Staff Leadership & Operations Teams
Stacie Peugh, President & CEO
Leadership Team, 29 Years of Service
I relocated to the Cape and accepted the position of President & CEO at the YMCA Cape Cod in late 2010. My primary focus is on the facility, financial and board development along with financial management, community development and overall operations in the delivery of the YMCAs mission in the community. I have vacationed on the Cape since early childhood and always had a dream to work with the Y in this community. I currently reside in Hyannis with my dog “Brindie” and Cape Cod Academy Chinese exchange student, “Amber.”
Steve Telesmanick, Chief Operating Officer
Leadership Team, 10 Years of Service
I grew up in Connecticut and learned how to swim at the Southington Y. I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management and an MBA in Organizational Leadership from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI. I worked for Marriott Hotels for over 8 years holding multiple operational leadership roles in various hotels and departments then joined the YMCA of Greater Boston in 2009 as Executive Director of the Charlestown YMCA. I joined the YMCA Cape Cod Leadership Team in January 2017 and I’m focused on ensuring quality programming, high membership satisfaction and serving our community. Steve lives in Whitman with his wife Mary and his 2 sons Mason (8) and Michael (6) and enjoys passing on his passion for baseball & sports with his sons, frequenting various Y’s for family swim & gym time, gardening and rooting on the Patriots.
Nancy R. Benben, Chief Financial Development Officer
Nancy has a diverse professional background in private and public sectors, but her heart belongs to mission-driven organizations. She has led many companies in building and executing communication strategies that lead to solid results, most recently at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving where she served as Vice President of Marketing and Communications. Prior to the Foundation, Nancy held leadership roles at Research Connections, NewAlliance Bank (now Key Bank) Hartford Public Schools, and the Hartford Courant. Nancy is a collaborative leader who believes the world needs more authentic conversation and strives to never underestimate the power of creating genuine dialogue. Nancy holds an undergraduate degree in Communications Studies from Northwestern University. She has continued her education through Northwestern’s Executive Studies Programs, Hartford Seminary’s Women’s Leadership Institute and the Spiritual Life Center, where she serves as an instructor of Spiritual Companionship.Nancy has been visiting the Cape for many years and has always felt more at home here than anywhere else. She and her husband David have a home in Eastham and love hiking and cycling on the Cape Cod Rail Trail.
Christine Ezersky, Chief Human Resources Officer
Leadership Team, 7 Years of Service
My experience with the Y started more than 7 years ago when I accepted the position of Human Resources Director at the YMCA Cape Cod. The journey has brought me through a variety of experiences where I am able to support our employees in their work, well-being, and personal lives. I feel blessed to work with such a diverse staff. In 2010 I received the Unsung Hero Award from AYP and in 2011 I received the Employee of the Year Award from the YMCA Cape Cod. In my time away from the Y I enjoy spending time with my husband and family.
Rose Ann Francis, Senior Administrative & Volunteer Coordinator
Rose Ann has served as the Club Administrator/Event Coordinator at Hyannisport Club for the last 15 years. Prior to that Rose Ann served as the Event Administrator for the Brookline Country Club. Rose Ann has extensive experience as a volunteer and staffer in the administration and coordination of large scale events such as “Celebration,” Barnstable High School After Prom, for 500 students and the Ryder Cup Matches Symphony Hall Gala Celebration for 700 guests. Rose Ann’s experience in managing multiple projects, events, timelines, databases, volunteers, and much more, makes her a great addition to our team.