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

Management Staff

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Gaye Adams Massey

Chief Executive Officer
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Michelle Lynn Daniel

Director of Development
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Kim Basile

Chief Financial Officer
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Deena Zubulake

Director of Programs
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Nikki Beasley

Director of Housing and Public Policy
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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

Tina Grant, Treasurer
HR Leader – Global Food and Beverage, Ecolab


Liesl Kistow, Secretary
Regional Trust Manager, 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


Angela Burns Finney
Central Region Tax Marketing Manager, Pricewaterhouse Coopers


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

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


Alison Lehman
Associate Counsel, 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 


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 Burnet

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