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Karen SingerKaren Singer, President/CEO

Karen Singer, President/CEO since 2004, has more than doubled the size of the organization and grown the revenue base to support and sustain the growing programs and staff. Prior to joining YWCA Evanston/North Shore, she worked over thirty years in Chicago and New York on domestic violence issues, homelessness and housing, and other social justice issues.


Kristin WhiteKristen White, Chief Operating Officer

Kristen White joined YWCA as COO in August 2014. Her experience includes more than 18 years in the nonprofit sector working on issues of educational equity and family educational supports nationally, regionally, and in Chicago. Before joining YWCA Evanston/North Shore, she launched a business serving families with young children. Prior to that, Ms. White held a leadership position at Children’s Home & Aid, building a nationally recognized community schools program serving schools across Chicagoland.


Kathy SlaughterKathy Slaughter , Vice President of Development

Kathy Slaughter, Vice President for Development, has been at YWCA Evanston North Shore for 10 years. During her tenure, contributions from individuals have increased significantly, resulting in a more diverse funding stream for the organization. In addition, new fundraising programs have been introduced including major gifts, monthly giving, peer-to-peer fundraising, and planned giving. Prior to joining YWCA, Ms. Slaughter worked in corporate marketing and sales, and in marketing and grants management at the Evanston Community Foundation.



Shannon Callahan
Director, Women’s Leadership and Economic Advancement

Peter Caragher
Director, Flying Fish Aquatics

Tiffany McDowell
Equity Institute Director

Julie McBratney
Communications Director

Laura Moorehead
Director of Finance

Genriyeta Papirov
Director, Public Funding and Finance

Trimmy Stamell
Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations

Hillary Douin
Director, Domestic Violence Program

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