YWRC My Strength Note

Staff

The Young Women’s Resource Center has a full-time staff of passionately dedicated people who make sure our mission is carried out every day. These are the people who bring the Young Women’s Resource Center to life and who carry out its programs and objectives.

Staff

Sonia Ashe

Sonia is our Director of External Affairs. She leads our development and fundraising strategies and builds relationships with our supporters.

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Frieda Bequeaith

Frieda is one of our Empowerment Supervisors. They actively prepare for and facilitates Empowerment Groups in the schools and After School Programming at the YWRC. In addition to planning and implementing bi-annual client events, they also supervise the Empowerment team and programming.

Pronouns: They/She

Sierah Bougher

Sierah Bougher

Sierah is our Childcare Supervisor. She oversees our childcare program as well as the literacy curriculum implemented during care.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Marcia Bradley

Marcia is our Art Therapist and specializes in creative counseling techniques. She provides voluntary and confidential counseling services for our girls and young women in schools and at the YWRC.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Ayo Davis-Yeboah

Ayo is our Counseling and Program Support Specialist. She provides individual and group counseling at the YWRC, schools and community organizations. Ayo also supports both the Empowerment and Young Moms Programs by facilitating groups as needed.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Jerry Dysart

Jerry Dysart

Jerry is one of our Transportation Specialists. He ensures our participants get safely to and from YWRC groups and programs.

Pronouns: He/His/His

Kathy Dysart

Kathy Dysart

Kathy is one of our Transportation Specialists. She ensures our participants get safely to and from YWRC groups and programs.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Gary Elliston

Gary Elliston

Gary is one of our Transportation Specialists. He ensures our participants get safely to and from YWRC groups and programs.

Pronouns: He/His/His

Tom Hawkins

Tom Hawkins

Tom is one of our Transportation Specialists. He ensures our participants get safely to and from YWRC groups and programs.

Pronouns: He/His/His

Tony Jackson

Tony Jackson

Tony is one of our Transportation Specialists. He ensures our participants get safely to and from YWRC groups and programs.

Pronouns: He/His/His

Jessica Kincaid

Jessica is one of our Empowerment Program Supervisors. She actively prepares for and facilitates Empowerment Groups in the schools and After School Programming at the YWRC. In addition to planning and implementing bi-annual client events, she also supervises the Empowerment team and programming, and all in-school groups.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Jennifer Mesecher Ogg

Jenny is our Finance, HR and Data Director. Jenny manages the YWRC finances, including overseeing the entire organizational budget. She also manages the program results database.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Chelsea Moore

Chelsea is our one of our Empowerment Program Specialists. She actively prepares for and facilitates Empowerment Groups within the schools and at the YWRC, including our Black Girl Magic group.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Erin Moran

Erin is our Communications Director. She oversees and executes all marketing and communication efforts for the YWRC. She is also the lead for all community special events.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Sarah Myren

Sarah is our Young Moms Program Lead. She facilitates parenting and life skills groups, as well as individual support for our young moms, in addition to leading our Young Moms team.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Liliana San Elias

Liliana is our Office and Transportation Manager. She provides administrative support, office and building management, and reception duties. Liliana also coordinates transportation to and from the YWRC so participants can attend programs and access resources.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Jewelz Smith

Jewelz is the Young Moms Program Specialist and Doula Coordinator: Childbirth Educator, Doula, CLS. She actively prepares for and facilitates Young Moms Groups within the schools and at the YWRC, provides clients with individual support, and coordinates our Better Beginnings Doula Program. Jewelz is also certified to provide breastfeeding support.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Irma Tello

Irma is our Bilingual Empowerment Program Specialist. She actively prepares for and facilitates Empowerment Groups within the schools and at the YWRC, including our Mariposa group.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Christine Tucker

Christine is our Young Moms Specialist - Postpartum and Parenting. She plans and facilitates groups for pregnant and parenting young people onsite and in school-based settings. Christine also provides support with financial literacy, access to educational opportunities, accessing community resources and general support with parenting skills.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Brooke Westphalen

Brooke is our Development and Communications Coordinator. She is responsible for a variety of fundraising and communication efforts including donor stewardship, event planning support, community outreach, in-kind donation drives and maintaining the donor database.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Kari Zimmerman

Kari is our Executive Director. She leads all staff and is responsible for the organization's consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

The majority of staff photos provided by Meanz Chan, 2019.