Board & Staff

Job Openings at YWCA Cambridge


Tania Del Rio (she/ella)

Executive Director

Tania Del Rio is Executive Director of the YWCA Cambridge. Previously, she was Executive Director of the Boston Mayor's Office of Women's Advancement, where she focused on promoting gender equity by empowering women and removing systemic barriers to their advancement. She has also worked at the Consulate of Mexico in Boston as the Head of the Citizen Protection and Community Affairs Departments. Tania likes to spend her free time with her family, especially her two kids, and enjoys being active through running, swimming, and volunteering in local politics.


LeNay Harper

Resident Services Manager

LeNay Harper is the Resident Services Manager and joined YWCA Cambridge in 2018. Never a co-signer of silence, LeNay has worked to increase access, inclusion & representation for underserved and marginalized communities, and ensuring that while seated at the table, our presence is felt, our voices are heard and our contributions are actualized.

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Carol Lyons (she/hers)

Director of Operations & Human Resources

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.

Trudy Bartlett (she/hers)

 Manager of Renae's Place

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 (she/her) (he/him)

Advocacy and Youth Leadership Manager
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, systems of power, and questioning societal norms, especially with middle and high schoolers. In her free time, she loves to cook and write poetry.

Kavi Kaushik (they/them)

Adovcacy and Outreach Coordinator
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 

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

Whitney Mooney is the Development and Marketing Manager at YWCA Cambridge and has served the organization in various capacities since October 2017. In her free time, she reads, checks out new bookstores, and continues her research on prison reform, racial justice, and local politics.

Shamara Morris (she/hers)

Housing and Stabilization Case Manager

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)


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.