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Our Team

YWCA Hartford Region has a staff committed to our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women in the Hartford community. 

Adrienne W. Cochrane, J.D.
Chief Executive Officer

Peggy Atherlay
Chief Development Officer

Maureen Sheridan
Chief Finance Officer

Donna Sodipo
Chief Programs Officer

Catherine Zeiner
Chief Strategy and Operations Officer

Melinda Johnson
Director, Community Engagement & Advocacy

Jill Marini
Director, Early Learning & School Age Programs

Christina Gregoire
Director, Human Resources and Training



2020 Board of Directors


Jaleith Gary, Urban Alliance

Andrea Barton Reeves, Connecticut Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Authority
Vice Chair

Kristen Weisensee, Travelers, Inc.

Chasity Roberts, United Healthcare, Inc.


Kaitlin Canty, Henkel Corporation

Britt-Marie Cole Johnson, Robinson & Cole, LLP

Erica Dean, Comcast

Becki Hall, Fallon Health

Maria E. Kokiasmenos, The Hartford 

Eileen Madden, Voya Financial 

Racquel Santana, Travelers

Peggy Strange, Jackson Lewis, LLP

Stacy Smith Walsh, Travelers, Inc.

Dantaya Williams, Raytheon Technologies

Yvette Young, Village for Families and Children

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