The Ambassador Council is a group of professionals who provide support to the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, with a collective goal to raise awareness, empower women and eliminate racism. As ambassadors of the YWCA, the Ambassador Council works to raise money and donate time to benefit the YWCA.
who we are
1. An Ambassador Council member is mission-connected and dedicated to fundraising. Excited to give their time and talent, this person brings with her/him diversity that is complementary to the other members of the Ambassador Council.
2. Ambassadors are distinguished as key influencers in the City of Chicago working to support the invaluable work of the YWCA, one of the most highly regarded and largest women’s organizations in the city.
3. Ambassadors have access to networking and meaningful relationship building opportunities with other leaders within the YWCA, including the Board of Directors.
4. Ambassadors have an opportunity to affect change in the lives of women and girls by being a part of the inner circle of the YWCA movement.
5. Ambassadors have the unique opportunity to receive board training and skill building to enhance personal goals including serving on future community boards.
Sandra Talbott, JD
Assistant Attorney General
Illinois Attorney General Office
Sandra Adam, CPA
Director, Real Estate Advisory Services
RSM US LLP
Category Manager – PPM Security
Melissa Cooper, CTP, AAP
SVP, Director Client Delivery and Implementation – Treasury Manager
Regional Manager, Disaster Response
American Red Cross
Fifth Third Bank
Senior Manager, People Advisory Service
Talent Acquisition Specialist
Legal & General Investment Management America
Associate Director of Membership & Volunteer Services
Digital Activation Lead
Meghan Hartsell Garza
Senior Travel Specialist
Global Learning Solutions Manager
Zurich North America
Training & Employee Development Manager
Vice President and Regional Manager
Fifth Third Bank
5th Group Realty
Lloyd Law Firm LLC
Senior Project/Program Manager
UBS Financial Services
Sarah Poulimas, JD
Kristen Prinz, JD
The Prinz Law Firm
Director, Marketing & Communications
Powered by Action
Senior Associate – Management Consulting, CIO Advisory
Nura Yanaki, JD
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago Staff Contacts:
Director, Inspired Engagement
1 North LaSalle, Ste. 1150
Chicago, IL 60602