FREDERICK, MD – The YMCA of Frederick County welcomes Mano Koilpillai, Jonas Morrison, Chrissy Niper, James Sherwood, and Suzette White to the Board of Directors. Each of these new board members brings a unique background and set of skills as they join the current group of 13 Board of Directors who govern the YMCA of Frederick County.

Mano Koilpillai is the Chief Financial Officer of NTCA, The Rural Broadband Association.  In her capacity as CFO, Mano is responsible for the overall financial health of NTCA and all affiliated entities, including financial plans, records, budgets, reporting, accounting processes, internal controls, and regulatory compliance. Mano has extensive financial management experience across industries, including nonprofits, Big 8 consulting, Fortune 50, and government. Her expertise includes organizational strategy and business process reengineering, financial operations, controls, and systems. Mano holds an MBA in finance from George Washington University and is a certified public accountant. She is very engaged in numerous professional societies in the finance arena that she utilizes to keep abreast of financial best practices and complex regulations. Mano lives in Adamstown, Maryland, with her husband and two daughters.  She also enjoys her two dogs and two cats.  Her other passions include travel, golf, books, and music. 


Jonas Morrison is the Lead Security Engineer for Legal and General America, a Life Insurance company based out of Urbana, Maryland, servicing more than 1 million US customers. Morrison’s main responsibility is to protect the company and its customers against all cybersecurity attacks. Jonas has been in the cyber security industry for over 15 years, with most of his experience working in various government agencies. Jonas holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education/Special Education (Towson University) and a Master’s degree in Applied Information Technology (Towson University). The YMCA has been a part of Jonas’ life for the last 25 years, first working in childcare as a teenager and eventually transitioning to volunteer work after college. When not working, Jonas enjoys DJing, playing sports, and spending time with his family. Jonas resides in Monrovia, Maryland, with his wife, Diahna, and son, Brayden.


Chrissy Niper has worked in the banking industry for more than 23 years. Throughout her career, she has built strong business and personal relationships that have allowed her to work with retail and commercial clients to grow and strengthen their financial performance. She currently serves as a Business Banking Relationship Manager at M&T. Her goal is to ensure business owners have the financial tools they need to start and grow their businesses. In her free time, Chrissy also advocates for health and wellness. She is a 500+ hour certified Yoga instructor who enjoys teaching yoga and mindfulness to all ages and skill sets.




James B. Sherwood, Ph.D.©, FACHE, is Vice President of Business Development and Ambulatory Services at Frederick Health, Frederick County’s nonprofit healthcare system. Mr. Sherwood is known for his ability to partner with healthcare providers to advance care delivery for patients. Mr. Sherwood is a proud Air Force Veteran, having served in Desert Storm in an aeromedical medical team that airlifted casualties and victims to Europe and the United States for advanced care. Mr. Sherwood received a bachelor of science degree in Nursing from Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah) and a Master’s Degree in Health Administration from Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas).  He is completing his Ph.D. at Virginia Commonwealth University, focusing on the role of financial incentives in increasing the utilization of preventive healthcare among Medicaid recipients.  When relaxing, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Debbie, and two children, Chelsie and Colby. 


Suzette White is a long-time Maryland resident, having attended Goucher College and the University of Baltimore School of Law. She is passionate about helping strengthen our community, especially in the areas of education and wellness. She is a member of the YMCA Frederick County Head Start Policy Council, comprised of Head Start parents and community partners. Suzette is also on the Frederick County Public Library Board and previously served on the Civic Works Board, a Baltimore area nonprofit and an AmeriCorps organization. Suzette worked in leadership at State Farm Insurance Companies for 34 years and retired in 2018. She and her husband, Steve Lindsey, reside in the Windsor Knolls neighborhood of Ijamsville and have three adult children. She enjoys travel, reading, and working out at the Natelli Family Y.



Board members are invited to serve for a minimum three-year term with the ability to serve two terms in a row. Selection to serve on the Board is based on several items. First, the prospective board member must be sponsored by a current board member, past board member, or staff member. Secondly, an assessment of their time, talent, treasure, and commitment to the YMCA mission. The YMCA of Frederick County is continually looking for interested individuals to get to know the YMCA’s mission, programs, and services. If interested, reach out to a current board member to learn more.  In addition to our Association Board of Directors, the YMCA has various leadership committees that are a great introduction to our organization. Contact the Y, and someone on our Leadership team would be happy to discuss those committees, and our mission, further



About the Y

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Y’s engage 21 million men, women, and children – regardless of age, income, or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise but also to deliver lasting personal and social change.