ywca Minneapolis


YWCA Minneapolis is led by an all-women board of directors who are responsible for setting the policy and direction for the organization. Our current board members are:


Sara Ahluwalia

Community Volunteer, Retired Attorney


Ani Backa

Attorney, Stoel Rives, LLP


Jill Barclift

Professor of Law, Business Law Institute: Hamline University School of Law


Melissa Barra

SVP, Chief Strategy and Customer Relationships: Sleep Number by Select Comfort


Darlynn M. Benjamin

VP of Service Network Innovations & Collaborations, MACC


Kate Mullin Berman

Business Strategy and Research


Cheryl Cooper Boyd

Educational and Organizational Consultant


Lisa Montpetit Brabbit

Senior Asst Dean, External Relations and Programs: University of St. Thomas Law School


Dr. Carmen I. Coballes-Vega

Provost, Hennepin Technical College


Liza A. Dopp

Marketing Manager, Corporate Strategy: General Mills, Inc.


Angela Davis Drew 

News Anchor & Reporter, WCCO-TV


Michele Durkin

Director of Talent Acquisition, Thrivent Financial


Kweilin Ellingrud

Partner, McKinsey & Company, Inc.


Luz María Frías

President & CEO, YWCA Minneapolis


Debbie L. Galka

Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, Wealth Mgmt & Securities Services: US Bank


Pamela K. Graika

Community Volunteer, Retired Corporate Executive


Laurie Hodder Greeno

Community Volunteer, Retired Corporate Executive


Deborah B. Hilke

Principal Litigation Counsel, Medtronic, Inc.


Lakeeta Hill

Director of Executive Administration & Corporate Governance, Cargill, Inc.   


Lisa Huey

Financial Advisor, OKH Wealth Management


Loan Huynh

Shareholder, Immigration Group: Fredrikson & Byron


Remi Kent

Global Brand & Strategy Leader, Consumer Brand Group: 3M


Tami A. Kozikowski

Community Volunteer, Retired Corporate Executive


Jennifer Laible

President, Antenna


Kathy Longo

President and Founder, Flourish Wealth Management


Gwen McFadden-Vincent

President, Risk Management Consulting Services, LLC


Jeninne McGee

SVP, Enterprise Implementation and Operational Risk Assessment: Ameriprise


Bonnie Speer McGrath

President, TruScribe


Mallory Mitchell

Development Manager, Urban League


Dr. Val Moeller (Chair)

Retired Higher Education President


Tracy Moosbrugger

Managing Director, Wells Fargo


Dr. Christie Cozad Neuger

Professor Emerita, Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University


Mary Lynne Perushek (Treasurer)

Community Volunteer, Retired Corporate Executive


Stacy O’Reilly

President, Plunkett’s Pest Control


Susan Bass Roberts

Vice President, Executive Director: The Pohlad Family Foundation


Carissa Rollins

CIO, UHC, Employer and Individual, United Healthcare


Sara Russick

President, Russick LLC   


Bria Shea

Director, Regulatory and Strategic Analysis, Xcel Energy


Beth Smits

Vice President, Strategic Growth: Best Buy Co.


Susan Williams

Senior Director of Marketing, Ecolab


Margaret A. Wood

Community Relations Director, Best Buy