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Looking for a volunteer leadership role to advance gender equity and racial justice? YWCA Glendale and Pasadena is currently recruiting for board members to serve two-year terms, beginning July 1st, 2021. Serving on the YWCA Glendale and Pasadena Board of Directors is an extraordinary opportunity for strategic and future focused leaders who are passionate about the YWCA GLENDALE AND PASADENA’s mission and purpose. The primary role of the YWCA Glendale and Pasadena 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


Wealth Advisor

Philanthropy/Capital Campaign planning

Click here for more information and to access the application.

2020-2021 Officers: 

Valerie Merritt, Board President

Retired Lawyer

Jessica First, VP of External Affairs

CEO & Chief Strategist – Kilter

Silvana Arzeno Toledo, Treasurer/VP of Internal Affairs

CEO, Collab & Play

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

Richard Bennett, Secretary

Retired CEO and Owner – FCI Systems Corporation



Anita Chan

Vice President, Relationship Manager, City National Bank

Jerome French

Senior Manager – Mann Urrutia Nelson

Mane Khachatryan

Attorney At Law, Law Offices of Donald Schweitzer

Seda Khojayan

Information Security Analyst, Law Offices of Shaun Khojayan & Associates, P.L.C.

Priscilla Muschamp

Associate Buyer, SSL Robotics

Ayana Rose

Director of Community Based Programs, Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services

Alexa Rousso

Chief Mission Integration Officer, Upholder Consulting

Taline Saad

Executive Vice President, Opulent Construction

Rosie Ter-Matevosyan

Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch

Jill Welton

CEO, Dignity Health – Glendale Memorial Hospital