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2023-2024 YWCA USA Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors consists of 19 members who provide visionary, mission-based leadership and financial oversight for YWCA USA, in addition to serving as constant advocates for the YWCA movement. Their strategic governance promotes and supports the critical 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.

Board Officers


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

Mallory Donaldson
Chief Program Officer, The Center for Healthy Families

Debbie Esparza, Governance Committee Chair
CEO, YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix

Gayle Fuguitt,
Former VP, Global Analytics & Insights, General Mills

Cristina A. Gomez
Fundraising Consultant

Tina Herrera, Immediate Past Chair
Senior Partner, Sharper Granite, LLC

Shannon Isom, Affiliation Status Review Committee Chair
CEO, Community Shelter Board

Shawna Menifee, Investment Committee Co-Chair & Real Estate Task Force Chair Principal, Integrative Partners LLC

Rita P. Mitchell, Development Committee Chair
President & CEO, Rita Mitchell LLC

Nichola “Nikki” Noriega, Investment Committee Co-Chair
Senior Client Portfolio Manager, Invesco

Kara Perkins, EdD,
Associate VP, Budget & Administration, California State University at Long Beach

Ramya Rauf
CFO/VP, Finance & Administration, Northwest Area Foundation

Deon Riley,
Chief Human Resources Officer, Bath & Body Works

Maria Chavez Wilcox, Global Relations Committee Chair
CEO, YWCA Seattle, King, Snohomish County

Joanne Tabellija-Murphy
National Director of Constituent Relations and Corporate Affairs, Walmart