Leadership

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

Management Staff

Gaye Adams Massey

Chief Executive Officer

Michelle Daniel

Director of Development

Jeff Mundinger

Chief Financial Officer

Susan Olsen

Director of Human Resources

Deena Zubulake

Director of Programs

Nikki Beasley

Assistant Director of Programs

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

Board of Directors

Beverly Jones Heydinger, Chair
Chair, Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (Retired)

Tina Grant, Vice Chair
HR Director, Employee Relations & Compliance, Ecolab

Steve Halvorsen, Treasurer
Manager, National Accounts Health Solutions, HealthPartners

Cassandra Yarbrough, Secretary
Realtor, Coldwell Banker Burnet

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

Angela Burns Finney
Central Region Tax Marketing Manager, Pricewaterhouse Coopers

Shelley Carthen Watson
Senior Associate General Counsel, University of Minnesota Office of the General Counsel

Kim Ferguson
Vice President of Fixed Income, U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc.

Alison Lehman
Associate Counsel, Securian Financial Group

Gaye Adams Massey
Chief Executive Officer, YWCA St. Paul 

Sara E. Gross Methner
General Counsel and Secretary, University of St. Thomas

Yvonne Mitchell
Director, 3M Engineering

Mary Nash
Commander, Executive Commander to Chief of Police, Saint Paul Police Department

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

Anika Ward
Director for the Center for Prevention, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

Paris Watts-Stanfield
Vice President/Corporate Audit, Medtronic

Dr. Yohuru Williams
Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, University of St. Thomas

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