Professional Staff

The California YMCA Youth & Government program is overseen by a small group of professional staff. They are the primary contacts for program-related questions.

Debbie Gabelich, President/CEO
(916) 287-9622 ext. 105
Debbie comes to the organization with more than 20 years of nonprofit/community relations managerial experience. She and her family have lived in the greater Sacramento area since 1992. In that time, Debbie has had the opportunity to work with many statewide companies through her previous positions with Make-A-Wish, Hope Productions and the Sacramento Kings.
Rolf Davidson, Executive Director
(916) 287-9622 ext. 102
Rolf supervises all program operations for California YMCA Youth & Government. After a six-year stint in the Navy, Rolf began his YMCA career in his hometown of Sacramento where he spent 5 years working for the YMCA of Superior California. His work as the lead advisor of Sacramento’s delegation brought him to the attention of the Y&G statewide staff. A former ML/C delegate, Rolf joined the core staff in 2004.
Troy Nichols, Program Director
(916) 287-9622 ext. 103
Troy is responsible for California YMCA’s new program development and for the promotion and operation of the Model United Nations. Troy has been working with youth in a variety of capacities for over 10 years. His experience includes being a summer camp director, after-school program director, youth pastor, school-age teacher, and director of operations for a company that specializes in children’s events during corporate conferences and conventions.
Morgan Bauer, Program Director
(916) 287-9622 ext. 104
Morgan works closely with the Model Legislature & Court program. She joined the Youth & Government team by way of the YMCA of Superior California. Morgan’s professional background includes administrative work in university housing and with non-profit summer camps. While at the YMCA of Superior California her love for the YMCA grew while serving as a Camp Director, Model Legislature & Court liaison, and Yoga Teacher.
Scott Causley, Program Administration
(916) 287-9622 ext. 101
Scott’s primary responsibilities for California YMCA Youth & Government are the registration for all program conferences and for developing the organization’s social media presence. Scott has worked and volunteered with the YMCA for 20 years in a variety of capacities. Scott has served as a YMCA Summer Camp Director, Safety Coordinator, Lifeguard, Childcare Director, Front Desk Staff member, Youth & Family Director, and as a Senior Program Director.
Linda Burns, Campaign Administration
(916) 287-9622 ext. 107
Linda joined California YMCA in 2014. Her primary responsibilities are the administration of the Annual Support Campaign and providing support to our donors. Linda joins us from the Sierra Sands Unified School District. Prior to her employment at California YMCA, Linda was a volunteer on our conference administration team where she developed a reputation for professionalism and delicious baked goods.

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