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Board of Directors

The YWCA Santa Monica / Westside Board of Directors comprises corporate and community leaders who are dedicated to the Mission of the organization and committed to achieving its goals through guided service delivery and implementation of the YWCA Strategic Plan.  As volunteers, each member provides professional knowledge, hands-on assistance, community contacts, and financial support by serving on Board committees, participating in special events, and assisting with the launch of new programs.


Executive Committee

  • Anne-Marie Spataru, President (Director of Administration, UCLA Capital Programs - retired)
  • Helene DesRuisseaux (Chief Compliance Officer, Cedars Sinai Medical Center - retired)
  • Monika White, PhD, MSW, Secretary (President, Monika White Consulting & Adjunct Professor, USC School of Social Work)
  • Judy Spiegel, Immediate President (President, Consulting for A Change)
  • Katherine "Posie" Carpenter, At-Large (Chief Administrative Officer, Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center & Orthopaedic Hospital - retired)

Board of Directors

  • Audra Watt Arbini (President, Ocean Industries)
  • Dr. Carol Bennett (Chief of Urology, VA of Greater Los Angeles)
  • Joni Byun (Senior Vice President, Nakatomi & Associates)
  • Sheri Linzell (Associate, O'Melveny & Myers, LLP)
  • Karen Papazian (Director of Dealer Lending Operations, Toyota Financial Services)
  • Jody Priselac (Executive Director, UCLA Center X Teacher Education Program; Adjunct Professor, UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies )
  • Lois Slavkin, MA (President, Slavkin Consulting)
  • Mary Tower, MSW, LCSW, Immediate Past President (President, Pfaffinger Foundation - retired)
  • Marlene Wagner (Assistant Dean of External Relations, USC - retired)

To learn more about becoming a YWCA Board members, please contact Julia Miele at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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