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Executives & Directors

We have a full team of knowledgeable and friendly team members to help you on with your wellness and programs. We want to get to know you so take a minute to learn about us!


Jackie Regan- Gaucin, Chief Executive Officer

I like to say I’ve been with the Y my whole “grown-up” life. I started at the Y right out of college (graduate of Northwestern Oklahoma State – Ranger basketball), first in the youth sports at the YMCA of Greater Wichita, and then moved to Garden City as the Sports Director. I spent about five years doing youth and adult sports and then was promoted to Senior Program Director, Association Director of Programs, Chief Operations Officer, Branch Executive Director, and then named the CEO of the newly Independent Dodge City Family YMCA. I LOVE the Y mission and believe everyone should have the chance to be a part of the Y through programs or membership!  I am married with an amazing stepdaughter and one son who has turned my life upside down – in a great way. Reach me at

Stacie Droste, Director of Programs

I am Stacie Droste and I have been with the YMCA since January 2014. I started out as the Healthy Living Director, then in 2016 added aquatics under me. In July of 2019, I was promoted to Director of Programs where I directly managed healthy living, aquatics, and childcare. I now oversee all program departments with the help of the Family and Sports directors. I love the Y and what it does for our children and our community, and grateful to be part of such a great organization.

I am married to Brad Droste who is a lifelong resident, and we have two beautiful children, Broxton and Brevin, who we look forward to raising in Dodge City and the YMCA!

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Jacque Elkins, Family Director

I am new to the YMCA and excited to be here. I was born and raised in Dodge city. I am married and have four children and two grandchildren. My hobbies are traveling and sports. Reach me at

Lewis Mize, Membership Director

Lewis was born and raised in Texas before attending NWOSU to obtain a B.S. in Theatre and join every club and organization that he could make time for. After college he began working at DCCC in Residence Life as an Assistant Director before being promoted to Director shortly thereafter. He worked at DCCC from 2008-2013, at which point he moved to Wichita to work as an Actor on stage and film while also working as a Wardrobe Specialist at Dillard's. He returned to Dodge City to work at DCCC as Director of Residence Life then transitioned into the Director of Enrollment Management position. Lewis has also worked with Santa Fe Trail Community Corrections, Eclectic Bistro, and the Depot Theater in his time in Dodge City. He loves his family (Hello Amanda, Cheyanne, and Aidan!). He has always enjoyed being a part of the community and is excited to be joining the YMCA team! Contact Lewis at