Ambassadors Council

Ambassadors Council

The Ambassador Council is a group of professionals who provide support to the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, with a collective goal to raise awareness, empower women and eliminate racism.  As ambassadors of the YWCA, the Ambassador Council works to raise money and donate time to benefit the YWCA. 


who we are

1.  An Ambassador Council member is mission-connected and dedicated to fundraising. Excited to give their time and talent, this person brings with her/him diversity that is complementary to the other members of the Ambassador Council.

2. Ambassadors are distinguished as key influencers in the City of Chicago working to support the invaluable work of the YWCA, one of the most highly regarded and largest women’s organizations in the city.

3. Ambassadors have access to networking and meaningful relationship building opportunities with other leaders within the YWCA, including the Board of Directors.

4. Ambassadors have an opportunity to affect change in the lives of women and girls by being a part of the inner circle of the YWCA movement.

5. Ambassadors have the unique opportunity to receive board training and skill building to enhance personal goals including serving on future community boards.

Deirdre Asnis
United Way of Metropolitan Chicago     

Yuri Brown-Cruzat                                                           

Cindi Cervone-Carlson
Challenger, Gray & Christmas  

Vilma Chan

Melissa Cooper 
Associated Bank

Heidi Davis

Jamie Denz

Judson (Jud) Ely
POS Remarketing Group, Inc.

Terri Friel
Roosevelt University

Christine Gallagher Kearney
DePaul University

Peggy Goddeau                  
Heartland Group

Monica Harris
Efficient Estates, Inc.

Hadassah Hickman
Sitar Group

Linda Hodo
Zurich North America

Christine Jurish Furie

Abha Kapila

Lena Kennedy
Syrebrum Wellness

Sarah Marmor
Scharf Banks Marmor

Jane Park

Bridget Penney

Beth Picciuca

Jillian Potter 
The Chicago Network

Kristen Prinz
Prinz Law Firm

Randy Ramsey
Inner Workings

Wynona Redman

Beverley Rohde
Sears Holdings Corporation

Mandy Sauerbier
McGladrey, LLP

Theresa Salus

Julianna Sheeran

Tamara Solarich                                                     

Charles Smith
CS Insurance Strategies

Andrea Spudich

Karen Staib Duffy
Quantum Development Coaching

Julia Suprock
URS Corporation

David Tolliver

Kara Wright
Mindhearted, Inc.

Doyoung Yong
Deloitte Tax LLP

Petrina Youhan
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago Staff Contacts:

Brian Starr
Major Gifts Officer
1 North LaSalle, Ste. 1150
Chicago, IL 60602

Dorri McWhorter
Chief Executive Officer