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The YWCA USA Board Governance Committee is now accepting nominations for YWCA USA Board of Directors positions.  Serving on the YWCA USA Board of Directors is an extraordinary opportunity for strategic and future focused leaders who are passionate about the YWCA USA’s mission and vision.

The primary role of the YWCA USA Board of Directors is to provide mission- based visionary leadership and strategic governance to promote the services and supports provided to over 2 million participants annually in over 1,000 locations owned and managed by local YWCAs (Local Associations) throughout the United States.

Although applications to the Board of Directors of YWCA USA may be submitted at any time, the deadline for submission of application for this year’s YWCA USA Board of Directors nomination process is January 31, 2020. A completed application form, biography and photo should be submitted to boardnominations@ywca.org by the close of business on Friday, January 31, 2020.

For additional information or to complete the nominations packet, please click here

Board of Directors


Beth McCaw, Chair (President and CEO, Washington Women’s Foundation)

Tina Herrera, Vice Chair (Senior Director, Sharper Granite, LLC)

Pam Stegora Axberg, Treasurer (Former Senior Vice President, UnitedHealthcare)

Shannon Isom, Secretary (CEO, YWCA Dayton)


Juliet Choi (CEO, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum)

Victoria Dinges (Senior Vice President, Allstate)

Gayle Fuguitt (CEO, Tempus Futures)

Katherine Grainger, Esq. (Partner, Civitas)

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

Regina Malveaux (CEO, YWCA Spokane)

Shawna Menifee (Executive Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle)

Rita P. Mitchell (Author, Speaker, Coach)

Nichola “Nikki” Noriega (Senior Client Portfolio Manager, Invesco)

Joanna Price (Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications for Coca-Cola North America (CCNA))

Nancy Racette (Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, DRi)

Pia Wilson-Body (President, Intel Foundation)

Maria Chavez Wilcox (Chief Executive Officer at YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish)