YWCA has been leading the fight for social and economic justice in Southern Arizona since 1917.

Today YWCA membership is open to all people, and it has not been a religious organization for more than fifty years. YWCA’s Frances McClelland Community Center at 525 N. Bonita Avenue was built in 2007 and has become an important venue for community, educational and business groups throughout the community.  Our mission is Eliminating Racism, Empowering Women and Promoting Peace, Justice, Freedom and Dignity for All.

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Campuses

Our two campuses are generally open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. The buildings are sometimes closed for holidays and special events. Please find a list of close dates here.

Frances McClelland Community Center
YWCA Main Campus

525 N. Bonita Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85745
520-884-7810

Home of these YWCA programs and more:

  • Women’s Business Center
  • Women’s Wellness, Empowerment, and Leadership Center
  • Latina Leadership Institute
  • Women’s Counseling Network
  • Your Sister’s Closet
  • Project Period
House of Neighborly Service
YWCA South Tucson Campus

243 W. 33rd Street
Tucson, AZ 85713
520-623-0100

Home of these YWCA and more:

  • Las Comadritas
  • GED 21 Club
  • Folklorico
  • Green Champions Sustainability projects

Board of Directors

Officers

Josefina Ahumada - President of the Board
Director of Field Education
ASU School of Social Work
Laura Alexander - Vice President
Partner & Consultant
Alexander-Carrillo Consulting
Kathy Porterfield - Treasurer
Accountant
KPMG LLP Partner—Retired
Jenny Rothschild - Assistant Treasurer
Attorney, Prosecutor
City of Tucson

Directors

Jennifer O’Neal -
Therapist
Pima Community College Faculty & Psychotherapist at AZ Center for Innovative Stress & Trauma Treatment
Laura Paderes-Oldaker -
Owner
The Oldaker Group
Elva de la Torre -
Executive Director
KXCI Community Radio
Christine W. Young -
Attorney & Owner
Young Law Firm, PLLC.
Celia E. Robidoux -
Executive Director
Arizona Serve of Prescott College, Inc.
Indira Arce -
Senior Evaluation Specialist
Mexican American Studies Department University of Arizona
Yvonne D. Gathers -
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Betty Villegas -
Interim Public Official
Pima County Board of Supervisors District 5
Irene Ogata -
Urban Landscape Manager
Tucson Water
Adelita Grijalva -
Pima County Supervisor
District 5

Staff

Chief Executive Officer

Magdalena Verdugo -
CEO
520-884-7810

Women’s Business Center (WBC)

Isabel Georgelos -
Director
Women’s Business Center
520-884-7810
Tonya Fleetwood -
Case Manager
Women's Business Center
520-884-7810
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Program Manager
Women's Business Center

Women’s Wellness, Empowerment, and Leadership Center

Liane Hernandez -
Director
Women's Wellness, Empowerment, and Leadership Center 
520-447-8904
Imelda Esquer -
Program Manager
Latina Leadership Institute
520-447-8943
Kate Spaulding -
Program Manager
Pima County Teen Court
Elizabeth Alegria -
Program Coordinator
Pima County Teen Court
Maria (Mikki) Ortiz -
Senior Program Assistant
Las Comadritas
520-884-7810

Operations

Vicente Fuentes -
Director of Finance and Operations
520-884-7810
Maricruz Kissinger-Pablovich -
Senior Accountant and Finance Manager
520-447-8902
Lara Ruggles -
Director of Development & Marketing
520-884-7810 ext. 7106
Meredith Beed -
Marketing and Community Relations Manager
520-332-2877

YWCA TEAM