Sarah Bednar will take over May 3 as the executive director of the Greenknoll branch of the Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut in Brookfield.

Ms. Bednar is the senior manager of Take Care Health Systems and manages corporate fitness at Boehringer Ingleheim in Ridgefield.

The New Milford resident is also a part-time employee of the Regional YMCA.

"Sarah has been an aerobics instructor, volunteer swim coach and lifeguard at the Regional YMCA for several years," said Marie Miszewski, Regional YMCA president, "and I am confident that her skills and experiences in fitness and aquatic management and health promotions will be an asset as we look to engage our community in living healthier lifestyles."

The position was previously held for 24 years by Sandi Lubin.

She retired in February, and the YMCA commenced a national search to find her replacement.