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YMCA of Greenville staff announcement

YMCA of Greenville announced the positional changes of leadership team members Jarrod Covington, Cory Harrison, Julie Hollister, Lindsey Sease and Brian Vest as they accept additional responsibilities in association strategic initiatives to continue strengthening the Greenville community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

Jarrod Covington will serve as vice president of operations. Covington will lead all Advancing our Cause Committees to guide strategic growth, planning, program implementation, outreach, collaboration, and staff development for all branches. He will continue to oversee all aspects of the Prisma Health Family YMCA, including the planned expansion of this facility.

Cory Harrison will serve as vice president of overnight camping. Harrison will advance and implement strategic growth, planning, fundraising and development for YMCA Camp Greenville. Harrison will oversee the overall operations and growth of Camp Greenville, including overnight camping, family programs, adventure guides, Symmes Chapel (Pretty Place), endowment board, alumni development, programs, volunteer and staff development, financial development, community relations and collaborations with community agencies. In this role, Harrison represents the YMCA of Greenville on a national level with the American Camp Association and Y-USA Camping committees and leadership involvement.

Julie Hollister will serve in the position of vice president of youth and family services. Hollister will ensure the successful operation of all facets of youth and family programming including quality improvements and the development of new program initiatives, including process improvements, ensuring best practices in operations, participant experience, curriculum, quality standards, outcomes and measurements, staff leadership and development/training, volunteer recruitment, financial development, community relations, collaborations, partnerships and policy at the state and local level, budgeting, and financial results. Hollister will continue to be responsible for leadership of the Association Childcare programs, which include onsite Afterschool Programming, Day Camp, Sports and Aquatics Camps, Child Watch programs and RECESS.

Lindsey Sease will serve as vice president, marketing and communications for the YMCA of Greenville. Sease will continue to lead association-wide strategic development, creation, and execution of all membership, marketing and engagement activities. She will oversee the design and implementation of communication and public relations plans intended to position the YMCA of Greenville as the county’s preeminent charity of choice. Sease will focus on driving growth, innovation and quality improvement in all areas of membership and association engagement.

Brian Vest will serve as vice president of operations. Vest will oversee the overall operation of multiple branches including membership, marketing, programs, volunteer and staff development, financial development, community relations and collaborations with community agencies. Vest will steward the Y’s strategic priorities of all wellness initiatives across YMCA of Greenville branches bringing leadership and programmatic and administrative oversight to support the Branch Executives, Operational Directors and Wellness Director, aimed at ensuring excellent program quality, program offerings and establishing agencies.

YMCA of Greenville offers professional growth opportunities to its high-achieving leadership. With a long-standing policy of promoting from within whenever possible, the organization will continue to benefit from the staff’s years of experience and knowledge, helping the YMCA of Greenville advance its mission and improve the overall impact the Y has on all communities it serves.

To learn more about the YMCA of Greenville and the projects, programs, and services it supports, visit

About the YMCA of Greenville, SC

The YMCA of Greenville is a cause-driven non-profit organization. Our mission is, following the example of Christ, to build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves the health and well-being of our community and provides opportunities to give back and help support our neighbors. Founded in 1876, the Y serves more than 70,000 people annually through programs that include afterschool care, resident and day camps, aquatics, youth and adult sports, and health and wellness. Programs are offered through four family branches, as well as the Verdae YMCA, Y Camp Greenville, YMCA Judson Community Center and Hollingsworth Outdoor Center. The Y is also home to Y Teen Services and the SC Youth in Government programs.

For more information about the YMCA of Greenville, visit, or call (864) 412-0288.

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