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Ivette Izea-Martinez

Mrs. Izea-Martinez provides overall leadership and direction to YWCA St. Paul’s Youth Development, Housing & Supportive Services, and Employment & Economic Development programs. She is responsible for budgeting, property management, compliance, evaluation and reporting, and identifies strategies to improve quality and efficacy of participant-centered services.

Mrs. Izea-Martinez, is originally from Venezuela, and has made Minnesota her home for the last 26 years. She has more than 11 years of experience supporting youth and families in crisis through advocacy and violence prevention initiatives. In addition, she has led community leadership initiatives for youth and adults, facilitated gender-based violence prevention workshops and trainings, both nationally and internationally, and developed programs. She has extensive experience in community engagement and is a member of the Nexus Institute of Community Engagement Advisory committee, as well as a board-member-at-large of the MN Council on Latino Affairs. She is a recipient of the University of Pennsylvania’s Executive Program in Leadership and achieved the Strategy, Violence and Abuse Prevention certificate. She is a daughter, mom, wife, outdoor enthusiast and above all, a gender equity and violence prevention advocate.

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Ivette Izea-Martinez

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Jessica Fowler

As Assistant Director of Maintenance and Facilities at the YWCA, Jessica Fowler provides overall facilities and compliance management for YWCA St. Paul Supportive Housing Properties, Administration Building, and Health & Fitness Center.

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Shanene Herbert

Shanene Herbert is a long-standing resident of North Minneapolis whose lived experience and life work has put her in a unique position to lead conversations about the impact of systemic racism on Black and brown youth.

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Stephanie Kilian

As Chief Financial Officer at YWCA St. Paul, Stephanie Kilian provides financial leadership and oversees the annual audit, budget, banking relations and financial reporting for the organization. In her role she leads the organization’s finance and information technology teams.

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