Board Leadership - David M. Carcieri

David M. Carcieri

President and Chief Executive Officer
Greater Somerset County YMCA

David leads the stewardship and management of the nearly 30,000 membership of Greater Somerset County YMCA. The New Jersey-based association is comprised of full-service branches including Bridgewater YMCA, Hillsborough YMCA, Somerset Hills YMCA and Somerville YMCA, as well as Plainfield YMCA—a Y without walls—and programming at off-site locations in surrounding communities such as Bernardsville and Franklin Township.

Greater Somerset County YMCA was formed under David’s leadership. It is the result of a merger between Somerset Hills YMCA and Somerset Valley YMCA in 2015, a charter for Plainfield YMCA in 2019, as well as the concurrent expansion and innovation of programs and services in support of neighboring community needs.

In his role, David guides the strategic direction, capital improvement and long range financial stability of the organization. He maximizes community partnerships, board development and transformative mission-based program development through his expert guidance of the organization’s philanthropic efforts—which were recognized in 2019 with NAYDO’s prestigious Eagle Award.

Prior to joining Somerset Hills YMCA in 2012 as president and chief executive officer, David served as senior executive director for Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges, overseeing total operations for both the Sussex County YMCA and Wayne YMCA branches. David’s career with the Y spans nearly 25 years, beginning at the YMCA of Greater Providence in Rhode Island in 1996.

David serves as past president of the New Jersey YMCA Alliance and past chair of its Public Policy Committee. He is a member of YMCA Employee Benefits Management Committee and past president of the New Jersey chapter of YMCA Professional Network. David is a trustee for Somerset County Business Partnership.

David holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Rhode Island.