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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

Leah Flanigan
Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer and Board Liaison

2021 Board of Directors


Jaleith Gary, Calvary Fellowship

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

Kristen Weisensee, Travelers, Inc.

Chasity Roberts, United Healthcare, Inc.


Erica Dean, Comcast

Becki Hall, Fallon Health

Karen Inkel, Thrivent

Eileen Madden, Voya Financial 

Lisa Maguire, The Hartford 

Wanda Ramos, Pratt & Whitney a Raytheon Technologies Company

Racquel Santana, Travelers, Inc.

Margaret J. Strange, Esq. Jackson Lewis, LLP

Stacy Smith Walsh, Travelers, Inc.

Dantaya Williams, Raytheon Technologies

Yvette Young, Village for Families and Children

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