All Staff Haley Tarase Health & Wellness / Adaptive Program Director Southwest Family Y Send a Message Languages Spoken I received my Master of Science degree in Adapted Physical Activity from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. I interned at Kinetic Kids Inc. in San Antonio, Texas which provides sport and recreation opportunities to children with disabilities. Following the internship, I was employed with Kinetic Kids as an Adaptive Dance Instructor. As I began looking for additional work, I found an opening for an Adaptive Program Director with the YMCA of Austin and joined the Y in 2019. My favorite part of working at the Y is the connections I make with members and staff every day. I really love to hear everyone’s stories of how they found the Y, what the Y means to them, and just learning about their life and their personalities. All individuals come from different walks of life, and I really appreciate how the Y is very accepting of everyone. When I am not at work, my favorite things to do are dance, bake, and play with my dog.