Board of Directors

Executive Committee

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Dottie Davis, – Board Chair
Founder/Owner, Davis Corporate Training 
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It is an honor to serve on the Board of the YWCA.  Their mission aligns with my passion to assist families who are impacted by domestic violence and uniting communities.  From crisis to care to collaboration, the YWCA offers the opportunity to move to a better place.

 

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Kate Miller, CFTA
President-Private Advisory, STAR Financial Bank
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“I serve on the YWCA Board because they provide necessary services to our community through various channels within the organization. Domestic violence and addiction are two very real issues, and the YWCA assists members of our community on a path to recovery and beyond.”

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Kathy Lytal, Past Chair
Director Revenue Integrity, Parkview Health 
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“I chose to serve on the YWCA Board because gifts of hope, courage, and support are meant to be re-gifted.”
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Edith Androl, Secretary
AVP, CAO Assistant Vice President, Finance Operations Support, Lincoln Financial Group 
“I chose to serve on the YWCA Board because of the work they do. They bring light to taboo topics and empower us all to have a voice. They provide the safety and help people need in crisis situations, and provide a non-judging, compassionate listening ear when people need it most.”

Stefanie Gerardot, Treasurer
Audit Senior Manager, Crowe
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“I serve on the YWCA Board because I believe in empowering the community, especially women and children. The YWCA fosters such empowerment in many different ways and I am proud to help contribute to an organization that has such a local impact.”

 

General Members

Stephanie Coppolino
Community Volunteer

“I serve on the YWCA Board because the mission of the YWCA is very important to our community. YWCA Northeast Indiana has helped so many people get their lives back and become stronger, not only for themselves but for their families as well.

Danielle Flora
Attorney, Danielle L. Flora Attorney at Law
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“I serve on the YWCA Board because I believe in the mission.”

Rachel Gumbiner's Board Of Directors HeadshotRachel Gumbiner
Project Engineer, KCB Consulting Solutions, LLC
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I serve on the YWCA Board because I stand behind their mission. My passion for many years has been to reach those struggling with active addiction. YWCA not only does that but so much more. Once I became familiar with all the incredible services YWCA has to offer, I knew without a doubt it was a mission I wanted to support. I am a proud board member of the YWCA!

Suzanne Wagner
Attorney, Haller Colvin
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“I serve on the YWCA Board because I fully support their mission and the work they do.”

Courtney Washington
Clinical Trainer/Clinical Psychologist, Parkview Health
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I serve on the YWCA Board because their mission aligns with my passion to assist families who are impacted by domestic violence and uniting communities.  From crisis to care to collaboration, the YWCA offers the opportunity to move to a better place. I am honored to be a part of the YWCA Board.

Denita Washington
Executive Director, Fort Wayne Girls Rock
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“I chose to become a YWCA board member so that I could assist women in rebuilding their life.  I also wanted to play a role in them becoming equipped, encouraged  and empowered . Everyone should have mental health support, financial wellness, and a safe space for their kids.

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Melissa Gruys
Dean and Professor of Management, Doermer School of Business, Purdue Fort Wayne
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I serve on the YWCA Board because I am committed to the mission of the organization. In my role as a leader in higher education, I seek to practice the elements of the YWCA mission but also to promote awareness and knowledge of these issues so that our students will be prepared to go into their own workplaces and promote fairness and equity in all ways.

Sherry Early
Executive Director, Incremental Development Alliance
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“I serve on the YWCA Board because I believe women are powerful change agents, and even when one of us gives of our time, talent, and treasures, the tied rises for us all.

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Andrea Mills
Community Volunteer

“I serve on the YWCA Board because I have a passion for their mission and a strong desire to help others. Everyone deserves to be heard, to be helped, and to be healed.”

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Tom Salzer
Co-Founder/President, Bona Vita Architecture
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“I serve on the YWCA Board because their mission is vital to Northeast Indiana.”

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Stacey Smith
President & CEO, Prairie Quest Consulting (PQC)
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I serve the YWCA Board because in my  24+ years living in Fort Wayne, I noted that our community needs services that assist women who were struggling to provide a safe and healthy life for themselves and their children. YWCA NEIN recognizes that those needs range from addiction recovery support to domestic violence and employment services.  I serve because I want to be in the front row of women supporters in Northeast Indiana.

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Human Resource Generalist, Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company
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I serve on the YWCA Board because they have been a beacon of hope in the lives of so many people in their most tragic moments. When I learned of the amazing work of the YWCA, the organizations mission and the passion of their leadership, I wanted to avail myself to aide in moving this cause along as best as I could. I am glad to be part of this board.