October - Staff Spotlight

Meet Rose Patton-James. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Rose graduated from Jackson State University with a major in criminal justice. [Class of 1986]

Being a self-proclaimed sports addict, she is a joint owner of a semi-pro football team here in Pensacola. Rose loves spending time with the kids in her family, going on vacation, and attending the kids’ events.

Joining the staff at the YMCA helped her get out of a dark place. Now she tries to help everyone who comes through those doors.

  • How long have you worked with the Y?

I have worked with the YMCA since May 2019.

  • What is your role at the YMCA?

My role at the Bear Levin Studer YMCA is to make sure that our members are taken care of with membership and any schedules. I also help with setting up memberships. I also oversee the Y Assistance applications that come in seeking scholarships for membership.

  • What is the most interesting part of your job?

Meeting different people, making new friends and being that help when members need it.

  • If you could be an animal, what wouldyou be and why?

I would be a dog. They are so smart and loveable.

  • What you really do at the YMCA?

I do whatever it takes to make “MY” YMCA run properly and look good!

Thank you for everything you do, Ms. Rose!

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