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Interested In Joining Our Board?

We are excited to announce that YWCA Glendale and Pasadena is now accepting applications to serve on our Board of Directors for a two-year term, beginning July 1st, 2023!

The primary role of the YWCA Board is to provide mission-based, visionary leadership and strategic governance to enhance the services and supports provided to over 3,000 women and children served annually.

We are looking for Black, Indigenous, People of Color, individuals who are 30 and under and individuals with expertise or access to resources in the following areas to consider joining our board:

  • Facility/Building Planner or Architect
  • Real Estate Development
  • Risk Management
  • Social media/Public Relations
  • Gender and Racial Equity Advocacy
  • Armenian Advocacy Issues
  • CPA/Finance
  • Wealth Advisor
  • Philanthropy/Capital Campaign planning

Our application deadline is March 24th. We encourage you to share with your contacts or anyone you think may be interested in applying.


FY 22/23 Officers

Jessica First, Board President
CEO & Chief Strategist – Kilter

Jill Welton, VP of Internal Affairs/Board Treasurer
CEO, Dignity Health – Glendale Memorial Hospital

Rosie Ter-Matevosyan, VP of External Affairs
Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch

Shushan Barsegyan, Co-VP of Governance
Founder and Partner, Full Circle Business Law

T.C. Kim, Co-VP of Governance
President, Korean American Foundation of Glendale

Valerie Merritt, Board Secretary
Retired Lawyer


Anita Chan
Vice President, Relationship Manager, Comerica Bank

Mane Khachatryan
Attorney At Law, Richards, Watson and Gershon

Manuel Magpapian
Attorney at Law, Pillemer and Pillemer

Marie Y. Lemelle
MBA, Founder/CEO, Platinum Star PR and Platinum Star Media Group

Richard Bennett
Retired CEO and Owner – FCI Systems Corporation

Shelby Jiggetts-Tivony
Vice-President of Global Creative and Advanced Development for Disney Live Entertainment

Taline Saad
Executive Vice President, Opulent Construction

Wesley Walton
CEO, Glendale Area Schools Credit Union