Jewell Mitchell, Executive Director | firstname.lastname@example.org | Jewell has lead YWCA Moncton since 2009, guiding the organization through an incredible period of renewal and growth. In addition to her community-based work, Jewell supports the YWCA movement by fostering intergenerational leadership through mentorship of young women and by participation on numerous YWCA Canada committees. In 2013, Jewell represented YWCA Canada at the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women in New York, sitting on a panel of international speakers organized by Status of Women Canada.
Beth Lyons, Associate Director | email@example.com | Beth found her way to the YWCA in 2011 and moved to the role of Associate Director in 2013. Currently, her YW work includes project management, communications, and advocacy. She also serves on YWCA Canada’s national Advocacy Advisory Committee and has twice received support from YWCA Canada’s young women’s leadership initiatives, which allowed her to attend a Young Women’s Leadership Conference in Barbados and the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in 2013.
Karen Geraghty, Office Manager | firstname.lastname@example.org | Karen is the YW’s senior-most team member, having been with the organization since 1999. Karen embodies the kind of radical empathy and support that the YWCA knows women need in times of crisis and transition. Karen is the glue that binds the YW team together across all our programs and locations.
Michèle Nadeau, A Home for Her Co-ordinator | email@example.com | Michele has been working with the YW in a variety of roles since 2011, most recently as a manager with the A Home for Her housing program. In addition to supporting and advocating for her program participants with passion and understanding, Michele also leads transformative adult group learning session to that focus on skill-building.
Heather Richards, A Home for Her Co-ordinator | firstname.lastname@example.org | Heather’s career with the YW started in 2011 as an Early Childhood Educator providing high-quality programs and services to children in our Women’s Success Centre. Heather now works with the A Home for Her program where she guides and coaches women—and their children—during times of transition, helping them to build the foundation they need for the lives they want with understanding and empathy.
Marisa Piccini, Fund Development Manager | email@example.com | Marisa joined the YW in 2012 as the Fund Development Manager. Marisa’s main focus is the Transitionelle housing project for young pregnant and parenting women, with many YW events (such as Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, No Fixed Address, and Keep a Roof Over Her Head) also taking place with her direction.
Alicia Duffy, Youth Programs Coordinator | firstname.lastname@example.org | Alicia began her career with the YW through a YWCA Canada internship program. Since her intern days, Alicia has become the Youth Programs Coordinator and has delivered programming throughout South Eastern New Brunswick. Her passion and commitment to the YW was recognized in 2013 when YWCA Canada provided her with funding to present at a Young Women’s Leadership Conference in Barbados.
Natalie Kinsman, Youth Program Coordinator | email@example.com | Natalie joined the YW team in 2013 as the Coordinator for the On My Way program for young women facing barriers to academic success in local high school. Natalie provides young women with support and encouragement while connecting them with the community resources they need to thrive and building their capacity to act as compelling advocates for their immediate needs and future aspirations.
Kerri Sears, Youth Program Facilitator | firstname.lastname@example.org | Kerri has worked with the YW since 2012, when our Youth Thrive program launched. Kerri has supported youth in a multitude of ways including: academic tutoring, active listening and coaching, and grief recovery group facilitation. Kerri readily shares her wealth of experience and knowledge on child and youth education with coworkers and community partners, her belief in the importance of education always apparent.
Tara-Lynn Steeves, Peer Support Facilitator | email@example.com | Tara-Lynn initially came to the YW as an intern for another community organization’s peer support training program. Tara-Lynn now provides one-on-one and group active listening and coaching to women accessing YW programs and services, supporting women as they (re)discover resiliency and their own potential.
Leah Harpell, Child Program Facilitator | Leah joined the YW team in 2013 as a facilitator with our Early Learning and Child Minding programs. Women participating in YW programming at our Women’s Success Centre can fully immerse themselves in their learning because they know their children and entertained, encouraged, and cared for just down the hall with Leah.