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

Senior Leadership

Ashley Booker

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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Sarah O'Brien

Director of Advancement
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Ivette Izea-Martinez

Director of Community Impact & Program Strategy
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Beatrice Laizer

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

Board of Directors

Angela Burns Finney, Chair
Senior Marketing Manager, Pricewaterhouse Coopers

Mara Ascheman, Vice Chair
Senior Attorney, Xcel Energy

Tina Grant, Treasurer
Senior Director, Human Resources, Global Food and Beverage, Ecolab Inc.

Liesl Kistow, Secretary

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

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

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


Ashley Booker
Chief Executive Officer, YWCA St. Paul 

Yvonne Mitchell

Director, 3M Engineering


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


Anika Ward
Founder, Sankofa Leadership Network


Cassandra Yarbrough
Realtor, Coldwell Banker Burnnet