Meet the Team

YWCA McLean County benefits from a diverse and unique group of leaders, specializing in various areas. From Program Directors to the Board of Directors, YWCA is lucky to have such skilled, talented and passionate individuals living the mission of eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity every day.


D. Dontae Latson



Liz German

Vice President of Operations


Melissa Breeden

Senior Director,
Young Wonders


Vicki Hightower

Senior Director,
Adult Services


Hilary Pacha

Senior Director, Prevention & Empowerment Services

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Kara Alt

Director, Client Services, Stepping Stones


Jenn Carrillo

Director, Mission Impact

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Gabe Cripe

Director, Community Outreach, Stepping Stones


Christy Germanis

Director, Marketing and Public Relations

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Kelsie Langheim

Director, Client Services, Stepping Stones


Perry Mayer

Director, Building Operations

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Rita Poore

Director, Young Wonders Youth Development


Monica Rondone

Director, Finance

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Nathina Williams

Director, Young Wonders Early Learning

Board of Directors

The YWCA McLean County Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the operations of YWCA McLean County. Responsibilities include maintaining a commitment to the mission and vision of YWCA, establishing strategic direction, ensuring compliance with all applicable legal requirements, and maintaining financial well-being of YWCA McLean County.

Please send all board correspondence to

YWCA McLean County, Attn: Board of Directors
1201 North Hershey Road
Bloomington, IL  61704


Barbara Taft, Board Chair

Holly Ambuehl
Carol Beneze

Vijeyta Bhatia

Mary Campbell

Sandy Colbs

Kentrica Coleman

Chemberly Cummings

Molly Edwards

Rachel Hatch

Dawn Carlson, Board Treasurer

Linda Kimber
Tiffany Lawson-Grant

Ashley Leffler

Frances Maddox

Kay Printy Moss

Ann Perry

Feli Sebastian

Deana Turner