Meet Our Team
Get to know us! We are proud of the leadership our Board of Directors provides to ensure that we are a preeminent community service agency in Phoenix that promotes women’s economic empowerment and the elimination of racism across Maricopa County. Our team is dedicated to creating a community that is equitable and inclusive for all.
Board of Directors
Joyce Medina Harper
Dr. Tara Nkrumah
Arizona State University
Maria Crimi Speth
Former Board Chair
Senior Community Relations Specialist
Giselle Leyva Corella
Commercial Relationship Manager, AVP
Arizona Complete Health
Senior Technical Marketing Manager
President & CEO
Diana Gregory Outreach Services
Ashley V. Kelly
Vice President & Sr Business Consultant with a Focus on Underserved Entrepreneurs
Sr. Director of Xeon Services
Chief Executive Officer
The Arizona Pet Project
St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance
Debbie Esparza, CEO
Debbie’s commitment to YWCA’s mission to eliminate racism and empower women began more than 20 years ago as a donor, volunteer, and national YWCA board member. She is thrilled to come full circle as CEO.
Debbie brings a diverse leadership perspective to this role with experiences in banking, consulting, entrepreneurship, academia, and 20 years in non-profit executive leadership. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Finance and MBA emphasizing Entrepreneurship and Venture Management from the University of Southern California.
Her personal philanthropy supports LGBTQ+ issues, female empowerment, and leadership endeavors. She is active in Latina Giving Circle and is on the board of North American Same-Sex Partner Dance Association.
WEST VALLEY SENIOR PROGRAMS STAFF
Home Delivered Meals Drivers
Robert Bitah (Volunteer)
Dan Boyle (Volunteer)
John Knoll (Volunteer)
Anita & Robert Smull (Volunteer)
Food Service Assistants
There are many ways to get involved at YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix
Your voice matters as we stand up for social justice, help families and strengthen communities. Whether you have time, talents, or treasures to contribute, learn how you can plug in to the YWCA community.