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In 2016 our Leadership team was given the opportunity to join The White House Chief of Staff in Washington DC. As the Administration came to an end, it was the final forum of its kind hosted by President Obama’s White House Council on Women and Girls.


Our leadership team is bold and imaginative, we focus on building the movement and efforts that will equip us in the moment of both crisis and opportunity. We believe in engaging in strategies that are adaptive and aim for transformation rather than solely incremental change. The leadership believes in leading with a growth mindset and understands that for the organization to be impactful at serving, we as leaders must know first-hand how to break down gender equity barriers and empower ourselves as advocates on critical issues ranging from health, violence against women, economic security, entrepreneurship, human rights, and education.


Therefore, to keep our bosses on the leadership track for the long haul, Women of Toledo’s team knows that it must stop sprinting through life and start training for it as a marathon. Our leaders are trained at state, national and international levels to better equip ourselves at bringing our community in Greater Toledo together to discuss the challenges that women and youth face in their daily life. 

The Board of Executive, Directors, and all Leadership Team meet every 4th Monday of the month from 6 pm to 7:30 pm. We meet at the Women of Toledo Meeting Room 301 at 425 Jefferson, 3rd Floor, Downtown Toledo.

Emeritus Advisory 
**Non-voting Members

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Michelle Ansara

Past-President 2014-2019 & Founder 

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Audrey Johnson

Past President 2019-2021 & Founding Board


Dr. Brenda Holsey

Partners 2018-current

Board of Directors & Leadership


Carlena Johnson

C & J Tender Heart, CEO


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Kathy Tucker

PNC Bank, Senior VP

Vice President 


Karen Kiemnec

Journey Life Coach 



Michelle Pommeranz

Lehner Shope Wealth Group

Finance Officer


Shannon Loar

Huntington Bank, Asst VP


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Mary Brucker

CEO Imagine 901



KiKi Cunningham

Assertive Vocational



Lily Hickey

Student at the University of Toledo 

Youth Initiative - Young Women & Girls Hub


Cassie Tinta

Director of Sales & Marketing



Shayna Duke

PBE, HR Business Partner


Initiatives Chairpersons & Leadership


Sandy Spang 

Chairperson - Women's Business Council


Sena Mourad-Friedman

 Chairperson - Women's Business Council


Aby Sadowy

Chairperson - HerHub 

Task Force and Program Team


Nina Corder

Managing & Program Director

Schedule a Virtual-Meeting with Nina here!


Penny Meeker

Youth Counselor


Sierra Ortiz

Associate Director

Schedule a Virtual-Meeting with Sierra here!


Liz Mohler

Creative & Marketing


Halina Schriefer

Program Associate 


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Nacema ElOrra

Accounting Clerk


Lisa Halsey

Program Associate


2023 Apprenticeship - Fellowship 

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Nabaa Ali

B.S. in Biological Sciences 

B.A. in Women's Studies  


The University of Toledo  

Past Board Members and Leadership Team 

Kaitlin Kaiser, HerHub Program Associate 2019 to 2022

Izzy Nelson, Task Team 2020 to 2022

Kristina ElSayed, Task Team 2018 to 2022

Jennifer Alford, Interim President 2021-2022

Dr. Ramona Olvera, Impact Measurement 2021

Stephanie Villegas, Outreach Board 2020/2021

Sabrina Weaver, President 2020/2021, Expansion & Development 2019/2020

Carrie Hartman, VP II President, 2021

Jonelle Massey, HerHub Liasion, 2020.2021

Alana Talkington, Marketing, 2020/2021

Michelle Molnar, Partners & Supporter, 2019 - 2020

Lokita Rajan, Treasurer, 2020

Sierra Ortiz - PR & Media Communication 2019-2020

Meagan Jackson - Executive Secretary, 2018-2020

Audrey Johnson - Founding Board 2014/2015, VP 2016/2017 & Advisory 2017/2018 and Co-President 2020

Tracy JacobsExecutive Board, Treasurer 2019-2020

Dr. Kasumi Yamazaki - Impact measurement 2019-2020

Nasim Nabiyouni - Fundraising 2018/2019

Sarah Mason - Task Force 2019

Robin Mahle - Partners & Supporters 2018/2019

Traci Hernandez - PR/Marketing & Communication 2019

Reena Dar - Vice President 2018/2019

Hyfah Hilou - Fundraising  2018/2019

Christie McKenzie - HerHub 2018/2019

Nacema ElOrra - Founding Board 2014-2017, Executive Board, Treasurer 2017-2018

Christie McKenzie - HerHub 2018/2019

Nacema ElOrra - Founding Board 2014-2017, Executive Board, Treasurer 2017-2018

Rebecca Facey - Advisory Board By-Laws & Policy 2017-2018

Mickey Radtkin - Founding Board 2014-2016 & Advisory 2016-2018

Kristen Murray - Task Force 2017/2018

Judge Lisa McGowan- Founding Board 2014/2015 & Advisory 2017/2018

Brandi Walerius- Task Force 2017

Deborah Rayford - Task Force 2017

Rachel Richardson -Task Force 2017

Jean Schoen- Founding Board 2014/2015, Chairperson 2015-2017 & Advisory 2017

Nailya Weber - Executive Secretary 2015-2017

Shelley Foos - Founding Board 2014/2015, Chairperson 2016/2017

Afreen Alvi - Youth Chairperson 2016/2017

Autumn Gineen - Founding Board 2014/2015, Treasurer 2015-2017

Denise Baldwin Davis - Chairperson 2016/2017

Kristen Knighten - Chairperson 2016/2017

Danielle Reddick- Task Force 2016/2017

Alcy Barakat - Founding Youth Chairperson 2015/2016

Sandy Pirwitz- Founding Board 2014/2015/2016

Marla Robbins- Founding Board 2014/2015​

Leadership Team in Action