YWCA Metropolitan Chicago Board of Directors guides the YWCA in pursuit of our mission to eliminate racism and empower women. Our current board members are:


Karen Tulloch
Vice President, Corporate Human Resources

Vice President

Joycelyn Winnecke
Chief Marketing and Experience Officer
PCMA/Convene – Professional Convention Management Association


Kim J. McGarry
Global Controller and Chief Accounting Officer


John Head
Chief Evangelist
PSC Group, LLC

Asst. Treasurer

Mary Houpt
Manager, Community Partnerships
Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas


Carmin C. Awadzi
Founder and CEO
Magnolia Custom Homes

Alfreda Bradley-Coar

Tanya Cabrera
Associate Director
University of Illinois

Cindi Cervone Carlson
Senior Vice President
Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Vilma Chan
Diversity Leader

Ann Cheeseman

Noreen Cleary
Senior Director – Benefits, Compensation and Corp Services
USG Corporation

Valerie Corr Hanserd
Director, Communications and External Affairs
BP America

June Courtney
Group Manager, Senior Vice President
Huntington National Bank

Brad Edwards
CBS 2 Chicago

Catherine Greenspon
Project Infinite Green

Erin Harris
Associative Director, Enterprise Risk Management

Linal Harris
Founder & Managing Partner
Insights 4 Life Coaching, LLC

Beth Hayden
Senior Vice President, People & Development
Backstop Solutions Group

Colleen Healy

Joan Heggen
Senior Vice President
U.S. Bank

Nicole Johnson-Scales
Senior Vice President
Fifth Third Bank

Kristopher Keys
Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Compliance and Ethics
Exelon Corporation

Jeanette Kilo-Smith
Director, Diversity & Inclusion

Molly Louthan
Managing Director, North America
State of Flux

Dovie D. Majors
Asst General Manager – LGA9

Chelsea McCarthy
Holland & Knight

Suzet McKinney
Executive Director
Illinois Medical District Commission

Linda Nolan
Managing Director, Chicago Wealth Management
Northern Trust

Aletha C. Noonan
Vice President, Central Region

Jerome Oglesby
Deputy Chief Information Officer, Technology
Deloitte Services LLP

Erica O’Malley
National Practice Leader – Employee Benefit Plan Audit
Grant Thornton LLP

Diana Palomar
Vice President, Community Affairs
ABC 7 Chicago

Bridget Penney
Human Resources Executive

Michele Piazza
Founder & President
MP Global Ventures, LLC

Anita Ponder
Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A.

Nadia M. Quarles, Esq.
Assistant Vice President, Business Diversity
The University of Chicago

Diane Randolph
Chief Information Officer
ULTA Beauty

Michelle Redd-Newell
Principle and Owner
Building Blocks Learning Academy

Amanda Rigby

Elif Sagsen-Ercel
Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer
R.R. Donnelley

Eduardo Salazar
Senior Banker & Managing Director, Commercial Banking
Bank of the West

Kathy Seegebrecht
Chief Marketing Officer

Gilda Livingston Spencer
Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel
Allstate Insurance Company

Mika Stambaugh
Founder & President
The MAS Ink

Sara Ann Staniszewski
Senior Vice President
Wintrust Financial Corporation

Cathy Traczek
Senior Director, Executive Customer Relations
Comcast Cable

Paroo Uppal
VP, Innovation Consulting
Klick Health

Ann Wahlgren
Corporate Vice President, Global Menu Strategy
McDonald’s Corporation

Caroline C. Werner
Vice President, Global Human Resources
Korn Ferry

Cheryle Wittert
Regional President
BMO Private Bank

Julie Womack
Director, Account Management
Willis Towers Watson

Board Emeritus

Patti Barnett
Cindy Burrell
Yolanda Daniel
Gwen Butler
Lisa Haag
Kim Hunter
JoAnn Lilek
Julie Scott
Deborah Stevens