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YWCA USA Elects New National Leadership

WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The YWCA USA Annual General Assembly elected new officers and members of its national board of directors, called the National Coordinating Board, during its recent 2009 National Conference in Washington, D.C.

New officers include:

  • Chair: Debra Stock, Executive Director of YWCA York, Pennsylvania
  • Vice Chair: Jeanette Castellanos-Butt, Associate Director of YWCA Greater Chicago, Illinois
  • Secretary: Yvonne Crow, former Board President of YWCA Kansas City, Kansas
  • Treasurer: Asel Mukeyeva, Board Member of YWCA Topeka, Kansas

Newly elected Board members are:

  • Felicia Collins-Correia, Executive Director of YWCA Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Carol L. Green, Executive Director of YWCA Salem, Oregon
  • Rebecca Hall, Executive Director of YWCA Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • Janet James, Board Member of YWCA Charleston, West Virginia
  • Janet Marcotte, Executive Director of YWCA Tucson, Arizona
  • Chaneta Brooks Montoban, Board Member of YWCA Delaware
  • Lois Cook Steele, Volunteer and retired Executive Director of YWCA Lower Cape Fear, North Carolina
  • Mary Wertzberger, Board President of YWCA Marshalltown, Iowa

"The YWCA has always been so fortunate to attract such outstanding women to serve on our national Board," said Lorraine Cole, Ph.D., YWCA USA CEO. "During these tough economic times in the face of increased need for YWCA services, it is great to have such high caliber talent leading our efforts on behalf of our nation's women and girls."

The YWCA USA is a national not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to social service, advocacy, education, leadership development, and racial justice. Its mission is the elimination of racism and empowerment of women. Established in the United States in 1858, the YWCA is the oldest and largest national women's organization, and celebrating its 150th anniversary. Through its nearly 300 affiliated local YWCAs and its headquarters in Washington, D.C., the YWCA serves 2.5 million women and girls each year. Globally, the YWCA USA is a member of World YWCA, which has affiliates in 122 countries that serve 25 million women and girls worldwide. Visit

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