Who we are

Our mission and vision.

YWCA is dedicated to Eliminating Racism, Empowering Women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Financial Education

Through our Own It Financial Education program, we teach women to empower themselves financially. Classes are FREE.

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Women’s Empowerment

Holding multiple events a year, the YWCA AZ brings together leaders of the community offering inspiration and education.

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Young Women’s Forum

Connect with other young female leaders in the community, share strategies and create support networks.

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Senior Centers

We continually strive to develop new programs to improve the physical, mental and emotional health of our aging community.

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2018 Board of Directors

Board Leadership

Debra Esparza
Chief Executive Officer
602.258.0990 x13

Paula Hill
Board Chair,
Non-profit Relationship Manager,
Wells Fargo

Maria Crimi Speth
Chair Elect,
Jaburg Wilk

Jacquelyn M. Smith, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Health Sciences,
Midwestern University

Laura Schiesl
Senior Corporate Counsel
Insight Enterprises, Inc.

Carol Ackerson
Chief Financial &
Operational Officer,
Girls Scouts,
Arizona Cactus, Pine Council

Roicia Banks, MSW
Owner and founder,
Social Roots, LLC

Lisa Cagnolatti
Vice President,
Customer Service Operations
at Southern California Edison,

Gaby Cardenas
The Colibri Collective

Diana Gregory
President and CEO
Diana Gregory Outreach Services

Alexis A. Hermosillo
Community Outreach Coordinator,
Valley Metro

Lonni Lattie
Client Strategy Manager,

Jill Mapstead
Retired Business Owner/
Community Activist
and Philanthropist

Felecia Rotellini
Regulatory Compliance,
Drive Time

Caroline VanIngen-Dunn
Director, SFAz Center for STEM
Arizona State University

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