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YWCA USA Announces New Board Members

New Members Comprised of Leaders From Business, Media, and Nonprofit Sectors

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 07/02/14 -- The YWCA USA, one of the oldest and largest nonprofit multicultural women's organizations in the world, dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women, announced today that after a nationwide recruiting process, six women joined the YWCA National Board of Directors, effective June 14, 2014. The appointment of the new board members was ratified at the YWCA's National Business Meeting in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, June 14, held at the organization's 2014 Annual Conference. To view the full list of the YWCA National Board of Directors, click here.

YWCA USA Board Leadership:

  • YWCA USA Board Chair: Paula Penebaker, President & CEO, YWCA Southeast Wisconsin
  • YWCA USA Vice Chair: Azuri Gonzalez, Director, Center for Civic Engagement, University of Texas at El Paso
  • YWCA USA Secretary: Paula Green Johnson, Community Volunteer & Advocate
  • YWCA USA Treasurer: Janet Marcotte, Southern Arizona Director, Fred DuVal for Governor Campaign

Newly-Elected YWCA USA Board Members:

  • Griselda Aldrete, Executive Director, Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee
  • Stephanie Cuskley, CEO, NPower
  • Sylvia Fields, Executive Director, Eden Hall Foundation
  • Vicky Free, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, BET
  • Terri Pensock, Director, WW Sales Enablement for Systems & Technology Group, IBM
  • Emily Tynes, Communications Director, ACLU

"We are delighted to add these incredible leaders to the YWCA USA Board of Directors," said YWCA USA CEO Dara Richardson-Heron, M.D. "We are also deeply humbled and honored that these women have made a commitment to utilize their time, talents and resources to help us increase the visibility and impact of the YWCA and our National Movement. We are confident that in partnership with our current Board, our YWCA USA Team, Local Association Leadership, and other key supporters and stakeholders, we will achieve great success in advancing our iconic work."

About the YWCA
The YWCA is the voice for every woman. For more than 150 years, the YWCA has spoken out and taken action on behalf of women and girls. The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Over 2 million people participate each year in YWCA programs at more than 1,300 locations across the U.S.

Media Contacts:
Veronica Byrd
(202-835-2361)
vbyrd@ywca.org

James Grant
(917-626-1300)
james@jamesgrantpr.com

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