Gianna Keiko Rankart Joins Montecito Family YMCA as New Marketing Coordinator




The Montecito Family YMCA is pleased to announce Gianna Keiko Rankart as a new Marketing Coordinator.

Rankart brings eight years of experience in editorial, advertising and lifestyle photography to the Montecito Family YMCA team. She looks forward to sharing the stories of the Y’s unique members, volunteers, youth and supporters.

“We’re thrilled to have Gianna on board to keep people informed about all the ways the YMCA strengthens the community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility,” said Mike Yamasaki, Montecito Family YMCA Executive Director. “Her depth of communications experience will be an asset to the team.”

Rankart received a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine and Studio Arts from CUNY Hunter College and another Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from the University of Georgia. In her spare time, she enjoys storytelling with a concentration in photography, writing and creative branding.

About the Channel Islands YMCA

Established in 1887, the Channel Islands YMCA is a charitable organization of seven YMCA branches serving Santa Barbara and Ventura counties including: Camarillo Family YMCA, Lompoc Family YMCA, Montecito Family YMCA, Santa Barbara Family YMCA, Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA in Santa Ynez, Ventura Family YMCA, and Youth and Family Services YMCA which operates Noah’s Anchorage Youth Crisis Shelter, the St. George Family Youth Center and My Home.

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  The Channel Islands YMCA serves over 46,000 individuals and provides over $1.3 million in financial assistance to families in need for child care, YMCA memberships, away and day camps, youth sports, and teen after-school programs. For more information about the Montecito Family YMCA, visit or call (805) 969-3288.


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