Who we are

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Our mission and vision.

YWCA is dedicated to Eliminating Racism, Empowering Women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner type=”grid” text_align=”center”][vc_column_inner]Join Our MissionBoard of DirectorsStaffDonate Today[/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”parallax” type=”grid” text_align=”center”][vc_column width=”1/4″ css=”.vc_custom_1433449898353{padding-top: 3% !important;padding-bottom: 3% !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”2532″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_shadow_3d” css=”.vc_custom_1438302393048{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}”][vc_column_text]

Financial Education

Through our Own It Financial Education program, we teach women to empower themselves financially. Classes are FREE.[/vc_column_text]Learn More...[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″ css=”.vc_custom_1433449926255{padding-top: 3% !important;padding-bottom: 3% !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”1165″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_shadow_3d” css=”.vc_custom_1434511271545{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}”][vc_column_text]

Women’s Empowerment

Holding multiple events a year, the YWCA AZ brings together leaders of the community offering inspiration and education.[/vc_column_text]Learn More...[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″ css=”.vc_custom_1433449933001{padding-top: 3% !important;padding-bottom: 3% !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”1182″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_shadow_3d” css=”.vc_custom_1434516920032{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}”][vc_column_text]

Young Women’s Forum

Connect with other young female leaders in the community, share strategies and create support networks.[/vc_column_text]Learn More...[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″ css=”.vc_custom_1434392936566{padding-top: 3% !important;padding-bottom: 3% !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”2398″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_shadow_3d” css=”.vc_custom_1437156220679{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}”][vc_column_text]

Senior Centers

We continually strive to develop new programs to improve the physical, mental and emotional health of our aging community.[/vc_column_text]Learn More...[/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”grid” text_align=”center” background_color=”#df491e” padding_top=”30″ padding_bottom=”30″][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”grid” text_align=”center” padding_top=”30″ padding_bottom=”30px” el_id=”board”][vc_column][vc_column_text]

2018 Board of Directors

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Board Leadership

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Chief Executive Officer
602.258.0990 x13
debbie.esparza@ywcaaz.org[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/5″][vc_single_image image=”3638″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text el_class=”board”]Paula Hill
Board Chair,
Non-profit Relationship Manager,
Wells Fargo[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/5″][vc_single_image image=”4422″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text el_class=”board”]Maria Crimi Speth
Chair Elect,
Attorney,
Jaburg Wilk[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/5″][vc_single_image image=”3583″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text el_class=”board”]Jacquelyn M. Smith, Ph.D.
Treasurer,
Dean, College of Health Sciences,
Midwestern University[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/5″][vc_single_image image=”4058″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text el_class=”board”]Laura Schiesl
Secretary,
Senior Corporate Counsel
Insight Enterprises, Inc.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”grid” padding_top=”10″ padding_bottom=”30″][vc_column width=”1/5″][vc_single_image image=”3088″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text el_class=”board”]Carol Ackerson
Chief Financial &
Operational Officer,
Girls Scouts,
Arizona Cactus, Pine Council[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/5″][vc_single_image image=”4701″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text el_class=”board”]Roicia Banks, MSW
Owner and founder,
Social Roots, LLC[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/5″][vc_single_image image=”4899″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text el_class=”board”]Lisa Cagnolatti
Vice President,
Customer Service Operations
at Southern California Edison,
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Principal/Owner
The Colibri Collective[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/5″][vc_single_image image=”24110″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text el_class=”board”]Diana Gregory
President and CEO
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Community Outreach Coordinator,
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Client Strategy Manager,
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Retired Business Owner/
Community Activist
and Philanthropist[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/5″][vc_single_image image=”3086″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text el_class=”board”]Felecia Rotellini
Director
Regulatory Compliance,
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Director, SFAz Center for STEM
Arizona State University[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row background_color=”#df491e” padding_top=”30″ padding_bottom=”30″][vc_column]

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