McCorvey Center YMCA has new branch director

It was announced last week that Kari Davis will be the new branch director of the YMCA at the Cora McCorvey Center (formerly Heritage Park).

Davis has served in a leadership role in various nonprofits and brings a wealth of experience in both youth development and nonprofit leadership. She is a longtime supporter of the local community and has established many community engagement and collaborative partnerships.

Davis comes to the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities from the Sanneh Foundation, where she served as the chief administrative officer. Her duties included human resource compliance, coaching and leading staff, and managing the day-to-day operations of the foundation.

Prior to that position, she was the chief operating officer at Bolder Options, where she led staff in executing the ongoing strategic vision and mission of the organization, ensuring the continued delivery of the award-winning mentoring program and the growth of the healthy youth development programs.

In partnership with Darrell Thompson, Davis worked to secure proper funding to achieve the programmatic and organizational goals.

Davis was also a leader for the United Way, where she held positions of Children and Families Impact Team program manager and director of diversity and inclusion. She recently participated in and completed the Amherst Wilder Shannon Leadership Institute and is a graduate of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.


—Information provided by YMCA at the Cora McCorvey Center