA. He started his career in Camping and Aquatics and has held several program and executive positions leading up to being named President and CEO in July 2019.
In addition to his Y work, Frank is very active in the Merrimack Valley community and regionally serving on several volunteer boards and committees, most recently joining the Board of Epilepsy Foundation New England. Frank is also Adjunct Faculty in the Health Sciences Department at Merrimack College in North Andover, MA. Frank lives in North Andover, MA with his wife Amy and their three sons Sean, Jason and Aaron.
Frank is a graduate of Salem State University, earning a B.S. in Sport, Fitness, and Leisure Studies. He also earned a M.S. from Springfield College in Human Services Organizational Leadership and a Certificate in Non-Profit Business Leadership from Mendoza College of Business at The University of Notre Dame.