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


Danielle M. Clarke

Community Volunteer, Counseling Pyschologist


Dr. Carmen I. Coballes-Vega

Provost, Hennepin Technical College


Andriel Dees (Secretary)

Director of Multicultural Affairs, Capella University


Karen Dobbins

Community Volunteer, Life Coach


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.


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


Stacy O’Reilly

President, Plunkett’s Pest Control


Mary Lynne Perushek (Treasurer)

Community Volunteer, Retired Corporate Executive


Susan Bass Roberts

Vice President, Executive Director: The Pohlad Family Foundation


Sara Russick

President, Russick LLC        


Beth Smits

Vice President, Strategic Growth: Best Buy Co.


Susan Williams

Senior Director of Marketing, Ecolab


Margaret A. Wood

Community Relations Director, Best Buy


Anna Youngerman             

Director of Health Policy and Advocacy, Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota