YWCA Leadership Team

Charisse Mitchell – CEO

Tom Cottrell – Chief Programming Officer

Rebecca Diffin – Director, Domestic Violence Supportive Housing Services

Femi Fadayomi – Chief Operating Officer

Kelli Langan-Pfister – Chief External Affairs Officer

Janelle LeBlanc – Director, Crisis Intervention Services & LGBTQ Specialist

Eileen McKeever – Director, Domestic Violence Crisis Services

Stephanie Miletich – Chief Organizational Development & People Officer

Tikia Putnam – Director, Safe Connections

Kelly Scott – Chief Finance Officer

La’Leatha Spillers – Chief Advancement Officer

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.


2021-2022 Fiscal Year

India Manns – President
Cindy Rogowski – Vice President
Peggy Bishop – Treasurer
Jessie Jones – Secretary

Shateka Abbott
Pastor Jathan Austin
Veronica Bradford
Matthew Cook
Lauren Davis
Meg Hackett
Sara Hendrix
Lisa Knight
Lisa Kreager
Janina Kreider
Michelle LaJoye-Young
M. Paola León
Gretchen Murphy

Michelle Rabideau
Doug Wilterdink

Charisse Mitchell – CEO