July 10, 2023
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jen Booth
YWCA Glendale and Pasadena
P 818.242.4155 | firstname.lastname@example.org
YWCA Glendale and Pasadena Appoints New Board Members
Glendale, CA, July 10, 2023 — YWCA Glendale and Pasadena welcomes Erin Edwards, Amanda Faissal, Dalia V. Lomeli, Jess Skylar, Dr. Paula Stamp, and Arsine Yedigaryan to the Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2023.
Erin Edwards is an accomplished marketing and communications professional, currently serving as the Director of Marketing & Communications for the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF). Erin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona and resides in Glendale, CA.
Amanda Faissal grew up in Glendale and currently resides in Pasadena. She is a highly accomplished Business Consultant with over eight years of experience and currently serves as the Communications Assistant for Assemblymember Laura Friedman’s district. Amanda holds a B.S. in Business Management from CSUN.
Dalia V. Lomeli is the Corporate Communications Senior Manager at QTC Management, a Leidos company. With over 25 years of experience, Dalia has a strong background in integrated marketing, program management, strategic planning, and marketing strategy development. Dalia holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry Management from Simmons University and a Master’s in Integrated Marketing from Emerson College.
Jess Skylar is the Managing Partner at Think of Us and a 2023 Joyful Impact Fellow. Leveraging more than 20 years of diverse experience, Jess excels at building organizations and has worked across industries including Non-Profits, Education, Cloud Based Computing, Philanthropy, Financial Services, Professional Development/Client Services, Enterprise Software, and many more.
Dr. Paula Stamp is the Vice President of Economic Development for CLAYCO. Paula earned her undergraduate degree from Loyola University and an MBA and Ph.D. in Higher Education from Azusa Pacific University. Paula is president-elect of the Society for Marketing Professional Services international board and sits on the non-profit developer, A Community of Friends board.
Arsine Yedigaryan is an HR Business Partner Manager at City National Bank. She has been working in human resources for over 15 years and in her current role, she provides guidance and support to senior leaders and executive management in building people capabilities to support business goals. She is also a wife and mother to two, Michael (8) and Leah (4).
These new members will serve alongside other YWCA Glendale and Pasadena board members, which include:
FY 23/24 Officers:
Jill Welton, Board President (CEO, Dignity Health – Glendale Memorial Hospital)
Jessica First, Immediate Past President – (CEO & Chief Strategist – Kilter)
Anita Chan, VP of Internal Affairs/Board Treasurer (VP, Relationship Manager, Comerica Bank)
Richard Bennett, VP of External Affairs (Retired CEO and Owner)
Shushan Barsegyan, VP of Governance (Founder and Partner, Full Circle Business Law)
Valerie Merritt, Board Secretary (Retired Lawyer)
FY 23/24 Members:
Mane Khachatryan, Attorney At Law, Richards, Watson and Gershon
Shelby Jiggetts-Tivony, Vice-President of Global Creative and Advanced Development, Disney Live Entertainment
Manuel Magpapian, Attorney At Law, Pillemer and Pillemer
Taline Saad, Executive Vice President, Opulent Remodeling and Construction
Wesley Walton, Chief Executive Officer, Glendale Area Schools Credit Union
The primary role of the YWCA Glendale and Pasadena Board of Directors is to provide mission-based, visionary leadership and strategic governance to enhance the services and support provided to over 3,000 women and children served annually.
YWCA Glendale and Pasadena is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. Its purpose is to ensure the health, safety, and economic empowerment of women, children, and families and to strengthen communities to prevent and break the cycle of domestic violence. To learn more, visit www.ywcagp.org