Leadership

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Leadership Testimonial
YWCA Tri-County Area will continue to strengthen and reinforce the strong yet flexible foundation as we work to meet the challenges of our community. Your ongoing support is more important than ever as we continue moving forward toward eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
Stacey Woodland, CEO

YWCA is the nation’s oldest and largest women’s multicultural membership organization, reaching women at 300 locations in the United States and in 109 countries.

Its mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

YWCA Tri-County Area was founded as YWCA of Pottstown in 1908. Its original focus was to provide a haven for young girls and women who were homeless, or who had come to Pottstown to work in the town’s factories. Over the years, services expanded and adapted to meet the changing needs of girls and women in the community, and to work for racial justice and equity within the organization and throughout the community.

Today, YWCA Tri-County Area remains a leader in advocating for girls and women, and families providing quality programs and services designed to support and enrich the community. YWCA Tri-County Area serves more than 1,500 women, children, and families an educational organization that is empowering and inclusive, providing programs which encourage individuals to learn, grow, become, and take a stand.

YWCA Tri-County Area is proud of its holistic view of the families it serves and engages the community regularly through events designed to bring people together to spotlight community issues and solve community problems.

Leadership Team - Senior Staff

TitleEmailExtension
Stacey WoodlandChief Executive Officer (CEO)swoodland@ywcatricountyarea.org200
Beth RakowskiChief Finance Officer (CFO)brakowski@ywcatricountyarea.org226
Kelly GrosserChief Mission Impact Officerkgrosser@ywcatricountyarea.org251
Elise ChessonChief Advancement Officerelise.chesson@ywcatricountyarea.org218

Leadership Team - Management Staff

NameTitleEmailExtension
Kathleen SeeleySenior Early Education Directorkseeley@ywcatricountyarea.org209
Veronica (Roni) BarnaSenior Director of Adult Education & TrainingVbarna@ywcatricountyarea.org283
Sara AndersonManager of Culinary Operationssanderson@ywcatricountyarea.org231
Ashley FaisonVolunteer & Advocacy Managerafaison@ywcatricountyarea.org210
Jean KowalskiManager of Institutional Givingjkowalski@ywcatricountyarea.org228
Stephanie PenningtonOperations Managerspennington@ywcatricountyarea.org201
Sarah StumpMission Engagement Managersstump@ywcatricountyarea.org230
Kim RyanSenior Manager – Foster Grandparent Programkimberly.ryan@ywcatricountyarea.org423
Vicente PrietoSenior Program Manager Emergency Rent & Utilities Coalitionvicente.prieto@ywcatricountyarea.org415
We must encourage one another and continue to show what humanity looks like through our work, our words and our lives. With the collective efforts of our phenomenal board and staff we find ourselves in the best financial standing this organization has experienced in recent years! We look forward to the years ahead. We embrace our mission to eliminate racism and empower women and we welcome you to join us!
Linda Fields, Board President

Board of Directors

NameAffiliationAppointed
Linda Fields, PresidentPowerUp LLC2019
Tara Smith, Vice PresidentVanguard2016
Pauline McGibbon, SecretaryWomen's Center of Montgomery County2015
Lisa LightcapTompkins Financial Bank2021
Chelsea CamsonAmerisource Bergen2018
Tumeka HenryLimerick Generating Station, Exelon2020
Alneasa JordanDoubleTree by Hilton 2021
Marta Stanley PecharoFamily Services of Montgomery County2018
Landa WashingtonPhoenixville Hospital2016
Sara WeinHealth Federation of Philadelphia 2016
Dr. LaTanya WhitePottstown School District2013

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