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Our Leadership is made up of YWCA Staff and the members of the Board of Directors.

Women have held leadership positions throughout the history of our organization. At the YWCA, most of the administration and program directors and all board members are women. We believe representation matters. Our leadership, along with the whole of the YWCA staff, reflects the efforts the YWCA makes to reach out to women, people of color, and other underrepresented groups.

Chief Executive Officer

Administrative Team

Management Team

Kelley Hubbell, Director of Women’s Empowerment | Ext. 104 | email

Denise Purcell, Director of Early Learning | Ext. 106 | email 

Kitty Schmidt, Director of Fitness and Aquatics | Ext. 110 | email

Alesia Summey, Director of Empowerment Childcare | Ext. 113 | email 

Kathleen Kuster, Director of Facilities | Ext. 107 | email 

Leadership Team

Melinda Aponte, Nutrition Coordinator | Ext. 117 | email 

Rebecca Buchanan, Finance Coordinator | Ext. 218 | email 

Amanda Durst, Grant Writer | Ext. 103 | email 

Gizelle Herrera, Finance and Human Resources Assistant | Ext. 112 | email

Sonia Kay, MotherLove Coordinator | Ext. 205 | email 

Charlene Shelton, Early Learning Program Coordinator | Ext. 109 | email 

Jennifer Tracy, Getting Ahead Coordinator | Ext. 116 | email 

Board of Directors

Board Officers

Zakiya Bell-Rogers

Elizabeth Becker

Leah Noel

Jess Rothenhoefer
Advocacy Chair

Amanda Edwards
Sustainability Chair

Board Members

Tiffany Armstrong

La’Neice Blessing

Ximena Del Corral Smith

Kalla Hughley

Elizabeth Jay Carr

Nicole Kendall Cush

Amparo Penny

Lauren White Gibson

Sherry Whitesides Poole

Andrea Wright


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