Paul Henson Family YMCA

Paul Henson Family YMCA
4200 W 79th Street
Prairie Village, KS 66208
Phone: 913.642.6800
PaulHenson@KansasCityYMCA.org

The Paul Henson Family YMCA has facilities and programs to meet a variety of interests. We have, among other programs and amenities, cardio and strength-training equipment, an indoor pool, outdoor wading pool, racquetball courts, group exercise classes free to members, and Kids Zone while you work out.

THE PAUL HENSON FAMILY YMCA TEAM

 

Mollie Fisher - Healthy Living Director
For Mollie, the best part of her job is the people and their common commitment to bettering themselves and others in the community. "I feel privileged I get to meet so many different individuals and see the impact that the Y has on so many lives," she said. Before beginning her role as Healthy Living Director in April 2013, Mollie was a Healthy Living Coach and part of the Membership Engagement Team at the Paul Henson Family YMCA. Prior to her work at the Y, she held a variety of volunteer positions organizing health fairs, awareness campaigns and fundraisers. She also worked for a veterinarian hospital as a technician. Mollie holds a degree in Public Health Nutrition from Kansas State University. She is a Certified Personal Trainer, Group Exercise Instructor, Certified Dietary Manager and Registered Dietitian Technician.

Betsy Jones - Member Engagement Director
Betsy has been with the YMCA of Greater Kansas City since 2003, and has served in a variety of roles at several locations including Welcome Center Associate, Business Director, Membership Director and Associate Center Executive at the Vivion Road YMCA; Corporate Membership and Marketing Director for Youth Development Services for the YMCA of Greater Kansas City; Family Advocate at Thomas Roque Head Start. "I love working with our Y members. They keep me smiling!" Betsy said. Prior to her career with the Y, she owned a retail and event planning business with her family. She holds a degree in Marketing/Management from Oklahoma State University. In her spare time, she cheers on her daughters in their volleyball games--one plays volleyball at Stephen's College in Columbia and the other plays on the varsity team for her High School. Her hobbies include camping, fishing, traveling and barbecue--she's a Certified Barbecue Judge and has judged the last eight American Royal Invitational competitions.

 

Justin Smith - Aquatics Director
Justin began working at the Paul Henson Family YMCA in August 2012. His previous experinece includes several roles with YMCA Trout Lodge in Potosi, MO, including Lifeguard, Waterfront Director from 2009-2011 and Program Operations Manager in 2011 and 2012. He grew up in Sydney, Australia, and worked as a cabinet maker for five years before moving to the United States to work as a lifeguard for the Y. He is certified as an American Safety and Health Institute Instructor, YMCA Lifeguard, YMCA Lifeguard Instructor, Swim Lesson Instructor, American Red Cross Lifeguard, Aquatic Facility Operator, American Safety and Health Institute CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid and Emergency Oxygen Administration.

TJ Taylor - Sprots Director
TJ began his role as Sports Director in January 2013. What he enjoys the most about his role is the opporutnity to provide all-inclusive sports opportunities for kids and teaching in an athletic environment. Prior to joining the Paul Henson Y, he was a Learning Specialist Graduate Assistant for the Department of Athletics at Wayne State University (Detroit, MI) in 2012, a program coordinator for the Youth Volunteer Corps (Plymouth, MI) in 2012, and a sports coordinator for the YMCA of Metro Detroit from 2010-2012. TJ grew up in Mattawan, MI. He has a Master's of Arts degree in Sports Administration, and a Bachelor's of Science degree in Physical Education/Coaching. He also is the Assistant Coach for the Girls' Varsity Basketball team at Shawnee Mission East High School.

   

 

4200 W 79th Street, Prairie Village, Kansas 66208
913.642.6800

HOURS:

M-Th: 5 a.m.-10 p.m.

F: 5 a.m.-9 p.m.

Sat: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sun: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 

 

KIDS ZONE HOURS

Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 3:30-8 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 3:30-7 p.m.

Saturday: 8: a.m.-12 p.m. 

Make This My Y

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