Leadership

Meet the dedicated leaders who work every day to advance YWCA Spokane's mission

Board of Directors

Linda Hendricksen
CHAIR

Linda Hendricksen AgWest

Yvonne Smith
VICE CHAIR

Yvonne Esquibel Smith Innovia Foundation

Cari Grandstaff
SECRETARY

Cari Grandstaff Washington Trust Bank

Jeri Self Merritt
TREASURER

Jeri Self-Merritt Community Volunteer

Mireya Fitzloff Sq
PAST CHAIR

Mireya Fitzloff Foust Fabrication

Amy Sargent Sq

Amy Sargent Multicare

Anna Franklin Sq

Anna Franklin Providence

Bonnie Bush Sq

Bonnie Bush Community Volunteer

Danielle LaBelle Temp

Danielle LaBelle Numerica

Healther Rosentrater Sq

Heather Rosentrater Avista

Jennee Pool Sq

Jennee' Pool Providence

Jennifer Saxon Sq

Jennifer Saxon STCU

Jerrall Haynes 2024 Board Photo

Jerrall Haynes City of Spokane

Lisa Simpson 2024 Board Photo

Lisa Simpson Visit Spokane

Mackenzie Kutz

Mackenzie Kutz Kaiser Aluminum

Mary Alberts Sq

Mary Alberts Community Volunteer

Rowena Pineda Sq

Rowena Pineda WA State Dept of Health

2024 YWCA Spokane Board Of Directors Sherri Lynch Square

Sherri Lynch Gonzaga University

Tamika LaMere Sq

Tamika LaMere Spokane Public Schools

Executive Team

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Jeanette Hauck

Dana Morris Lee Sq
CHIEF PHILANTHROPY OFFICER

Dana Morris Lee

Christie Grassmyer Sq 2024
DIRECTOR OF HR

Christie Grassmyer

Department Leadership

Arrianne Maldonado
DIRECTOR

Arrianne Maldonado Early Childhood Education & Assistance Program

Oversees five early childhood education classroom programs as well as family support services in Spokane, Cheney, and Medical Lake. 

Erica Schreiber Sq2
DIRECTOR

Erica Schreiber Community Engagement Dept

Oversees community outreach and education, racial and social justice efforts, media, communications, and youth violence prevention efforts

Jen Haynes
DIRECTOR

Jen Haynes-Harter Housing & Shelter Services

Oversees our 24hr helpline, safe shelter services, CHOICES program, and our mobile housing services. 

Kim Choat
DIRECTOR

Kim Choat Women's Opportunity Center

Oversees Safe Haven drop-in childcare, Our Sister's Closet clothing boutique, our Computer Lab, job readiness services, and Life Skills Classes.

Liz Backstrom
DIRECTOR

Liz Backstrom Grants & Contracts

Oversees funding and compliance of grant support including federal, state, county, and city funding in addition to foundations and other types of grant funding. 

Melva Moore
DIRECTOR

Melva Moore Mental Health Therapy

Oversees and provides mental health therapy services focused on short-term trauma processing for survivors and family members of intimate partner domestic violence.

Morgan Profile Photo
DIRECTOR

Morgan Colburn Advocacy Support Center

Oversees front desk services, domestic violence support advocacy services, and financial advocacy provided within in the Community Service Office at the Department of Social and Health Services. 

Sally Winn
DIRECTOR

Sally Winn Legal Services

Supports a team of legal advocates, attorneys, paralegals, and support staff who are focused on providing advocacy and civil legal services to survivors of domestic violence who are navigating the court system due to relationship abuse. 

Naomi Mosier
SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

Naomi Mosier Finance & Administration

Supports finance and administration agency wide, ensuring smooth financial operations and regulatory compliance for the organization.  

Blog

Jun 20, 2024 Jun 22 @ 1:37 am

2024 Pride Re-Cap

YWCA Spokane joins thousands in Spokane for the 2024 Pride parade and festival.

Jun 4, 2024 Jun 22 @ 1:37 am

Gender-Based Violence in Conflict Zones

After we held this year’s Equity for All event, which included a focus on maternal mortality, it’s crucial to draw attention to the plight of women in the world’s conflict zones.

Jun 4, 2024 Jun 22 @ 1:37 am

Mission Moment – WOC Classes

About The Women’s Opportunity Center (WOC) offers a safe, supportive, and confidential environment for survivors of trauma so they can rest, recover, and rebuild. These learning opportunities are designed to foster healing after trauma while nurturing a supportive community. All…

Events

May 6, 2024 Jun 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

DV 101 Training: Recognize. Respond. Refer.

June 24th, 2024 10:00am – 11:30am Join YWCA Spokane for this important free, virtual training on June 24th. Learn more about intimate partner domestic violence, how to help a friend, and about YWCA Spokane’s free and confidential services. This Training…

May 20, 2024 Jun 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

DV 101 Training: Recognize. Respond. Refer.

June 27th, 2024 2:00pm – 3:30pm Join YWCA Spokane for this important free, virtual training on June 27th. Learn more about intimate partner domestic violence, how to help a friend, and about YWCA Spokane’s free and confidential services. This Training…

May 20, 2024 Jul 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

DV 201 Training: Learning in Action

July 15th, 2024 10:00am – 11:30am Join YWCA Spokane for this new free, virtual training on July 15th. Learn more about the unique barriers and challenges survivors navigate on a daily basis and talk through how you might help a…