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Board of Directors

The primary role of the YWCA USA Board of Directors is to provide mission-based visionary leadership and strategic governance that promotes and supports the programs which serve more than million women and families through our network of almost 200 local YWCA associations, in 46 states and the District of Columbia.


Tina Herrera, Board Chair, (Senior Partner, Sharper Granite, LLC)

Pia Wilson-Body, Vice Chair (President, Intel Foundation)

Pam Stegora Axberg, Treasurer (CEO, Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities)

Shannon Isom, Board Secretary (President & CEO, YWCA Dayton)


Juliet K. Choi, Audit Committee Chair (President & CEO, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum)

Gayle Fuguitt, Governance Committee, Co-Chair (CEO, Tempus Futures)

Katherine Grainger, Esq. Governance Committee, Co-Chair (Managing Partner, Civitas Public Affairs Group)

Dr. Ann Branan Horak, (Associate Professor of Practice University of Texas at El Paso, College of Liberal Arts)

Shawna Menifee, Investment Committee Co-Chair (Executive VP, Jones Lang LaSalle)

Rita P. Mitchell, Development Committee, Co-Chair, (President & CEO,      Rita Mitchell LLC)

Nichola “Nikki” NoriegaInvestment Committee Co-Chair (Senior Client Portfolio Manager, Invesco)

Joanna M. Price, Senior Vice President (Chief of Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability, The Coca-Cola Company)

Nancy Racette, Development Committee, Co-Chair (Chief Operating Officer, DRi Waterstone Human Capital)

Maria Chavez Wilcox, Global Relations Committee Chair (President & CEO, YWCA Seattle)

Ashlee Davis, (Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Ancestry.com)

Nan Joesten, (President and Founder, Rapid Evolution LLC)

Debbie Esparza, (CEO, YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix)