Dedication. Spirit. Heart.

The dedication, heart, spirit and leadership of many inspiring women through the years helps make the YWCA all that it is today. We invite you to learn more about service opportunities on our Board of Directors, or any of our committees throughout the year.

The YWCA averages more than 50 full and part-time employees and utilizes over 100 individual and group volunteers each year to carry out our critical work in the community.

YWCA St. Joseph Executive Staff
Leadership Team: 

Executive Director: Jean Brown

Child Care Resource Director: Tracey Koranda

Discovery Child Care Director: Lisa Puett

Finance Director: Ramona Steele

Maintenance Supervisor: Frank Bell

Victim Services Director: Kim Kempf

Human Resources: Mindy Grooms


Department Coordinators: 

Encore+ (Breast Health) Coordinator:  Martha Brookshier

Teen Parent Services Coordinator: Traci McChristy

Parenting Class Coordinator: Ellen Kisker

Housing Manager: Regina Shelton,

Office Manager: Chanda Brendle

Training & Outreach Coordinator: Carrie Turner

Shelter Operations Coordinator: Jumalee O’Connor


YWCA St. Joseph Board of Directors:
Jean Brown President
Heather Gladhart Chair
Andrea Howell Co-Chair
Krista Chilcoat Secretary
Julie Walker Treasurer
Jennifer Brown
Maria Burnham
Amy Cloud
Teresa Cordero
Julia Harrington
Jessica Jackson
Beth Kosse
Amy Kotwani
Brandi Lutz
Kerri Maggart
Sara Markt
Sydney Moore
Natasha Oakes
Maria Ramirez Braiz
Kay Siebler
Tiffany Thompson

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“Love, Love, Love all the staff. Thanks for everything. God bless you all!”
~ YWCA Client
“The staff was very nice and very respectful to everyone. It is the perfect place for us to take a step back and reevaluate our situation. Thank you.”
~ YWCA Client
“The staff was kind, compassionate and understanding. They listened and gave good feedback when necessary.”
~ YWCA Client