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 - Development Chair
United Way of Metropolitan Chicago     

Yuri Brown-Cruzat
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Veronica Butler
Slalom Consultants

Vilma Chan

Melissa Cooper 
Associated Bank

Heidi Davis
The Marketing Store

Jamie Denz

Stacey Flint
Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership

Christine Fisher
Robert Morris University

Maureen Flood

Terri Friel
Roosevelt University

Christine Gallagher Kearney - Communications Chair
DePaul University

Alina Garcia

Kara Goodbrand
Keene Advisory Group

Monica Harris
Efficient Estates, Inc.

Kristel Herzog
Fifth Third Bank

Shilpa Hingwe
Associate Bank

Linda Hodo
Zurich North America

Christine Jurish Furie

Laura Knights
Laura E. Knight Coaching & Consulting

Molly Louthan
Advancing Women Executives

Janetta Mhoon Jones

Sarah Marmor
Scharf Banks Marmor

Terrilynn Million Short

Natalie Monga
Abbott Laboratories

Jill O'Donovan
Walker Wilcox and Matousek LLP

Beth Picciuca - Chair, Membership Engagement

Mandy Pittman
McGladrey, LLP

Kristen Prinz
Prinz Law Firm

Beverley Rohde
Sears Holdings Corporation

Kelsey Rosen
Geneva Technical Services

Theresa Salus

Julianna Sheeran

Charles Smith - Chair
CS Insurance Strategies

Andrea Spudich
Responsible Leader Group, LLC

Mika Stambaugh
City of Chicago, Dept. of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection

Julia Suprock
URS Corporation

Sherry Tan

Pamela Wedgeworth
Wedgeworth Business Communications

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago Staff Contacts:
Brian Starr
Inspired Giving Officer
1 North LaSalle, Ste. 1150
Chicago, IL 60602
312.762.2710 w

Dorri McWhorter
Chief Executive Officer