YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley

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Staff at the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley

Jessica Kubel

Executive Director
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Ms. Kubel began her career in nonprofit work at the YWCA San Gabriel Valley location, first as an Administrative Assistant and later, as Outreach Coordinator with the WINGS domestic violence program. Prior to joining the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley, Ms. Kubel served as Volunteer Manager with the Volunteer Center of San Gabriel Valley, where she planned and implemented large scale volunteer projects throughout the region, such as Make A Difference Day and Days of Service with local cities. Her extensive volunteer work and community activism includes organizing fundraising events for the Logelin Foundation, Shoes That Fit, and Relay For Life. Ms. Kubel has also spent several years as an analyst in the Global Content Quality division at Yahoo, Inc.  Ms. Kubel has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications & Media from Thomas Edison State University, and is an alumni of the Jeremiah Fellowship through Bend the Arc (formerly Jewish Progress Alliance).

Cinthya Martinez

Marketing & Social Media Coordinator
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 Ms. Martinez started as a volunteer with the YWCA and eventually became a Program Associate for the organization. Her background in media, design, and social media management allowed her to develop into her new role as Marketing & Social Media Coordinator. Ms. Martinez graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with two Bachelor's degrees, in Psychology and English Literature.

Jomie Liu

Program Coordinator
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Jomie Liu joined the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley in 2011 as a Program Associate, and moved into the role of Program Coordinator in 2014. Ms. Liu leads our TECHgyrls program and our Adult Computer Classes, where she hopes to create innovative impacts in hands-on STEM education for youth and adults in our community. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Human Biology from the University of California San Diego.


Sophia Rivera

Program Associate
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Sophia Rivera joined the YWCA in 2014 as a Program Associate and has been instrumental in creating and pioneering the Express Yourself program. Sophia brings to the position of Program Associate her dedication to social justice, passion for mentoring and empowering young girls, and her commitment to serving the community in Pasadena. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Literature, Chicana/o Studies, and Women's Studies.



Amanda Montez

Program & Administrative Assistant
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Ms. Montez comes to the YWCA with several years of experience in an administrative capacity with the Huntington Memorial Hospital, Los Angeles Animal Shelter, and as a sales associate. 


Susan Hardwick

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Susan Hall-Hardwick joined the YWCA as a volunteer accountant in June 2014. She is a long- term City of Pasadena resident with employment backgrounds in banking and entertainment. She is also a patron of the arts in the wider Los Angeles area.




YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley
50 N. Hill Ave, Suite 301
Pasadena, CA 91106
Phone: 626.296.8433 Fax: 626.296.8434