2023-2024 YWCA USA Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors consists of 19 members who provide visionary, mission-based leadership and financial oversight for YWCA USA, in addition to serving as constant advocates for the YWCA movement. Their strategic governance promotes and supports the critical programs which serve more than million women and families through our network of almost 200 local YWCA associations, in 46 states and the District of Columbia.

  • Pia Wilson-Body

    Board Chair

    President, Intel Foundation

  • Dr. Ann Branan Horak


    Associate Professor of Practice, College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas at El Paso

  • Nan Joesten, Esq

    Chair Finance Committee

    Chair, President and Founder, Rapid Evolution LLC

  • Ashlee Davis, JD


    Global Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Ancestry


board members

Juliet K. Choi
Audit Committee Chair
President & CEO, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF)

Mallory Donaldson
Chief Program Officer, The Center for Healthy Families

Debbie Esparza
Governance Committee Chair
CEO, YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix

Gayle Fuguitt
Former VP, Global Analytics & Insights, General Mills

Cristina A. Gomez
Fundraising Consultant

Tina Herrera
Immediate Past Chair
Senior Partner, Sharper Granite, LLC

Shannon Isom
Affiliation Status Review Committee Chair
CEO, Community Shelter Board

Shawna Menifee
Investment Committee Co-Chair & Real Estate Task Force Chair

Principal Integrative Partners LLC

Rita P. Mitchell
Development Committee Chair
President & CEO, Dream Bigger Now TODAY

Nichola “Nikki” Noriega
Investment Committee Co-Chair
Senior Client Portfolio Manager, Invesco

Kara Perkins, EdD
Associate VP, Budget & Administration, California State University at Long Beach

Ramya Rauf
CFO/VP, Finance & Administration, Northwest Area Foundation

Deon Riley
Chief Human Resources Officer, Bath & Body Works

Maria Chavez Wilcox
Global Relations Committee Chair
CEO, YWCA Seattle, King, Snohomish County

Joanne Tabellija-Murphy
National Director of Constituent Relations and Corporate Affairs, Walmart