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.

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.


Miranda Mandabach, Program and Athletic 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 community!


Emily Clinton, Program and Athletic Coordinator

I was adopted by a family here in Washington in 2014. I am the middle of 9 kids. I am currently studying criminal justice at Vincennes University. I have been working at the YMCA since the summer of 2022. I have had the opportunity to work with the after-school kids watching them grow up and teaching them new things. I enjoy working at the Daviess County Family YMCA! 

Jessika Henning, Aquatics Director

My love for the water started at a young age as my parents enrolled me in swim lessons at the YMCA in Evansville, IN 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 love working at the YMCA and serving this community!

Tim Fox, Aquatics Coordinator

Swimming and aquatic activity has been a part of my family for as long as I can remember – our family had the only house on the block that had a genuine Esther Williams swimming pool! – so it’s only natural that I’d find a home at the Daviess County YMCA. I walked in three years ago looking for a place to work out, and Lisa Pott’s greeting made me instantly feel welcome. Since then, I’ve found out that this Y has a lot to offer – not just in terms of programs and classes for physical and spiritual growth, but also for our growing community. It’s great to work in a place where care for body, mind, and spirit goes hand in hand with cultivating caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility for our staff, volunteers, and members.  I’m excited for the new role I’ll be taking on as part of the Y team, and I look forward to being able to serve you to get the best out of your Y experience!


Famie Cox, Youth Coordinator

Hi, my name is Famie Cox. I graduated Vincennes University in 2017 with an associate in child development. I have one son, who is my biggest pride and joy. I enjoy anything community related, whether it’s being team mom for youth sports, serving at church, or anything in between. In what free time I do find, I love fishing, geocaching, exploring nature, and sharing Jesus’ love to those who may need it the most, and to those that think they don’t need it at all. 

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.

Tiffany Sims, Membership Coordinator

Hi, my name is Tiffany Sims, I moved to Indiana from Illinois 10 years ago. I have 4 kids and 1 grandchild, and a terrific husband. I came to work for the “Y” in 2022 and I love it. I have developed some great friendships with the members. Outside of work, I hangout with my husband and our 3 big dogs, and when it’s warm outside, we love to travel.