LEADERSHIP & BOARD
The Board of Directors oversees YWCA San Francisco & Marin’s operations, ensuring that programs and policies are consistent with the mission of the YWCA.
The Board also assumes responsibility for ensuring the fiscal stability of the association by seeking funding to support programs and by governing the efficient and responsible management of resources.
- BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chief Procurement Officer and Vice President of Global Procurement Services, Cisco
Vice President of Lending Services,
First Republic Bank
IBM Corp (Ret.)
Director, Continuing Education of the Bar
MEMBERS AT LARGE
MEMBER AT LARGE
Head of Digital Marketing, MemSQL
MEMBER AT LARGE
Senior Director of Corporate Responsibility, NVIDIA
MEMBER AT LARGE
Realtor, Coldwell Banker
MEMBER AT LARGE
Vice President of Sales Analytics,
Bank of the West Wealth Management Group
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Tanis has served as a YWCA CEO for fifteen years, with a highly successful track record of community-responsive mission impact. As a values-based leader, Tanis is focused on growing mission impact programs and advocacy through strong and empowered teams. Tanis joined YWCA Silicon Valley as CEO in 2014. Under her tenure she has enabled the development of a team that has deepened a quality continuum of programs and services and has grown YWCA Silicon Valley from $3.8M to almost $10M, with increased philanthropic engagement and advocacy. Tanis was recognized as a Silicon Valley Women of Influence, served as Co-Chair of the Santa Clara County Intimate Partner Violence Blue Ribbon Task Force, and serves on the Silicon Valley Council of Non Profits Leadership Team. Prior to taking the helm at YWCA Silicon Valley, Tanis spent 10 years as the Executive Director at YWCA Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she led the transformation of the agency from financial crisis to a flourishing, mission centered organization. The agency grew over 400% to become the largest women’s organization in Atlantic Canada with a budget of $4.2M and four facilities. Her advocacy to change policy and launch innovative housing programs was recognized by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Agency with a Best Practice Award. Tanis is a recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Award for National service, and the YWCA Canada President’s Award.
CHIEF PROGRAM OFFICER
Lindsy Carpenter is a passionate social sector professional who is committed to creating programs and services that achieve deep impact for the communities she serves. Lindsy brings over 15 years of experience in economic empowerment, workforce development and women’s issues to her work, always pushing for increased mission impact in each role she holds. Lindsy currently serves as the Chief Program Officer at YWCA San Francisco and Marin. In this role, she is responsible for leading and managing a comprehensive array programs that drive towards the YWCA mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. Other prior roles include serving as Chief of Staff at the Women’s Initiative for Self Employment, a national organization that empowers women to achieve self-sufficiency through self-employment, at the City of New York, most recently as an Executive Director for the Department of Small Business Services which helped approximately 12,000 entrepreneurs and small businesses start, operate and expand each year in New York City. Lindsy has a Masters in Urban Planning from NYU and a BA in Intercultural Studies from Biola University, is a proud alumni of the Allstate Foundation’s Greater Good Nonprofit Leadership Program with Northwestern University.
BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH COORDINATOR
Bette has had a long career in advertising as an Account Executive and Media Buyer and has a strong relationship with non-profits including working closely with local school districts and foundations.
Bette’s primary responsibilities are to drive new clients into the Fifty+ program and develop partnerships with local employers to hire our clients. She is committed to raising awareness of the value of the Fifty+ program throughout Marin County. Bette will work hand in hand with the Client Employment Specialist matching clients with job lead requirements.
Gretchen joined YWCA’s staff in October 2010 and is based at the Marin Center in San Rafael, where she handles all administrative functions including office management and client intake. She has a Masters degree in psychology and enjoys working with and helping people. As a former FiftyPlus participant, her direct experience with the job search process makes her an invaluable member of the Marin team. Her business background includes banking, financial services, publishing and construction.
CLIENT EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST
Nancy joined YWCA in June 2009. Her main focus is ensuring job placement success for YWCA’s FiftyPlus clients. She guides clients through their job searches, providing career coaching and other job-readiness services and activities that lead to job placement. Nancy continues to provide support to clients after finding employment as well.
Nancy brings twenty years of corporate recruiting and human resources experience within various industries, including financial services, high-tech and healthcare. Nancy’s experience from an employer hiring perspective is helpful as she assists job seekers to prepare to successfully find employment. Nancy’s passion is helping women find employment and realize their potential.
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