Paula Van Tyle-Smith, Director

I moved to Washington seven years ago, but my hometown is Lawrenceburg, Indiana. I have lived in various places in Indiana, Ohio and Chile. I have two adult children that live in the Midwest and I enjoy spending as much time with them as possible. I have worked with the Daviess County Family YMCA since 2016 in numerous positions. I enjoy swimming and teaching classes. I am a Certified Personal Trainer as well. I love animals, I like to travel as often as possible, and I have a heart for non-profit organizations. I look forward to continuing to serve my community and my YMCA, who are like family to me.


Miranda Mandabach, Youth and Family Director

I was born and raised here in Daviess County. Growing up, the YMCA played a notable part in my youth and teenage years, whether it was playing youth basketball, attending one of the many youth programs offered, or later using the wellness center for a healthier lifestyle. Which is why I am very excited to be in this position and can’t wait to work with the youth and others in the community!

Brandy Washler, Finance Director

Hi, my name is Brandy Washler. I am a lifelong Hoosier originally from Connersville, IN, and my family and I relocated to Bedford, IN in early 2021. I graduated from IU with a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics and received my MBA from USI in 2020. I have worked in Finance and HR for over 15 years, and specifically for YMCA associations since 2012. The mission of the Y and the value the organization brings to the community continues to be a strong passion of mine.

Jessika Henning, Aquatic Director

My love for the water started at a young age as my parents enrolled me in swim lessons at the YMCA in Evansville where I was born and raised. After that, I participated in various other swim lessons and have been a swim instructor and lifeguard through the YMCA since I was 16 years old. Teaching children how to swim is one of my passions along with outreach, missions and music. I love playing and singing guitar in my spare time as well as spending time with my husband, TJ, and our two dogs and cat. We enjoy escape rooms, roller coasters, going to the movies, to name just a few. I am ecstatic to continue to work at the YMCA in this new role and look forward to serving this community. 

Josie Ducharme, Youth Coordinator


Lisa Potts, Membership Experience Director

My name is Lisa Taber-Potts. I am originally from the Massachusetts coast. I moved to Washington in 1991.  I attained an Associate Degree in Business Finance from Vincennes University. My family includes my husband, Michael, 5 daughters and 7 grandchildren.  I enjoy painting, drawing, sewing and reading, as well as traveling. I look forward to meeting new people and serving our facility and community.

Daybria Christie, Membership Coordinator

I have been working at the YMCA since last December. I love meeting all the new people who walk through the door and getting to know them on a personal level.  I also love supporting everyone on their journey to bettering themselves. I am a graduate of Washington High School and will be a college student this Fall.