YWCA Leadership Team

Charisse Mitchell – CEO

Tom Cottrell – Chief Programming Officer

Rebecca Diffin – Director, Domestic Violence Supportive Housing Services

Femi Fadayomi – Chief Operating Officer

Patti Haist – Director, Crisis Intervention Services

Randy Jackson – Interim Director, Finance

Kelli Langan-Pfister – Director, Development and Communications

Eileen McKeever – Director, Domestic Violence Crisis Services

Stephanie Miletich, Chief Organizational Development & People Officer

Nicole Villanueva – Practice Manager

Adrienne Zaya – Policy Analyst, Prevention and Empowerment Services




YWCA Board of Directors

YWCA West Central Michigan board members are elected to serve terms of three years and are charged with the governance and oversight of the organization. Potential members are identified by the YWCA Board Development Committee – a rotating group of community leaders, long-time YWCA volunteers, and board members – for consideration by the current board of directors. New members are selected based on a proven commitment to the YWCA mission – Eliminating racism; Empowering women and girls; Promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all — and their ability to support the organization as it works to meet that mission.


2020-2021 Fiscal Year

India Manns – President
Cindy Rogowski – Vice President
Peggy Bishop – Treasurer
Jessie Jones – Secretary
Lonna Wiersma – Immediate Past President

Veronica Bradford
Lauren Davis
Julia Guevara
Meg Hackett
Sara Hendrix
Lisa Knight
Lisa Kreager
Michelle LaJoye-Young
Kelley Root
Doug Wilterdink

Charisse Mitchell – CEO