Board & Staff

Job Openings at YWCA Cambridge

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Cassandra Ling (she/hers)

Interim Executive Director
cling@ywcacam.org

Cassandra Ling is the Interim Executive Director of the YWCA Cambridge. She was most recently Chair of the YWCA Cambridge's Board of Directors after having joined the Board in 2018. Prior to stepping into her current role, Cassandra launched and supported workforce development programs in the Berkshires and Washington, DC and expanded girls empowerment initiatives in Morocco.  In her spare time she stays busy chasing her infant daughter around the apartment and enjoys walking along the Charles with her family.

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Carol Lyons (she/hers)

Director of Operations & Human Resources
clyons@ywcacam.org 

Carol Lyons is the Director of Operations & Human Resources at YWCA Cambridge and has served the organization in various capacities since March 2007 and has worked at several other nonprofits whose focus has been providing supportive services to the homeless community. In her free time, she likes hiking, traveling, reading, and video editing.

Marita Wimmer (she/hers)

Director of Finance
mwimmer@ywcacam.org 

Marita Wimmer is the Director of Finance of the YWCA Cambridge.  She has been providing senior accounting and financial management services for a variety of organizations and companies.  After graduating from Bentley University, she worked in public accounting with CPA firms that specialize in auditing and accounting for non-profit entities.  She also served as the Finance Director at a non-profit organization in the area.  In her free time, she enjoys yoga and outdoor activities.

Trudy Bartlett (she/hers)

Manager of Renae's Place
tbartlett@ywcacam.org

Trudy Bartlett is the Family Shelter Director and has worked at the YWCA Cambridge for 25 years. She is committed to working with families to enhance their futures.

Puja Kranz-Howe (he/him)

Advocacy and Youth Leadership Manager
pkranz-howe@ywcacam.org
Puja joined the YWCA Cambridge in December 2019 and leads the Advocacy Department and Youth Programing. Puja is always eager to have conversations about anti-racism, identity, systems of power, and questioning societal norms, especially with middle and high schoolers. In his free time, he loves to cook and write poetry.

Kavi Kaushik (they/them)

Adovcacy and Outreach Coordinator
kkaushik@ywcacam.org
Kavi Kaushik (they/them) is passionate about health, equity, and justice for all marginalized people. They completed their undergraduate studies in Biology & Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and spent the last year as a high school health educator. In their spare time, they volunteer with their local mutual aid group, roller skate, and (begrudgingly) spend money on their cat's fancy food subscription.

Michelle Howe (she/hers)

Case Manager & HMIS Coordinator
mhowe@ywcacam.org

Michelle Howe is the Case Manager at Renae's Place, she has provided support to the families for the last 15 years to achieve Independent Living, while advocating for themselves. She feels very fortunate to have learned from the families about the power of resiliency, embracing and honoring who they are, reminding them of their value in this world, and truly listening to them—especially when making decisions that impact their lives.

Whitney Mooney (she/hers)

Development and Marketing Manager
wmooney@ywcacam.org

Whitney Mooney is the Development and Marketing Manager at YWCA Cambridge and has served the organization in various capacities since October 2017. She has a BA in Communications and an MS in Political Science, both from SNHU. In her free time, she reads, checks out new bookstores, and continues her research on prison reform and racial justice.

Shamara Morris (she/hers)

Housing and Stabilization Case Manager
smorris@ywcacam.org

Shamara Morris is the Housing and Stabilization Case Manager and holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice and an A.S in Paralegal Studies. Morris has been working in the non-profit sector for over a decade as an advocate for many populations. Some of her prior places of employment include Family Aid Boston & Hildebrand Family Self-Help Shelter right here in Cambridge, MA. Shamara is a proud Mom of two bright young men Shamar (10) & Shamel (3) Morris. In her spare time, she loves to cook, read GOD’s word, and sing gospel songs.

Georgia Wyman (they/them)

Youth Leadership Advocate

Georgia works in youth leadership at YWCA Cambridge to develop and facilitate programming. Georgia believes that youth are experts in their own experiences and strives to create spaces for youth self-determination and advocacy. In their work, Georgia is an accomplice to youth and believes adults often have more to learn for youth than the other way around.

Erick Yax (he/his)

Maintenance

Erick Yax is the Head of Maintenance at YWCA Cambridge and has served in this role for 10 years. Erick is a committed member to the team and always willing to lend a helping hand.

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