By Meredith Knight
Roxanne Davis’ Y story began at the Conroe YMCA where she took swimming lessons as a little girl. Many years later, Roxanne was coaching her son’s kindergarten Y soccer team when one of the player’s moms encouraged her to apply for a position at The Woodlands Family YMCA.
“I was ready to leave the for-profit world,” Roxanne said. “I came to work here 28 years ago and what a joy it has been.” Her only regret is that she didn’t discover the Y sooner.
“Over the years, I’ve been blessed to watch our Y double its impact in the community,” she said. “As community liaison, I look forward to coming to work every morning and making a difference in people’s lives. Our goal is to assure everybody has the opportunity to reach their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body, and remove the obstacles that get in the way of their success.”
Though she has reached the age when many people are thinking about retirement, she says the word isn’t in her lexicon. She’s even still working as a BodyPUMP instructor three days a week.
“The YMCA is not a place. We are a purpose. People are our purpose,” Roxanne said. “Together, we strengthen community. The Y is and always will be dedicated to building healthy, confident, and secure children and families.”
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