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.


Liz German



Melissa Breeden

Vice President,
Education & Curriculum


Vicki Hightower

Vice President,
Adult Services & Grants


Alina Sanders

Vice President,
Operations & Compliance

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Diana Bender

Director, Young Wonders


Alicia Whitworth

Director, Development and Public Relations


Hannah Mesouani

Director, Mission and Equity Consulting


Candice Byrd

Interim Director, Labyrinth Made Goods


Jackie Hinrichsen

Director, Finance

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Kara Alt

Director, Labyrinth


Tori Weinberg

Director, Marketing


Jennifer Golliday

Director, Stepping Stones

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 the 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


Beverly Beyer, Chair
Karla Chandler-Huffman, Chair-Elect
Dawn Carlson, Treasurer
Claire Lamonica, Secretary

Monica Bullington
Sarah Crowder
Mary Dellorto
Linda Kimber
Becky Mentzer
Camille Taylor
Beth Whisman
Megan Wood