Our Leadership

Meet the dedicated leaders who work every day to advance YWCA's mission.

YWCA CEO, Maria Chavez-Wilcox, leads our dedicated and diverse executive staff team and board of directors. All executive staff members are women, four are people of color. Our agency is also led by staff who manage the services and systems fundamental to YWCA's work.

Executive Staff

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Communications Officer
Executive Director - Snohomish County
Chief Program Officer
Acting Chief Philanthropy Officer
Executive Administrator/Strategic Advisor
Chief Financial Officer

Board Of Directors

Carmen Best
Seattle Police Chief (Retired)
Jim Bromley
Community Volunteer
Sonya Campion
President, The Campion Advocacy Fund
Katherine Cheng
Community Volunteer
Calandra Childers
Deputy Director, Seattle Office of Arts and Culture
Renee Cogdell Lewis
Employment Counsel, MFR Law Group
Robyn N. Corr
Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Nintendo of America Inc.
Benjamin Danielson
Department of Paediatrics, UW Physicians
Katharine Fitzgerald
Community Volunteer
Vicki Foege
HomeStreet Bank, First Vice President, Community Relations Director
Rafael Grijalva
Amazon, Manager, Echo Marketing
Douglass (Doug) L. Jackson
Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, UofW School of Dentistry
Sandra Madrid, Ph.D.
Special Asst. to the VP for Minority Affairs/Vice Provost for Diversity, UofW (Ret)
Susan Mask
Consultant (Retired)
Cassandra Mitchell
Senior Vice President (SVP), Manager for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategy and Engagement – Key Bank
Kim Pastega
Vice President and General Manager, Boeing Fabrication / Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Boeing
Sue Peterson
Managing Director, Partner, Pathstone
Camille Taylor Ralston
Attorney, Montgomery Purdue Blankinship & Austin OLLC (retired)
Amelia Ransom
VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Smartsheet
Melissa Robertson
Seattle Mariners, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel
Richard Romero
President/CEO, Seattle Credit Union
Roberta Romero
Development Manager/Community Outreach, Peer Washington and Content Producer, KING 5
Barbara Rosen
Owner and Principal, BR Consulting
Martha Sandoval
Partner, Perkins Coie
Lisa E. Schaures
Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Mary Snapp
Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Microsoft Corporation
Akila Somasegar
Advisory Council Member, Girl Up, United Nations Foundation
Denise Stiffarm
Partner, Pacifica Law Group
Yvonne Terrell-Powell
Edmonds Community College, V.P. for Equity and Inclusion

Staff Managers

Employment Services
Information Technology
Digital Advocacy
SC Admin & Data Services
KC Housing Services
Donor Services
Domestic Violence Services
KC Permanent Housing
Facilities Director
Marketing & Editorial
KC Economic Advancement
Fundraising Operations
Homeless & Vet. Services
Marketing Operations
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