Maria Goodwin – CEO of YMCA South Devon
Maria has worked for YMCA South Devon for nine years; she is married with three grown-up daughters. She thrives on being active and spending time outdoors, as well as enjoying socialising with friends.
Maria says ‘During the last three years, we have developed and grown in able to offer more for our local community. Currently we run a very busy playwork department, which offers an after-school club, as well as a holiday club for four to 12-year-olds. In January last year, we opened a nursery for two to five-year-olds and our numbers are growing. In addition, we also work with children and young people who have been or are at risk of being excluded from school. Children and young people from the local community are at the heart of our work and our aim is to raise awareness of local issues, effect change and empower young people. In time we hope to offer a wider range of services to serve the people of Torbay.’