January 28, 2023

Announcing Our 2023 Board of Directors

YWCA Spokane’s board of directors are committed to our agency’s vital work as a provider of critical social services in the Spokane region. Community leaders volunteer substantial time, skills, funds and other resources to help our organization carry out its mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, standing up for social justice, helping families and strengthening the Spokane community.

“It is an honor to add seven community leaders to our board this year.  While our community continues to face a number of challenges, I believe that with our board’s leadership we will step boldly forward to focus on our mission – Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women.” – Jeanette Hauck, CEO of YWCA Spokane

EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

  • Mireya Fitzloff, Foust Fab – Chair
  • Ashley Steward Cameron, Spokane County – Vice Chair
  • Becky Sechler Patnoi, Washington Trust Bank – Secretary
  • Jeri Self-Merritt, Eide Bailly LLP – Treasurer

BOARD MEMBERS

  • Amy Sargent, Multicare Health Systems
  • Anna Franklin, Providence Inland Northwest Washington
  • Bonnie Bush, Community Volunteer
  • Cari Grandstaff, Kalispel Tribal Economic Authority
  • Emily Morgan, Community Volunteer
  • Emily Sumner, Bouten Construction
  • Heather Rosentrater, Avista
  • Jennifer Saxon, STCU
  • Jennyfer Mesa, Latinos En Spokane
  • Jerrall Haynes, City of Spokane
  • Jessica Pakootas, Camas Path
  • Kiana McKenna, Pacific Islander Community Association of WA
  • Linda Hendricksen, AgWest
  • Lisa Simpson, Visit Spokane
  • Mary Alberts, Community Volunteer
  • Nicole Jenkins-Rosenkrantz, Spokane Public Schools
  • Nicole Sherman, Numerica Credit Union
  • Robin Pickering, Whitworth University
  • Rowena Pineda, Washington State Department of Health
  • Sherri Lynch, Gonzaga University School of Leadership Studies
  • Yvonne Smith, Community Volunteer

ABOUT YWCA SPOKANE

Since 1903, YWCA Spokane has been helping women and children overcome social, economic, and personal barriers to accomplish their goals and achieve healthier and more fulfilling lives.

Today, areas of focus include supporting victims of intimate partner domestic violence, promoting early childhood education, and confronting racial and social justice issues that negatively impact our clients and our community.

In 2022, we served more than 14,000 women, men, children, and families. Services include a continuum of wrap-around support: 24-hour Helpline and Safe Shelter, Counseling Center, Mental Health Services, Child Advocacy, Civil Legal Assistance, Legal Advocacy, and Economic Empowerment Advocacy. YWCA’s Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) provides 3- and 4-year-old children with the social and learning skills necessary for successful entry into kindergarten.

By working at the intersections of inequality, poverty, and domestic violence, YWCA Spokane is able to disrupt long-standing societal patterns of trauma. To learn more, visit ywcaspokane.org/impact.

By: Erica Schreiber

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