Meet Our Leadership Team

Kirsten D. Sikkelee

Chief Executive Officer

“Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.”
– Sheryl Sandberg

headshot, Sarah Avinger, Sarah Lanners Avinger, Director of Philanthropy, YWCA

Sarah Lanners Avinger, CFRE, MBA

Director of Philanthropy

“Your vocation in life is where your greatest joy meets the world’s greatest need.”
– Frederick Buechner

Brittenay Causieestko-Lee Community Engagement Manager headshot

Brittenay Causieestko-Lee

Community Engagement Manager

“Be the Change you want to see in the world.”
– Ghandi

Teresa Cerda

Finance Manager

“Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.”
– Sofia Loren

Kenya T. Henderson

Director of Families Together

“When you’ve worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity… you do not slam it shut behind you…you reach back and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed.”
– Michelle Obama

Sheila Ijames, ED. D

Regional Director of Youth Programs

“I raise my voice – not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard.”
– Malala Yousefzi

Camilla E. Robinson, MBA

Chief Financial Officer
& Chief Operating Officer

“You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once, but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have, because history has shown us that courage is contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.”
– Michelle Obama

Rebecca Stickel, LCSW

Director of Women In Transition

“I note the obvious differences between each sort and type, but we are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike. We are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike.”
– Maya Angelou, ‘Human Family’

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