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:

President

Anna May Trala
Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer
GTCR

Vice Presidents

Diane Randolph
Retired

Edward Taylor
Vice President – Sales, Food North America
Mars Food Company

Treasurer

Sara Staniszewski
Senior Vice President, Wintrust Commercial Bank
Wintrust

Deputy Treasurer

William Campbell
Principal
Slayton Lewis

Secretary

B. Pagels-Minor
Product Person & Speaker

Members

Jennifer Adams
Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary
USG Corporation

Yolanda Ambriz
Group Director – Human Resource Construction Products Segment
ITW

Amiee Bayer-Thomas
Chief Supply Chain Officer
ULTA Beauty

Audrina Bigos
Anchor
CBS 2 WBBM-TV Chicago

Mariane Boldori
VP, Human Resources
Conagra Brands

Vilma Chan
Market People Leader
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Stacy Davis
Senior Director, Accounting & Financial Reporting
Blackbaud Inc.

Denise Demaio
Chief Audit Officer
Truist Financial Corp.

Kathryn Ditmars
General Counsel, Chief Human Resources Officer
CRESA GLOBAL INC

Melissa Filipatos
Vice President – Pricing Execution, Sales Support, Sourcing
W.W. Grainger, Inc.

Brenda Fleissner
Partner
EY

Fellicia Foster
VP and Head of Inclusion and Diversity
BMO Harris Bank

Christine Jurish Furie
Managing Director
Deloitte Tax LLP

Irina Konstantinovsky
Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Horizon Therapeutics

Danisha Hall
Director, U.S. Leadership and Business Communications
McDonald’s Corporation

John Head
Business Development Manager
Netrix

Glenda Henderson
Senior Director
Visa

Shilpa Hingwe
Senior Vice President
U.S. Bank

Barb Ingold
Corporate Vice President, Global Supply Chain & Sustainability
McDonald’s Corporation

Tenisha Jackson
Sr. Inclusion & Diversity Leader – AWS Americas
Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Julie Jefson
Managing Director and Partner
Boston Consulting Group

Jeanette Kilo-Smith
Head of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Belonging
Zurich

Lisa Laws
Chief Operating Officer
1871

Jennifer Martinez
Senior Director of Corporate Affairs
Molson Coors

Judy Martinez-Faye
Head of State and Local Affairs
Siemens

Cynthia McCafferty
President & CEO
Hawthorne Strategy Group, Inc

Chelsea McCarthy
Partner
Holland & Knight

Kim J. McGarry, C.P.A.
Global Controller and Chief Accounting Officer
Morningstar, Inc.

Jackie McLaughlin
EVP and Chief Legal Officer
UL

Tracey Mendrek
Chief Executive Officer
Intentional Genius

Tracey Nott-Seward
Managing Director
Accenture

Melissa Oakley
Chief Communications Officer
Lake Forest Schools

Dr. Charlotte Owens
Vice President, Head of R&D Center for Health Equity and Patient Affairs
Takeda

Bridget Penney
Chief People Officer
Applied Systems

Michele Piazza
Founder & CEO
MP Global Ventures, LLC

Shannon Pierce
Vice President, Growth & Chief External Affairs Officer
SouthStar Energy Services

Karen Pittenger
President
Black Olive

Michelle Redd-Newell
Principle and Owner
Building Blocks Learning Academy

Jonathan Reinsdorf
CEO
FroogalPay, LLC

Keith Sanders
Vice President, Business Talent Strategy & Inclusion
CDW

Letitia Snyder
Vaccine Commercial Sector Lead
Pfizer Inc.

Gilda Livingston Spencer, J.D.
Corporate Executive most recently with Allstate Insurance

Kim Taylor
Vice President and General Counsel
University of Chicago

Cathy Traczek
Senior Director, Executive Customer Relations
Comcast

Anna May Trala
Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer
GTCR

Neema Varghese
Managing Director
NV Consulting Services LLC

Sharon Zackfia, CFA
Partner
William Blair

Board Emeritus

Patti Barnett
Cindy Burrell
Gwendolyn Butler
Ann Cheeseman
Yolanda Daniel
Lisa Wilhelm Haag
Beth Hayden
Kimberly Hunter
Nicole Johnson-Scales
JoAnn Lilek
Aletha Noonan
Aurie Pennick
Julie Scott
Kathy Seegebrecht
Deborah Stevens
Karen Tulloch
Joycelyn Winnecke