A dedicated leadership team and committed Board of Directors help make it possible for YW to meet urgent community needs.

Management Staff

Staff Heashot of Gaye Adams Massey

Gaye Adams Massey

Chief Executive Officer
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Patricia Ogbeide-Ihama

Director of Human Resources
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Stephanie Kilian

Chief Financial Officer
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Jessica Fowler

Assistant Director of
Maintenance & Facilities
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Ivette Izea-Martinez

Director of Programs
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Shanene Herbert

Racial Justice Director
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To reach our staff by phone, call the front desk at 651-222-3741. 

Board of Directors

Dr. Yohuru Williams, Chair
Distinguished University Chair, Professor of History, & Founding Director of the Racial Justice Initiative, University of St. Thomas

Angela Burns Finney, Vice Chair
Senior Marketing Manager, Pricewaterhouse Coopers

Yvonne Mitchell, Treasurer
Director, 3M Engineering

Liesl Kistow, Secretary

SVP – Head of Wealth Management Trust Administration Services, U.S. Bank

Mara Ascheman
Senior Attorney, Xcel Energy


Kristin Beckmann
Deputy Chief of Staff of Communications & Scheduling, Office of Governor Tim Walz


Charles Bradley
Senior Publishing Coordinator, Thomson Reuters


Kim Ferguson

SVP, Chief Administrative Officer – Wealth Practice Management, U.S. Bank Wealth Management

Alison Lehman

Senior Managing Counsel – Law and Corporate Compliance, Securian Financial Group

Margie Lindberg

Vice President of Marketing, Sales, and Product Management, UCare


Kathleen Marron
Chief Engagement Officer, The Marron Alliance


Gaye Adams Massey
Chief Executive Officer, YWCA St. Paul 


Barb Tretheway
Senior Vice President & General Counsel, HealthPartners (Retired)


Austine Vaughn-Bergling
Library Volunteer Coordinator, St. Paul Public Library

Anika Ward
Founder, Sankofa Leadership Network


Cassandra Yarbrough
Realtor, Coldwell Banker Burnet

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