YWCA announces 2015-2016 Board of Directors


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News release from the YWCA Northeast Indiana:

YWCA Announces 2015-2016 Board of Directors

(June 1, 2015) – On Monday, May 18th at the agency’s Annual Meeting, YWCA Northeast Indiana elected their 2015-2016 Board of Directors. The Annual Meeting took place at Indiana Tech Andorfer Commons in Fort Wayne, IN.

The 2015-2016 Board of Directors election results:

  • Barb Phillips, Chair
    Lincoln Financial Group (Retired)
  • Jennifer Flanagan, Vice Chair
    Lincoln Financial Group
  • Cassie Dunn, Treasurer
    Haines, Isenbarger & Skiba
  • Troy Hershberger, Secretary
    Allen County Sheriff’s Dept.
  • Whitney Jane A. Caudill
    Manchester University
  • Garien Hudson
    University of Saint Francis
  • Alexandra Ellis Kreager
    University of Saint Francis
  • Leeanna Kirkwood
    Wells Fargo Private Bank
  • Kathy Lytal
    Parkview Health
  • Kate Miller
    STAR Financial Bank
  • John Rogers
    The Rogers Company
  • Lori Stinson
    North Eastern Group
  • Larry Wardlaw
    Asher Agency
  • Cecile Weir
    1st Source Bank

Board Members whose terms expired include: Deatra Davis, Angela Garcia, Kim Murphy, and Jan Wilhelm.

YWCA Northeast Indiana thanked those that have served on the board and welcomed the new members. Barb Phillips, Board Chair stated that “We are incredibly grateful for the service of Dee, Angie, Kim, and Jan for providing their time and talents to strengthening our organization and providing a positive impact on the lives we serve. Thank you for your service.”

Phillips continued by saying, “Serving on the board of a thriving non-profit like YWCA Northeast Indiana requires dedication, time, and a commitment to improving our communities. It is always exciting to welcome new members to the board, who bring with them a fresh perspective and a different personal approach. I know that their service will provide tremendous benefits to the board and organization as a whole.”


About the YWCA
Since 1894, YWCA Northeast Indiana, which serves Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Noble, Wells, and Whitley counties, has given a voice to the concerns of women and provided services to meet the changing needs of women and their families. A nonprofit organization, YWCA Northeast Indiana operates Indiana’s oldest domestic violence shelter providing shelter and services to women, men and children escaping domestic violence. YWCA Northeast Indiana welcomes the interest and participation of both women and men committed to this vision. The organization receives support from individuals, foundations, corporations, and other groups, and is a United Way Partner Agency in each county served.

YWCA USA is the voice for every woman. For over a century, the YWCA has spoken out and taken action on behalf of women and girls. The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Over 2 million people participate each year in YWCA programs at more than 1,300 locations across the U.S. YWCA USA serves more than 25 million women and girls in 125 countries.


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