March 11, 2021

YWCA Spokane Welcomes Jeanette Hauck As CEO

YWCA Spokane’s board of directors is pleased to announce Jeanette Hauck as the agency’s new Chief Executive Officer effective March 2021.

Photo by Jennifer Debarros Photography.

“Jeanette is a passionate non-profit leader with a reputation for visionary leadership and collaboration,” expresses Laura McAloon, YWCA Spokane Board Chair. “She has done a tremendous job navigating the agency through a pandemic as the agency’s Interim CEO and we have full confidence in her ability to guide the organization forward.”

Hauck comes to the position with 10 years of experience leading the agency as part of the executive team. She started with the organization in 2011 as the Director of Finance and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2014. The financial management of program expansion and delivery has been a key focus of her activities. During her tenure as CFO, Hauck lead the organization from a staff of 60 to a team of over 90 employees. She first succeeded Regina Malveaux, who transitioned in August 2020, as the agency’s interim CEO.

“Over the last 10 years, I have witnessed this agency impact so many lives and create real progress in our community,” says Hauck. “In addition, last year we navigated uncharted waters with COVID-19 affecting all of our lives. I have been humbled by a caring community and in awe of our team’s resiliency and commitment to service. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to work as a team with our staff, board, and community partners as we chart a path forward together. Our will, conviction, and passion to eliminate racism, empower women, and help families is stronger than ever before.”

Hauck is dedicated to advocating for women, youth, and children and has served on a number of boards aimed at supporting healthy families, including Vanessa Behan in Spokane. She began her career in the non-profit sector nearly 30 years ago as the Director of Finance of the Institute for Drug Development and the Cancer Therapy and Research Center in San Antonio, now part of the University of Texas Health Science System. Hauck was promoted to the position of CFO and led the multi-discipline cancer treatment center for five years before relocating to Spokane.

Hauck is a native of Colorado and holds an undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of Denver, magna cum laude. Previously an accountant, she started her career with the international accounting firm of KPMG and held assignments in their Denver, Washington DC and Phoenix offices. Jeanette, along with her husband and two sons, moved to Spokane in 2000 and now consider Spokane home.

Please join the YWCA Spokane board of directors in welcoming Jeanette Hauck to this role. For more information or to schedule interviews, contact Erica Schreiber, YWCA Spokane’s Director of Communications, at or by calling 509-789-9305.

Press Release

Hauck Leads YWCA Spokane’s New Pathways Forward Roundtable Discussion Series

YWCA welcomes the Spokane community to join a new, free, roundtable series called Pathways Forward, facilitated by Jeanette Hauck, YWCA Spokane’s newly appointed CEO. The series navigates progress minded conversations with key Spokane leaders who will explore critical topics impacting YWCA Spokane’s work and mission as well as the Spokane community. The roundtables will provide community members with an opportunity to submit questions to be considered for discussion by the panelists prior to and during each event.

The first virtual roundtable discussion will be held on Wednesday, March 31st from 12:00pm – 1:00pm and will discuss the Spokane ‘She-session’ and pathways towards women’s empowerment and economic advancement.

RSVP today for this free virtual event.

Pathways Forward – March 31st

About YWCA Spokane

For 118 years, YWCA Spokane has been helping women, children, and families overcome social, economic, and personal barriers in order 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 2020, we served over 16,500 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 longstanding societal patterns of trauma.

YWCA Spokane’s Impact

If your organization would like to make an incredible impact in Spokane this year, consider joining us as a 2021 Corporate Partner.

By: Erica Schreiber

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