YWCA Leadership Team

Charisse Mitchell, CEO

Tom Cottrell, Chief Programming Officer
Rebecca Diffin, Director, Domestic Violence Supportive Housing Services
Femi Fadayomi, Chief Operating Officer
Mara Furlich, Director, Prevention and Empowerment Services
Patti Haist, Director, Crisis Intervention Services and Regional Outreach Coordinator
Kelli Langan-Pfister, Director, Development and Communication
Eileen McKeever, Director, Domestic Violence Crisis Services
Mary Schroeder, Director, Finance
Nicole Villanueva, Practice Manager


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.

2018-19 Fiscal Year

Lonna Wiersma, President
India Manns, Vice President
Peggy Bishop, Treasurer
Sherwin Robinson, Secretary
Doug Wilterdink, Immediate Past President

Janean Couch
Karen Ender
Barbara Griffin
Julia Guevara
Meg Hackett
Sara Hendrix
Bryan Houck
Jessie Jones
Erin Paquet
Cindy Rogowski
Precious Threats
Steve Waugh

Charisse Mitchell, CEO