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:


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

Officer – Vice President

Diane Randolph
Chief Information Officer
ULTA Beauty


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, JD, MBA
The Bradley Coar Group

William Campbell
Slayton Lewis

Vilma Chan
Diversity Leader

Ann Cheeseman

Noreen Cleary
Senior Director – Compensation, Benefits 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
Investigative Reporter
WBBM/CBS 2 Chicago

Melissa Filipatos
Vice President, Manufacturing West
W.W. Grainger, Inc.

Christine Jurish Furie
Senior Manager
Deloitte Tax LLP

Erin Harris
Enterprise Risk Management Associate Director

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

Barb Ingold
Senior Director, Supply Chain Risk Management & Advisory Services
McDonald’s Corporation

Nicole Johnson-Scales
Senior Vice President
Fifth Third Bank

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

Jeanette Kilo-Smith
Director, Diversity & Inclusion

Irina Konstantinovsky
EVP, Human Resources
Horizon Pharma

Molly Louthan
Managing Director, North America
State of Flux

Megan Lopp Mathias
Founding Partner
Loop Mathias Law

Chelsea McCarthy
Holland & Knight

Kimberly McGarry
Global Controller & Chief Accounting Officer

Suzet McKinney
CEO/Executive Director
Illinois Medical District Commission

Linda Nolan
Managing Director, Chicago Wealth Management
Northern Trust

Aletha C. Noonan
Vice President, Central Region

Melissa Oakley
Founder and Principal
The C3 Company

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

Bethany Pagels-Minor
Senior Product Manager

Diana Palomar
Vice President, Community Affairs
ABC 7 Chicago (WLS-TV)

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

Michelle Redd-Newell
Principle and Owner
Building Blocks Learning Academy

Amanda Rigby

Elif Sagsen-Ercel
Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer
RR Donnelley

Laura Sardegna
Head of Industry – Food, Beverage and Restaurant

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 Commercial Bank

Cathy Traczek
Senior Director, Executive Customer Relations
Comcast Cable

Paroo Uppal
VP, Innovation Consulting
Klick Health

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

Cheryle Wittert
Regional President/Suburban Illinois
BMO Wealth Management

Julie Womack
Senior Director, Client Management
Willis Towers Watson

Sharon Zackfia, CFA
William Blair

Board Emeritus

Patti Barnett
Cindy Burrell
Gwendolyn Butler
Yolanda Daniel
Lisa Wilhelm Haag
Kimberly Hunter
JoAnn Lilek
Julie Scott
Deborah Stevens
Karen Tulloch