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:


Joyce Winnecke
Communications Consultant
JWinnecke Advisors LLC

Officer – Vice President

Diane Randolph
Chief Information Officer
ULTA Beauty


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


John Head
Chief Evangelist
PSC Group, LLC

Asst. Treasurer

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


William Campbell
Slayton Lewis

Vilma Chan
Market People Leader

Ann Cheeseman

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

Valerie Corr Hanserd
Senior Director, US Government Affairs
BP America

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

Denise Demaio
MUFG Americas Chief Audit Executive
MUFG Union Bank, N.A.

Kathryn Ditmars
Managing Director
JLL Americas

Brad Edwards
Main Anchor/Investigative Reporter
WBBM/CBS 2 Chicago

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

Terri Frankiewicz
Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Crown Community Development

Mercedes Garcia
Vice President Community Relations

Linal Harris
Founder & CEO
Insights 4 Life Coaching, LLC

Colleen Healy
Chief Financial Officer

Joan Heggen
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

Patricia Jones-Blessman, Ph.D.
Private Practice

Christine Jurish Furie
Managing Director
Deloitte Tax LLP

Pete Kadens
The Kadens Family Foundation

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

Jeanette Kilo-Smith
Sr. Director, Global Diversity & Inclusion
Kellogg Company

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

Megan Lopp Mathias
Founding Partner
Lopp Mathias Law

Cynthia McCafferty
President & CEO
Hawthorne Strategy Group, Inc

Chelsea McCarthy
Holland & Knight

Tracey Mendrek

Linda Nolan
Managing Director, Chicago Wealth Management
Northern Trust

Aletha C. Noonan
Senior Vice President, Product and Partner Management

Tracey Nott-Seward
Managing Director

Melissa Oakley
Chief Communications Officer
Lake Forest Schools

Erica O’Malley

B. Pagels-Minor
Senior Data Product Manager

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

Bridget Penney
Vice President, Talent and Diversity
Kohler Co.

Michele Piazza
Founder & CEO
MP Global Ventures, LLC

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

Karen Pittenger
Black Olive

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

Michelle Redd-Newell
Principle and Owner
Building Blocks Learning Academy

Jonathan Reinsdorf
FroogalPay, LLC

Amanda Rigby

Elif Sagsen-Ercel
EVP, Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer
RR Donnelley

Kathy Seegebrecht
SVP, Chief Marketing Officer

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

Mika Stambaugh
Founder & President
The MAS Ink

Sara Staniszewski
Senior Vice President, Wintrust Commercial Bank

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

Cathy Traczek
Senior Director, Executive Customer Relations

Anna May Trala
Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer

Paroo Uppal
Senior Vice President, Consulting
Klick Health

Neema Varghese
Managing Director
NV Consulting Services LLC

Bonnie Wheeler

Julie Womack
Managing Director, Client Management
Willis Towers Watson

Sharon Zackfia, CFA
William Blair

Board Emeritus

Patti Barnett
Cindy Burrell
Gwendolyn Butler
Yolanda Daniel
Lisa Wilhelm Haag
Beth Hayden
Kimberly Hunter
Nicole Johnson-Scales
JoAnn Lilek
Julie Scott
Deborah Stevens
Karen Tulloch