YWCA Madison


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YWCA Downtown

Phone: 608-257-1436, option 2

Vanessa McDowellChief Executive Officer

Development and Marketing
OPENDevelopment Associate
Maggie Porter Kratz
Development and Marketing Director
Jay Young Marketing and Development Manager
OPEN Volunteer Coordinator


Joelle Frye Accounting Assistant
LuAnn QuellaChief Financial Officer

Shannon Ash Housing First Program Manager
Betsy Berry Housing First Coordinator
Kayalyn Broy Housing First Coordinator/Case Manager
Jael Currie Support Services Manager
Roberto GodinezEvening Shelter Case Manager/Housing Locator 
Melissa Kidau Housing Locator
Lucy Williams Shelter Case Manager
Jessica Oswald Rapid Rehousing Case Manager
Olivia Rico-McKeen Housing First Coordinator
Lucía Ledesma Empower Home Case Manager
Nancy Wrenn Bauch

Third Street Program Coordinator

Lisa Xiong Children's Program Coordinator
Human Resources
Rhonda SchemmHuman Resources Director

Kiana Brown Front Desk Supervisor
OPEN Building Maintenance Technician
Danielle Dieringer Operations Director
Chris Luther Receptionist
Myeesha MitchellCompliance Specialist
OPENFacilities Manager
Keith WilkinsBuilding Maintenance Housekeeper

Empowerment Center

Phone: 608.257.1436, option 3

Adanze OkorontaEmpowerment Center Receptionist/Program Assistant
Rasheid AtlasYWeb Career Academy Instructor
Julia Block YWeb Career Academy Coordinator
Yaminique Brown Placement and Retention Coordinator
Tory LathamEmployment Services Manager
Aneesha Mitchell Driver's License Recovery Coordinator
Race & Gender Equity
Colleen Butler Racial Justice Director
Naomi Takahashi Race and Gender Equity Manager
Libby Tucci Race and Gender Equity Coordinator

Restorative Justice

Bill Baldon Restorative Justice Manager
Kiana Burnette Community Restorative Justice Coordinator
Samantha Clausen-Ruppert Restorative Justice Outreach Liason
Eugenia HighlandRestorative Justice Director
Shirin KestinRestorative Justice Coordinator
Hannah Lenzo Community Restorative Justice Intake Coordinator
Ali Treviño-Murphy Restorative Justice Manager
Orion Wells Restorative Justice Coordinator
Asly WarrenCommunity Restorative Justice Coordinator (Bilingual) 

YW Transit
Kirk Vetterkind YW Transit Manager
Amanda World YW Transit Manager