New Faces Join the Leadership Team at YWCA Northeast Kansas
TOPEKA - The greater Topeka community’s oldest and largest women’s organization is starting the new school year strong by welcoming two new hires and promoting two staff to their leadership team.
“At YWCA Northeast Kansas, our work is rooted in our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women, and so it is my distinct pleasure to have these four passionate and dynamic staff members lead the way with their expertise and dedication to our crucial mission”, CEO Kathleen Marker said.
Stacie Torrez, Youth Services Program Director
Stacie Torrez joins YWCA Northeast Kansas to lead all youth services programs after successfully increasing partnerships and pounds of food distributed to food insecure families in Shawnee County in her previous role as Agency Service Representative at Harvesters. Stacie's wide range of professional accomplishments have instilled in her a strong sense of community engagement, program efficiency, and inclusion. Stacie is dedicated to motivating her Youth Services team and developing strong relationships with all YWCA partners and stakeholders, but what excites her the most about her role is “developing our community’s future leaders.”
Contact Stacie: Staciet@ywcaneks.org 785-233-1750 x347
Tammy Miles, Business Manager
After previously administering all grants for the YWCA Center for Safety and Empowerment for over a year and a half, Tammy Miles has been promoted to YWCA Business Manager. In her new capacity, Tammy’s expertise in financial budgeting and management allow her to oversee all administrative business aspects of the YWCA while supporting diverse programs and staff.
Contact Tammy: Businessmanager@ywcaneks.org 785-233-1750 x218
Elena Ivanov, CSE Grant Administrator
Elena Ivanov isn’t new to nonprofit management – she brings with her more than 10 years of senior nonprofit leadership. Elena has previously managed significant grant income in her previous capacities as Executive Director of the Douglas County AIDS project and as an accounting specialist for SAFE HOME, the agency for survivors of domestic violence in Overland Park and Della Lamb Community Services in Kansas City, MO. Elena is excited to lend her expertise to a mission she is passionate about.
Contact Elena: Grantadmin@ywcaneks.org 785-233-1750 x318
Tamaris Diaz, Youth Services Assistant Director
While Tamaris Diaz has been an integral part of the youth services team at the YWCA for nearly a year and a half, her role and responsibilities have only grown since she was first hired as the Youth Services Program Coordinator. In her new capacity as Youth Services Assistant Director, Tamaris will oversee YWCA’s out-of-school time programs which include KidsQuest and Girls on the Run. Tamaris was also recognized at this year’s YWCA Leadership Luncheon at the Empowered Leader of the year for her passion and dedication to providing excellent programs that empower youth across Shawnee County.
Contact Tamaris: Youthservices@ywcaneks.org 785-233-1750 x262
To learn more about our staff, visit https://www.ywcaneks.org/who-we-are/staff/