Our Team

YWCA Spokane is a dynamic and collaborative organization whose success derives from our vital relationships with staff, volunteers, and community supporters.


Board of Directors

The board of directors is committed to YWCA Spokane’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 the organization carry out its mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families and strengthen the Spokane community.

2022 YWCA Spokane Board of Directors:
  • Mireya Fitzloff, Foust Fab CHAIR
  • Ashley Cameron, Spokane County VICE CHAIR
  • Becky Sechler Patnoi, Washington Trust Bank SECRETARY
  • Jeri Self-Merritt, Eide Bailly LLP TREASURER
  • Laura McAloon, McAloon Law PLLC PAST CHAIR
  • Anna Franklin, Providence Inland Northwest Washington
  • Cari Grandstaff, Kalispel Tribe of Indians and Northern Quest Resort & Casino
  • Emily Morgan, Community Volunteer
  • Heather Rosentrater, Avista
  • Jessica Pakootas, Camas Path
  • Julie Schmidt, Itron
  • Kiana McKenna, Community Volunteer
  • Linda Hendricksen, Northwest Farm Credit Services
  • Lisa Simpson, Visit Spokane
  • Mary Alberts, Community Volunteer
  • Nicole Jenkins – Rosenkrantz, Spokane Public School
  • Nicole Sherman, Numerica Credit Union
  • Robin Pickering, Whitworth University
  • Rowena Pineda, Washington Dept of Commerce
  • Tracie Miedl, Spokane Police Department
  • Yvonne Smith, Community Volunteer

Leadership Team

  • Jeanette Hauck, CPA – Chief Executive Officer
  • Christie Grassmyer – Director of Human Resources
  • Dana Morris Lee – Chief Philanthropy Officer

Staff Partners

Community Engagement & Philanthropy >> Learn more here
  • Erica Schreiber – Director of Community Engagement, 509-378-5804 | ericas@ywcaspokane.org
  • Liz Backstrom – Director of Grants and Contracts
  • Briana Berner – Philanthropy Coordinator, 509-953-5992 | brianab@ywcaspokane.org
  • Jemma Riedel – Community Engagement Coordinator, 509-385-6623 | jemmar@ywcaspokane.org
  • Melanie Wilson – Shelter Resource Coordinator, 509-863-2882 | melaniew@ywcaspokane.org
  • Bridget Smith – Donor Communications Associate, 509-953-5669 | bridgets@ywcaspokane.org

Prevention and Youth Education >> Learn more here
  • Lizbeth Reyes Soto – Lead Prevention Specialist, 509-789-9321 | lizbethr@ywcaspokane.org
  • Caroline Mark – Prevention Specialist

Domestic Violence Safe Housing & Shelter >> Learn more here
  • Jen Haynes-Harter – Director of Housing, 509-789-9293 | jenniferh@ywcaspokane.org
  • Chandler – Lead Mobile Housing Advocate
  • Ellie – Mobile Housing Advocate
  • Jill – Mobile Housing Advocate
  • Kassie – Mobile Housing Advocate
  • Leah – Mobile Housing Advocate
  • Danitra – Shelter Manager
  • Emily – Shelter Coordinator
  • Melanie – Shelter Resource Coordinator
  • Alyse – Shelter Housing Advocate
  • Sonia – Shelter Housing Advocate
  • Bre – Shelter Advocate
  • Crystal – Shelter Advocate
  • Olivia – Shelter Advocate
  • Natasha – Night Shelter Advocate
  • Wanene – Night Shelter Advocate
  • Calysta – Relief Shelter Advocate
  • Hailey – Relief Shelter Advocate
  • Isabelle – Relief Shelter Advocate
  • Julie – Relief Shelter Advocate
  • Karina – Relief Shelter Advocate
  • Kimberly – Relief Shelter Advocate
  • Lia – Relief Shelter Advocate
  • Maria – Relief Shelter Advocate
  • Rossana – Relief Shelter Advocate
  • Sarah – Relief Shelter Advocate
  • Shannon – Relief Shelter Advocate
  • Tia – Relief Shelter Advocate
  • Brooke – Shelter Housekeeper and Childcare Assistant
  • Sean – Shelter Maintenance

Domestic Violence Support Services >> Learn more here
  • Morgan Colburn – Director of Advocacy Support, 509-789-9297 | morganc@ywcaspokane.org
  • Jessie – Advocacy Support Manager
  • Alondra – Domestic Violence Support Advocate
  • Dawn – Domestic Violence Support Advocate
  • Mia – Domestic Violence Support Advocate and Digital Content Specialist
  • Susanna – Youth Advocate

DSHS Community Services Office Domestic Violence Support >> Learn more here
  • Dawn – Lead CSO Advocate (TANF Support)
  • Caroline – CSO Advocate (TANF Support)
  • Lizbeth – CSO Advocate (TANF Support)

Clinical Therapy Program For Domestic Violence Survivors and Their Children >> Learn more here
  • Melva – Licensed Mental Health Therapist, Director of Mental Health Services
  • Morgan – Licensed Mental Health Therapist
  • Stephanie – Licensed Mental Health Therapist
  • Brit – Associate Therapist
  • Jessie – Associate Therapist

Domestic Violence Civil Legal Services >> Learn more here
  • Kelsey Kittleson – Lead Attorney
  • Melanie – Staff Attorney
  • Rachel – Paralegal

Domestic Violence Legal Advocacy Services >> Learn more here
  • Tiffany – Legal Advocate Manager
  • Anna – Legal Advocate
  • Taylor – Legal Advocate
  • Yesenia – Legal Advocate

Women’s Opportunity Center (WOC) >> Learn more here
  • Kim Choat – WOC Director, 509-789-9287 | kimc@ywcaspokane.org
  • Teresa Dixon – WOC Services Coordinator 509-789-9280 | teresad@ywcaspokane.org

Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) >> Learn more here
  • Shannon Griffiths – Director of ECEAP and Safe Haven, 509-789-9294 | shannong@ywcaspokane.org
  • Emily Schneider – Family and Health Components Manager
  • Jessica Carter – ECEAP Educational Manager and Coach
  • Kassa Brock – Family Support Specialist
  • Ryan Simmons – Family Support Specialist
  • McKyndree Rogers – Family Support Specialist
  • Mia Lujan – Family Support Specialist
  • Trishell Walker – Family Support Specialist
  • Laura Williams – Lead Teacher
  • Lauren Lepinski – Lead Teacher
  • Lisa McGoldrick – Lead Teacher
  • Leaira Gardner – Lead Teacher
  • Taylor Elder – Lead Teacher
  • D’Lynn Fair – Assistant Teacher
  • Emmalynn Kruse – Assistant Teacher
  • Holly Dixon – Assistant Teacher
  • Rachel Fall – Assistant Teacher
  • Ashley Garland – Teacher’s Aide
  • Emma Scholl – Teacher’s Aide
  • Emmy Titus- Teacher’s Aide
  • Tyler Rosenblit – Teacher’s Aide
  • Sherra Bayman – Nutrition Specialist
  • De’Quon Noble – ECEAP Substitute
  • Karee Kampmann – ECEAP Substitute
  • Lesley Rivera – ECEAP Substitute
  • Liza Mattana – ECEAP Substitute
  • Sabryna Williams – ECEAP Substitute

Safe Haven Drop-In Childcare >> Learn more here
  • Shannon Griffiths – Director of ECEAP and Safe Haven, 509-789-9294 | shannong@ywcaspokane.org
  • De’Quon Noble – Safe Haven Substitute
  • Karee Kampmann – Safe Haven Substitute
  • Liza Mattana – Safe Haven Substitute
  • Sabryna Williams – Safe Haven Substitute

Administration
  • Christie Grassmyer – Director of Human Resources
  • Karla Trejo-Bernal – HR Generalist
  • Naomi Mosier – Staff Accountant
  • Brian Fraasch – Accounting Clerk
  • Becky Davila-Nichols – Front Desk Receptionist