Valley YMCA gets new director

Barbara Moore
Barbara Moore

Barbara Moore is the new executive director of the Valley YMCA in Ansonia, a branch of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA.

Moore will continue to serve as association membership director and YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program leader while also serving in the new position.

She recently was the Stratford YMCA program executive and association-level Healthy Initiatives director.

Moore previously worked for the YMCA at a branch in Virginia, helping to launch a youth obesity initiative and being a health and wellness director.

She served in the U.S. Navy in aviation electronics. She was born and raised in Ansonia, which she now calls home.

The local YMCA has been a part of the Valley community since 1866, serving residents in Shelton, Ansonia, Derby, Oxford and Seymour.

The Valley branch has a swimming pool and recently renovated the cardio and strength rooms. It offers a variety of recreation and other classes, plus afterschool child care and summer camp programs.