Our Leadership

Our mission-forward leadership team is made up of dedicated, focused, and experienced executives working with national staff and local associations to advance our mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

Margaret Mitchell CEO, Empower Women, YWCA USA

Chief Executive Officer

Margaret Mitchell anticipates trends and has a proven track record of creating competitive breakthrough strategies. She communicates vision, purpose, and core values. As a strong decision maker who builds consensus, she is a consistent top performer who pursues growth with energy and drive. Margaret strives for personal and organizational excellence. Recognized for savvy in building relationships at all levels inside and outside the organization, she guides an organization with a steady hand and maintains focus, even in challenging situations.

Margaret Mitchell

Dionne Blue
Chief Impact Officer

Jessica Raymond
Chief of Staff

Karen Burke 
Chief Operating Officer

Sabrina W. Horton
Chief External Affairs Officer

Alphie Rodriguez 
VP of Strategy, Impact & Evaluation

Catherine Beane
VP, Public Policy & Advocacy

Keri Jones-Fonnesbeck
VP of Member Services 

Laura Guy-Rice 
VP of Finance

Michael Leone
VP of Marketing & Communication Strategy

Sheri McDonald
VP of Learning and Development

Michael J. Robinson
VP of Corporate & Foundation Relations

Michelle Nelson-Hawkins
VP of Programs

Alexis Shy
VP of People and Culture

Neuvia Wallace-Davis
VP of Development

Richonda Ringgold
VP of Administration