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Charitie Bruning

Youth Development Expert | YMCA Program Strategist | Non-profit Consultant | Transforming Organizations through Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

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It’s been such an amazing opportunity to get to build roots here in New Jersey the last 7 months. It means so much to build equitable work for the YMCAs of Chapter 17 and I am so honored to serve on the board!

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Shannon Sullivan

Director of Camp and Teen Services at YMCA of Central and Northern Westchester| MBA, MPH

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So proud of all your've done so far for the movement, cant wait to see you take on this new opportunity and continue it!

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Chad Nico Hiu

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Congrats Charitie Bruning ! Hope all is well!

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Congratulations Charitie!

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