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.

2021 YWCA Spokane Board of Directors:
  • Laura McAloon, McAloon Law PLLC  CHAIR
  • Mireya Fitzloff, Foust Fab VICE CHAIR
  • Ashley Steward, Spokane County SECRETARY
  • Laura Vickers, Avista Corporation TREASURER
  • Catherine Kashork, Paw Print Genetics  PAST CHAIR
  • Mary Alberts, Community Volunteer
  • Camille Christiansen, Moss Adams
  • Shari Clarke, EWU Office for Diversity & Inclusion
  • Andra Ely, Salesforce
  • Marlene Feist, City of Spokane
  • Anna Franklin, Providence Health Care
  • Linda Hendricksen, Northwest Farm Credit Services
  • Nicole Jenkins- Rosenkrantz, Spokane Public Schools
  • Jennifer Lehn, Numerica Credit Union
  • Kiana McKenna, Group Health Foundation
  • Tracie Meidl, Spokane Police Department
  • Emily Morgan, Community Volunteer
  • Dr. Robin Pickering, Whitworth University
  • Julie Schmidt, Itron
  • Debra Schultz, Community Volunteer
  • Becky Sechler Patnoi, WA Trust Bank
  • Jeri Self-Merritt, Eide Bailly LLP
  • 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 Outreach & Education >> Learn more here and here
  • Erica Schreiber – Director of Communications & Philanthropy, 509-378-5804 | ericas@ywcaspokane.org
  • Liz Backstrom – Director of Grants and Contracts
  • Briana Berner – Donor Engagement Coordinator, 509-953-5992 | brianab@ywcaspokane.org
  • Bridget Smith – Donor Communications Associate, 509-953-5669 | bridgets@ywcaspokane.org
  • Jemma Riedel – Education & Outreach Advocate, 509-789-9304 | jemmar@ywcaspokane.org
  • Melanie Wilson – Shelter Resource Development Coordinator, 509-863-2882 | melaniew@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
  • Ellen – Mobile Housing Advocate
  • Leah – Mobile Housing Advocate
  • Danitra – Shelter Manager
  • Emily –  Shelter Coordinator
  • Melanie- Senior Shelter Advocate
  • Kassie – Shelter Housing Advocate
  • Crystal – Shelter Advocate
  • Kaia – Shelter Advocate
  • Kim – Shelter Advocate
  • Sonia – Shelter Advocate
  • Ladysa – Night Shelter Advocate
  • Wanene – Night Shelter Advocate
  • Alyse – Relief Shelter Advocate
  • Calysta – Relief Shelter Advocate
  • Hailey C. – Relief Shelter Advocate
  • Hailey S. – Relief Shelter Advocate
  • Isabelle – Relief Shelter Advocate
  • Jasmine – Relief Shelter Advocate
  • Karina – Relief Shelter Advocate
  • Kimberly – Relief Shelter Advocate
  • Lia – Relief Shelter Advocate
  • Maria – Relief Shelter Advocate
  • Michelle – Relief Shelter Advocate
  • Noel – Relief Shelter Advocate
  • Sarah – 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 Counseling, Advocacy, & Outreach, 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
  • Jose – Youth Advocate
  • Jaime – Administrative Assistant

DSHS Community Services Office Domestic Violence Support >> Learn more here
  • Dawn – Lead CSO Advocate (TANF Support)
  • Caroline – CSO Advocate (TANF Support)
  • Emily – 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 Legal Services >> Learn more here
  • Kelsey Kittleson – Lead Attorney
  • Melanie – Staff Attorney
  • Rachel – Paralegal
  • 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
  • Kate Johnston – Mobility Mentor, 509-789-9281| katej@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
  • Rami Messier – Family Support Specialist
  • Trischell Walker – Family Support Specialist
  • BriAnne Coleman – Lead Teacher
  • Karen Guzman – Lead Teacher
  • Lauren Lepinski – Lead Teacher
  • Learira Gardner – Lead Teacher
  • Taylor Elder – Lead Teacher
  • Brittna Lee – Assistant Teacher
  • Candra Siekerman – Assistant Teacher
  • D’Lynn Fair – Assistant Teacher
  • Emmalynn Kruse – Assistant Teacher
  • Holly Dixon – Assistant Teacher
  • Madison Tolliver – Assistant Teacher
  • Rachel Fall – Assistant Teacher
  • Sydni Derr – Assistant Teacher
  • Ashley Garland – Teacher’s Aid
  • Candra Siekerman – Teacher’s Aid
  • Emma Scholl – Teacher’s Aid
  • Emmy Titus- Teacher’s Aid
  • Kenn Stow – Teacher’s Aid
  • Madeline Tuflija – Teacher’s Aid
  • Nickkole Watson – Teacher’s Aid
  • Sabryna Williams – Teacher’s Aid
  • Tyler Rosenblit – Teacher’s Aid
  • Uneek Mcclarron – Teacher’s Aid
  • Sherra Bayman – Nutrition Specialist
  • Lindsay Williams – Nutritional Support
  • Hailey Samudio – ECEAP Substitute
  • Karee Kampmann – ECEAP Substitute
  • Liza Mattana – ECEAP Substitute

Safe Haven Drop-In Childcare >> Learn more here
  • Shannon Griffiths – Director of ECEAP and Safe Haven, 509-789-9294 | shannong@ywcaspokane.org
  • Penny Farm – Lead Safe Haven Teacher
  • Karee Kampmann – Safe Haven Substitute
  • Liza Mattana – Safe Haven Substitute

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