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.


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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

Home of these YWCA programs and more:

  • Women’s Business Center
  • Women’s Center for Economic Opportunity
  • Your Sister’s Closet
  • Project Period
  • Latina Leadership Institute
  • Women’s Counseling Network
  • Stand Together Arizona Training & Advocacy Center
  • Galleria Art & Gifts
  • New Millennium Leadership Center
  • Corazón Café & Catering
House of Neighborly Service
YWCA South Tucson Campus

243 W. 33rd Street
Tucson, AZ 85713

Home of these YWCA and more:

  • Las Comadritas


Board of Directors


Sonia Valencia Economou - President of the Board
Senior Manager of Assay Development
HTG Molecular Diagnostics
Josefina Ahumada - Vice President
Director of Field Education
ASU School of Social Work
Esther Brilliant - Secretary
Pima County Public Defender
Miles Green - Treasurer
Executive Director
Patronato San Xavier


Laura Alexander -
Partner & Consultant
Alexander-Carrillo Consulting
Cheryl Cage -
Cage Consulting, Inc.
Andrea Carmichael -
Program Manager, Scholarships
Community Foundation for Southern Arizona
Rosey Koberlein -
Long Companies
Patricia Navarrette Mars -
Venus by Mars
Kathy Porterfield -
KPMG LLP Partner—Retired
Jenny Rothschild -
Attorney, Prosecutor
City of Tucson


Microbusiness Advancement Center (MAC)

Francisca Villegas-Braker -
Women’s Business Center
520-884-7810, ext. 7111
Desiree Maultsby -
Deputy Director
Women’s Business Center
520-884-7810, ext. 7202
Dana Elyse Coluci -
Executive Chef and Program Director
Córazon Café & Catering
520-884-7810, ext. 7116
Anna Warr -
Chef of Culinary Development
Córazon Café & Catering
520-884-7810, ext. 7116
Jaime Lawhorn -
Café Lead Supervisor
Córazon Café & Catering
520-884-7810, ext. 7116
Maria (Mikki) Ortiz -
Senior Program Assistant
Las Comadritas
520-884-7810, ext. 720

Women’s Center for Economic Opportunity (WCEO)

Liane Hernandez -
Community Outreach & Education Director
Imelda Esquer -
Program Manager


Liz Rabago -
Chief Operating Officer
520-884-7810, ext. 7113
Maricruz Kissinger-Pablovich -
Senior Accountant and Finance Manager
520-884-7810, ext. 7102
Estela Nuño de Paredes -
Maintenance Porter
Valerie Galloway -
Galleria Art & Gift Shop

Chief Executive Officer

Terry Flores - JD, SPHR
Interim CEO