The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.
Join us in our mission to promote economic equality, prevent violence, ensure safety and end discrimination. Our work is more important now than ever, and we rely on our community of allies to join our effort.
YWCA is the oldest and largest multicultural women’s organization in the world and has been at the forefront of most of the pressing social movements for more than 150 years.
Health Care Reform
Greater Cincinnati Chapter
Founded in 1868 as the fifth YWCA association in the United States the YWCA has always tackled women’s issues.
At its inception, YWCA championed initiatives including a women’s employment bureau, minimum wage, protective labor laws, women’s suffrage, and job training for women. YWCA Greater Cincinnati was at the forefront of racial justice advocacy, establishing the first integrated cafeteria where interracial groups
could eat in the 1950s.
Since the 1970s, YWCA has provided services to victims of intimate partner violence and their children. The organization strives to build a coordinated community effort to provide the most comprehensive approach to prevention and intervention of intimate partner violence in the Greater Cincinnati area.
Vice Chair & Secretary
Chair Human Resources
Immediate Past Chair
Chair Racial Justice
Chair Program Evaluation
De Asa Nichols
Chair Financial Development
Chair Finance & Treasurer
2020–2021 Board of Directors
|Rebeca Arbona||President and Chief Truth-Teller, Brand True||Sarah Broman||Executive Vice President, Marketing Manager, Southern Ohio Northern Kentucky, PNC|
|Helen Buford||Strategic Advisor||Christi Cornette||Chief Culture Officer, Cincinnati Bell|
|Jennifer Dauer||Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center||Stephanie Headley||Associate Director, Shopper Marketing & Scale, Procter & Gamble|
|Diane Jordan||President/CEO, Thembi Speaks LLC||Sandy Kaltman||Attorney at Law|
|Steve Kenat||Director of Community Development, GBBN||Virginia Kuertz||Retired Wealth Management Executive|
|Christie Kuhns||Chief of Staff, VP of Operations & Community Relations, UC Health||Anitra Marsh||Associate Director, Brand Communications, Procter & Gamble Skin & Personal Care|
|Jill McGruder||President & CEO, IFS Financial Services, Inc., Western & Southern Financial Group||Carolyn Micheli||Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations, Scripps|
|Anne Mulder||Human Resources Professional||De Asa Nichols||Supplier Diversity Manager, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center|
|Paaras Parker||Head of Human Resources, Kroger Digital||Nicole Rasmussen||Audit Partner, Deloitte & Touche|
|Jackie Reau||Founder/CEO, GameDay Communications||Darrin Redus||Vice President & Executive Director, Minority Business Accelerator, Cincinnati Regional USA Chamber|
|Zeinab Schwen||President, Strategic Regulatory Consulting||Liza Smitherman||VP Professional Development, Brewster Pumping/Jostin Construction, Inc.|
|Saema Somalya||Legal Professional||Alicia Townsend||VP/Community Development Manager, OH Metro Markets Government Relations & Community Development, U.S. Bank|
|Jamila Watson||Insights & Design Research Advisor, FedEx Services||Pam Weber||Senior Vice President, PNC Bank|
|Craig Young||Founder & President/Executive Director, Young Family Foundation, Inspiring Service|
YWCA Executive Staff
President & CEO
Barbara C. PerezContact
Executive Vice President
Interim Vice President, Finance
Senior Vice President, Operations
Angela J. JenkinsContact
Vice President, Facilities & Maintenance
Vice President, Development