YWCA Greater Cincinnati President & CEO

Barbara C. Perez comes to the YWCA with more than 30 years of progressive experience leading nonprofit organizations. Perez most currently served as the Chief Mission Officer for the Arthritis Foundation Great Lakes Region and prior to that had leadership positions with the Butler and Hamilton County Mental Health Boards, Central Clinic and Cincinnati Behavioral Health. Throughout her career, Barbara has developed and led numerous programs to serve the needs of children, women and families with physical and mental health challenges. Barbara has a deep commitment to inclusion and has demonstrated that by chairing and participating on the Inclusive Leadership Committee for Leadership Cincinnati for the past seven years.

Barbara has a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Concord University and a Master of Science in Health Planning Administration from the University of Cincinnati.

YWCA Greater Cincinnati Staff Contact List

Executive Staff

Debbie Brooks
Executive Vice President

Tracy Wells
Vice President, Development

Doug Rausch
Vice President, Facilities & Maintenance

Jessica Mays
Vice President, Finance

Angela J. Jenkins
Vice President, Human Resources

Jessica R. Shely
Director, Communications & Advocacy

Yvette Johnson-Hegge
Executive Coordinator

Program Directors

Kathy Benkert
Director, Childcare Center

Juawana Hall
Director, Domestic Violence Residential

Matthew Wachterhauser
Director, Health & Wellness


Jennifer Milani
Director, Youth Services and Transform

Angela Inglis
Director, Non-Residential Domestic
Violence Services