Aaron Mendez

CHEF Kitchen Lead, Harvey E. Najim Family YMCA

Aaron Mendez, CHEF Kitchen Lead at the Najim Family YMCA, is a San Antonio native that has a passion for making his city healthier. His background studying addiction and substance abuse prevention at San Antonio College, combined with his experience leading spiritual focus groups, personal training YMCA members, and leading CHEF cooking classes, has led Aaron to believe that true health is achieved by having a healthy spirit, mind, and body. Aaron’s goals through CHEF is to empower the Southside community of San Antonio in their overall health and to strengthen the Najim Family YMCA community.