Focused on creating lasting change and impact for our community.

The Switzerland County YMCA is governed by our Board of Directors consisting of volunteers from throughout the community. These volunteers are community leaders with a passion to serve. Together, our Board of Directors is solely responsible for determining policy, approving the annual budget and determining the association goals.

Board of Directors

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Susie Swank

Switzerland County YMCA Board Member,  Chief Volunteer Officer, Board President

Hometown:  Cincinnati, Ohio


Phone Number: 540-220-4153

Susie joined the Switzerland County YMCA Board in May 2019.  Susie and her husband, Eric, moved to Switzerland County two years ago from Columbus, OH.  Prior to Columbus, they lived in Virginia for nine years while traveling to Vevay to spend time with family during the holidays.  Susie’s first stop when moving to Switzerland County was the YMCA. She has enthusiastically enjoyed her time at the YMCA where she has developed many friendships that share her passion for a healthy lifestyle.  She enjoys lap swimming, cycling and attending exercise classes throughout the week.  She is dedicated to sharing her passion for the Y by serving on the board and spreading the message of health and fitness within the local community.  Away from the YMCA, Susie can be found on her family farm tending to her animals and gardens.  She also enjoys horseback riding, road biking with friends and taking to the mountain biking trails at Versailles State Park in Ripley County.  Susie received her undergraduate degree at Northern Kentucky University. 

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George Selix

Switzerland County YMCA Board Member, Vice President

Hometown: Parsippany, New Jersey

Email address:

Phone Number: 704-206-9542

George Selix is a Learning Strategist and Architect, former Chief Learning Officer, and now, a business consultant, working out of Cincinnati, Ohio.  George spent the first part of his professional life as an Air Force special operations and combat rescue helicopter pilot, with assignments as an instructor pilot, operational test pilot, weapons school instructor, program manager, and staff officer.  He was instrumental in building the first integrated mission rehearsal and flight training simulators in DoD, as well as developing the theories of blended curricula that guided AF distance learning and initial skills acquisition training.  In the second half of his career, George focused on driving organizational performance by developing integrated learning and knowledge management systems, primarily in companies with a geographically distributed workforce.  He has won over 50 national individual and team awards for his work at Cendant (Century 21), Bank of America, Sun Microsystems, University of Wisconsin Healthcare and USAA.  Over his professional life, George’s philosophy on the intersection of learning and technology has matured from “deliver good training” to creating conditions that enable “individuals to perform like experts at the moment of need”, especially during times of rapid change.  This has led to a deep appreciation of the role of content and knowledge management systems/precepts as the necessary precondition for any real learning success.  It has also proven to be exceptionally important in organizational risk mitigation.  At USAA, George was able to put these thoughts into practice, developing a scalable framework for synchronizing both learning content and call center/business operations support data that has become a foundational asset for the 16,000 call center employees.  As a consultant, he is assisting State Farm in building an integrated KM-Learning strategy for the enterprise.  George has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Norwich University, a Master’s Degree in Industrial Management from Clarkson College, and a PhD in Organizational Learning from the University of New Mexico.  He also has the PMP and SPHR designations, has two intellectual property patents in the L&D field, and has been featured twice in Chief Learning Officer magazine.  In his free time, George competes nationally in Half Ironman triathlons and is the owner of a working cattle ranch.





Andrea Kappes

Switzerland County YMCA Board Member, Secretary

Hometown: Bennington, IN

Email Address:

Phone Number:  513-520-8185

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Patience Dean

Switzerland County YMCA Board Member, Treasurer

Hometown: Vevay, Indiana

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Patience grew up here in Vevay, IN. She was employed at the YMCA through high school and during college breaks. After graduating from Switzerland County High School in 2004 she attended Saint Joseph’s College. While obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, she competed on the women’s basketball team. After college she lived and worked in Indianapolis until work opportunities allowed her, her husband, and four children to return to Vevay where they now reside. Patience currently operates a photography business that specializes in high school seniors and families.

Andrea is a founding member of the YMCA. She is returning to the Board after several years away. She is a native to Switzerland County and graduated from Switzerland County High School.  She earned her undergraduate degree from Ball State University in elementary education. She currently lives on her family’s farm and is self-employed.

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Rosemary Bovard

Switzerland County YMCA Board Member

Hometown: Vevay, Indiana

Email Address:

Phone Number: 812-584-5555

Rosemary was born and lives in Switzerland County, Indiana. She moved to Madison, Indiana for a few years and then back to Vevay, Indiana. 

Rosemary has two sons, seven grandkids, two great grandkids, and one dog.  She attended Southeast Career Center for computer processing after high school and IUPU Southeast for engineering.  While living in Madison she was employed by Public Service Indiana at the Marble Hill Nuclear Plant. She was promoted to Project Manager during the erection of the cooling towers. After Marble Hill shut down, it was back to Vevay and working in the Cincinnati Ohio area at the Fernald Nuclear Weapons Plant. The processing of nuclear weapons was stopped, and it then became an environmental clean-up project. While there, her responsibilities were managing the clean-up of the radiation spills at the plant, in which she was awarded several recognitions. The nuclear weapons plant clean-up was complete. So, it was back to Vevay to start a flower business and she gained employment at the Switzerland County Schools.  No more driving two hours a day!  Retired in 2018, now has two businesses, and works three part time jobs.  Hobbies are camping, fishing, gardening, canning, and spending time with family.  One of the biggest accomplishments in her life, (other than family) was overcoming the fear of water and learning to swim at the YMCA, after sixty years of being terrified! As of the Spring of 2020, she became a board member at the Switzerland County YMCA.

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Dr. William Robert Stevens

Switzerland County YMCA Board Member

Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

Email Address:

Phone Number:  916-769-0785

Dr. Will’s connection with Southern Indiana began in college while attending Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.  He developed a friendship with a Cincinnati native whose father was an ardent muzzleloader and also owned farms near Friendship, Indiana. His visits to their farms exposed him to the natural beauty of Southern Indiana and prompted him to suggest that his parents think of it for a retirement home. Both of Dr. Will’s parents were brought up on farms in Illinois and hoped to return to a rural life. It was on their first visit in 1972 that they bought the farm in Jacksonville which has been a big part of Will’s life. Even in the busiest years of his life he made two visits a year and worked continuously to maintain and improve it. Since retirement from the medical profession, Dr. Will has returned frequently.  After completing his undergraduate degree, Dr. Will attended both Michigan State University and Wayne State University School of Medicine to earn his medical degree.  Will worked in emergency medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio for eight years.  He continued his medical education by attending the University of Cincinnati Department of Anesthesiology and finished at the University of California at Davis Department of Anesthesiology. In recent years, he was employed as an anesthesiologist in the Sacramento, California area.   Will’s interest include art, music, hiking, camping, travel, fitness, Italy, automobile restoration, social justice, gardening, and cooking.  Will and his wife, Susie, have two daughters.