Eileen Knauer

Chamber Member – Board of Directors, Women in Business Committee, Health and Wellness Committee

Eileen Knauer has been with the YMCA for 28 years.  She has held various positions during this time and assumed the role of Executive Director of the Huntington YMCA in 2006 where she served in that role for nine years.  In January 2013 Eileen was appointed Regional VP for the YMCA of Long Island and while continuing as Executive Director in Huntington also had oversight of the Glen Cove and Bay Shore Y locations.  In January of 2015 Eileen was appointed Vice President and COO for the YMCA of Long Island with oversight of all branches including East Hampton, Patchogue, Family Service Branch in Holtsville, Bay Shore, Huntington, Glen Cove in addition to Human Resources, Strategic Initiative and IT. Eileen also has an instrumental role in the Huntington Y Healthy Living Center project which broke ground in October of 2018.

In addition to the Chamber, Eileen is active in AYP (Association for Y Professionals) Rotary, AFP (Association for Fundraising Professionals), YUSA, Marcie Mazzola Foundation, Town of Huntington Micro grid project and more.  Eileen is passionate about wellness, fitness, health and prevention.

Eileen holds a degree in Business Management from St. John’s University.  Eileen resides in Huntington and has two children, Joe who is married to Renee and resides in Syracuse NY with their two children – James age 2 years and Kara 5 months, and Christine who is completing her third year of residency at Montefiore Children’s Hospital in the Bronx and married to Vincent Costa MD.