Local Lady Makes Good: Cynthia Rubino Named Head of YMCA of Northern/Central Westchester

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Cynthia Rubino of Yorktown, and a native of White Plains, daughter of former Mayor of White Plains, Joseph Delfino, was tapped by the YMCA of Northern and Central Westchester


The YMCA of Central and Northern Westchester has been serving the community for more than 100 years, has appointed Cynthia Rubino as CEO.  She will begin in January of 2014.

Ms. Rubino is well-known in White Plains as  the daughter of former White Plains Mayor Joseph Delfino

Rubino, who was previously COO and Vice President for Government Relations for Berkeley College, will guide the YMCA’s funding and operations to include its branches in White Plains, Somers, Mt. Vernon and Camp Combe in Putnam Valley, NY.

“I am grateful for this opportunity to lead the incredible team of professionals, board members and other volunteers at the YMCA of Central and Northern Westchester,” Rubino said. “The mission of the Y is Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility, 3 very important goals for a strong Westchester County.”

“We are thrilled with the appointment of Cynthia Rubino as CEO,” said YMCA of Central and Northern Westchester Chairman of the Board of Governors Ralph Penny. “She is a results-oriented civic-minded leader with a talent for team-building and gaining community loyalty. She is just the person needed to lead the YMCA forward as we plan for a strong presence in Westchester to fulfill our mission.”

The YMCA CNW is a multi-faceted operation that is one of the largest providers of childcare services in the county with more than 500 children a day in afterschool programs serving seven school districts.  The Y branches provide day care, fitness & pool facilities, housing, summer camps, and fitness classes. Camp Combe located on 80 rustic acres in the town of Putnam Valley services over 550 children and teens each day during the summer months.

“My many years of service to local governments and the college community have prepared me to lead an organization that focuses on service to the Westchester families and youth,” Rubino said.  “What better way to help create a stronger Westchester than to focus on Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility


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