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, five 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 Public Policy Officer
Acting Chief Program Officer
Chief Consultant of Advancement & Strategic Initiatives
Chief Human Resources Officer
Chief Financial Officer

Board Of Directors

Carmen Best
Microsoft, Director of Global Security Risk Operations
Jim Bromley
Community Volunteer
Calandra Childers
Project Director, Doors Open Program, 4Culture
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
KoKo Huang
Business Immigration Partner, Perkins Coie LLP
Douglass L. Jackson
Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, UW School of Dentistry
Dean S. Lum
Judge (retired), Seattle Office of the Judicial Arbitration & Mediation Service
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
Brooke Pinkham
Seattle University, School of Law Staff Director, Center for Indian Law & Policy
Odette Polintan
Director, Legal Affairs, T-Mobile
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
Lisa E. Schaures
Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Mardia Shands
Community Volunteer
Akila Somasegar
Advisory Council Member, United Nations Foundation
Yvonne Terrell-Powell
Edmonds Community College, V.P. for Equity and Inclusion
Francesca Vega
Vice President, External Affairs & Community Engagement, Seattle Children’s
Marc Walters
Corporate Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft
Mindy Woods
Program Manager, City of Edmonds Human Services

Staff Managers

Employment Services
Information Technology
HR Operations Manager
SC Admin & Data Services
KC Housing Services
Domestic Violence Services
KC Permanent Housing
SC Permanent Housing
Marketing & Editorial
KC Economic Advancement
Fundraising Operations
Homeless & Vet. Services
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