Board of Directors


YWCA Board Chair - Hope Felton-Miller
Hope is one of the Founders and Principals of Felton Willis, LLC, a global market research firm based in Cincinnati. She has been involved with many professional and non-profit organizations including serving as Board Chair of The New School Montessori school, co-Chair of the Ohio-Pennsylvania Chapter of the Qualitative Research Consultants Association and member of the national QRCA Professionalism Committee. She is a frequent speaker on qualitative research at various university and industry organizations. Hope earned a BS degree in Biology from Armstrong Atlantic University, a B.S. degree in Medical Technology from Georgia State University, and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


2017-2018 Board of Directors

Board Member
Professional Affiliation
Kathy Beechem Director of Spiritual Growth Crossroads Community Church  
Alicia Bond-Lewis     Partner  of CounselDinsmore & Shohl  
Cynthia Booth   President & CEOMcDonald's/COBCO Enterprises
Susan Branscome      Managing Director & Senior Vice PresidentNorthMarq Capital
Helen Buford   President & Chief Operating OfficerDenneen & Company, Inc.
Ruby Crawford-Hemphill  Assistant Chief Nursing Officer  Women's Health Services, University of Cincinnati Medical Center  
Hope Felton-Miller  Managing Partner  Felton Willis, LLC  
Nadine Gibson   Senior Vice President, Program ManagerJones Lang LaSalle
P. Jeane Goings  Community Volunteer  Community Volunteer  
Chandra Gravely  Partner and Vice President  Crescent Women's Medical Group  
Sarah Hudak   Executive Vice President, Market ManagerPNC Bank
Toi Clarke Jones  President & Chief Solutions Officer  Onyx Sourcing Solutions  
Diane Jordan-Grizzard  Director of Strategic Talent Management  BHDP Architecture  
Danya Karram  PrincipalBrilliant Advice 
Kathy Kelly  Community VolunteerCommunity Volunteer
Arlene KothVice President of Administration & Human ResourcesTriVersity Construction
M. Denise Kuprionis  President  The Governance Solutions Group  
Nancy Lawson  Partner  Dinsmore & Shohl  
Jill McGruder  President & CEO  IFS Financial Services, Western & Southern Financial Group  
Anne Lame MegerleAssistant Vice PresidentLenox Wealth Management
Jill Meyer  President & CEO   Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
Mary Miller  CEO  Jancoa Janitorial Services  
Anne MulderCommunity VolunteerCommunity Volunteer
Monica Newby  Orthodontist; President/Owner Monica L. Newby, D.D.S., Inc.  
De Asa NicholsSupplier Diversity ManagerCincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Penny Pensak  Community Volunteer  Community Volunteer  
Francie Pepper  Community Volunteer  Community Volunteer  
Leigh Prop  Community Volunteer Community Volunteer
Digi Schueler  Community Volunteer  Community Volunteer  
Zeinab Schwen PresidentStrategic Regulatory Consulting
Kathy Selker  Owner & CEO  Northlich  
Patricia Mann Smitson  Chief Executive Officer  American Red Cross, Greater Cincinnati-Dayton Region  
Saema SomalyaSenior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel & Assistant Corporate SecretaryFifth Third Bank
Alicia Tidwell  Community VolunteerCommunity Volunteer
Alicia TownsendVice President, Community Development Manager-OH Metro Markets Government Relations & Community DevelopmentU.S. Bank
Monica Turner   Vice President, Sales North AmericaProcter & Gamble
Jamila Watson  Project Director  Seed Strategy, Inc.  
Stephanie Wyler  Retired Judge, Adjunct Professor  University of Cincinnati  


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