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
Chief Consultant of Advancement & Strategic Initiatives
Chief Human Resources Officer

Board Of Directors

Carmen Best
Microsoft, Director of Global Security Risk Operations
Jim Bromley
Community Volunteer
Katherine Cheng
Seattle Mariners, Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Calandra Childers
Renee Cogdell Lewis
Employment Counsel, MFR Law Group
Benjamin Danielson
Department of Pediatrics, UW Physicians
Katharine Fitzgerald
Community Volunteer
Vicki Foege
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Rafael Grijalva
Amazon, Manager, Echo Marketing
Douglass L. Jackson
Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, UW School of Dentistry
Amy Liu
Microsoft, Director, Affordable Housing and Human Services in Washington State
Sandra Madrid, Ph.D.
Special Asst. to the VP for Minority Affairs/Vice Provost for Diversity, UofW (Ret)
Cassandra Mitchell
Senior Vice President (SVP), Manager for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategy and Engagement – KeyBank
Kim Pastega
Vice President and General Manager, Boeing Fabrication / Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Boeing
Sue Peterson
Managing Director, Partner, Pathstone
Brooke Pinkham
Seattle University, School of Law Staff Director, Center for Indian Law & Policy
Camille Taylor Ralston
Attorney, Montgomery Purdue Blankinship & Austin PLLC (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
Martha Sandoval
Perkins Coie LLP
Lisa E. Schaures
Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Mardia Shands
Swedish Health Services, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer
Mary Snapp
Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Microsoft
Akila Somasegar
Advisory Council Member, 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
HR Operations Manager
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
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