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Ebarb named to lead YMCA

From Staff Reports
The Board of Directors of the Unicoi County Family YMCA announced in a press release on Monday that Johnson City resident Joe Ebarb has been named the organization’s new executive director.
Ebarb will join the YMCA on Monday, July 23.
“We are pleased that Joe has agreed to accept this position,” Chairman Frank Cooke said in the press release. “We are very excited to have a man of Joe’s talents and abilities join the Y team.”
Ebarb recently served as a substitute teacher and middle school basketball and track coach in the Johnson City School System. He is also the founder and president of Shooting Stars, Inc., in Johnson City.
According to the press release, Shooting Stars was organized and developed to oversee youth basketball tournaments, leagues and events serving area youth with year-round basketball activities. The activities of Shooting Stars will be continued under the auspices of the YMCA.
Ebarb also has more than 28 years of experience in the chemical industry. He has a bachelor of science degree from East Tennessee State University.
Ebarb will be replacing Becky Lewis, who stepped down from her position as executive director in April to pursue other aspects of her career, the press release said. Lewis remained in her position until a new executive director could be hired.
“The Y is grateful to Becky Lewis, who filled the role of executive director of the Y since 2007,” Cooke also said. “Becky had been with the Y in various capacities since February 2003 and has faithfully served the goals and objectives of the community, the national YMCA and the board of directors. Becky’s leadership and talents will be missed.”
Cooke also said that the YMCA plans to continue to live up to its mission statement: “To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.”