Advisory Board Bio – Chris Demetriou

Chris Demetriou

Chris Demetriou

District Vice President of Operations, YMCA of Central Florida

Chris Demetriou proudly serves as District Vice President of Operations for the YMCA of Central Florida being promoted from his most recent role as Executive Director of the Dr. P. Phillips YMCA and Association Sports. Born in Long Island, NY, Chris started his Y career as a Wellness Coach and Personal Trainer, quickly growing within the Y movement and holding several roles in sports, wellness, membership, and operations.


Growing up, Chris played college basketball at the Division III level and, to this day, credits his amazing mentors for preparing him for life after college. He has received numerous awards, including the 2013 AYP/YPN James Naismith Award, 2015 YMCA of Greater Brandywine E.A.G.L.E. Award, and 2020 Horizon West Who’s Who.


Chris is proud of the incredible impact the Y has made in Greater Orlando and believes there’s much more to be done. With outstanding partnerships and collaborations, Chris and his team continue to meet the critical needs in the community through drowning prevention, health and wellness and out school time support.


Chris has been married to his lovely wife (who he met at the Y) since 2015. Together, they have two beautiful kids who are learning how to swim and participating in youth sports at the Dr. P. Phillips YMCA. He’s a proud fan of the NY Giants, Yankees, and Knicks!