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The Y Mission - Leadership Team

Cesar Silva Interim President and CEO/Chief Administrative Officer

Cesar Silva joined the YMCA in Greater Charlotte in March 2020 after serving nearly six years with the Houston YMCA, most recently as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Prior to that he spent twelve years in various operational and leadership roles with Gateway Region YMCA. Cesar has led and served a variety of Y-USA initiatives focused on innovation, partnerships and service. As CAO, Cesar leads the YMCA of Greater Charlotte enterprise functions to ensure organizational alignment and strategy. Cesar holds a B.S. from Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee and an MBA from Lindenwood University in Missouri. Cesar and his wife, Michelle, have three children – Julia, Christian and Emmanuel. 

Steve Bowers Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer

Steve Bowers joined the YMCA of Greater Charlotte in 2003 and is a proven operator with 30 years of progressive YMCA experience in programming, membership and philanthropy. He has successfully managed multi-million dollar projects, partnerships, and collaborative business agreements, and he has a passion for serving under-resourced communities. As chief operating officer, Steve oversees all operations at YMCA of Greater Charlotte branches and overnight camps, operational risk, as well as youth development, membership and healthy living.

Dean Jones Senior Vice President/Chief Development Officer

Dean Jones is responsible for leading the organization's philanthropic and charitable giving programs. Since becoming the Y’s chief fundraiser in 2000, Dean’s leadership and efforts have raised the $165 million in charitable funding for Y programs and initiatives that change lives. Dean is a 1982 graduate of Davidson College. He worked in the commercial lending division of Wachovia in Winston-Salem prior to joining the Development Office at Davidson College, where he served as the Director of Development during the college's $150 million fundraising campaign. Dean and his wife, Jane, have three children, Tanner, Nate and Sarah Grace.

Brooke Reddington Senior Vice President/Chief Human Capital Officer

Brooke Reddington joined the YMCA of Greater Charlotte in 2014 after 12 years of professional experience including retail operations management, merchandising, product purchasing, and human resources at a four diamond luxury resort. As Senior Vice President of Human Capital, Brooke leads the Y’s efforts to develop and support Y employees. Brooke oversees the organization’s human resources, leadership development and training, and staffing and recruitment teams. Born and raised in Tuscaloosa, Brooke holds a bachelor’s degree in business and earned her MBA-HR in 2009. Brooke and her husband, Michael, have one son, Gabriel.