Leadership & Staff

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Leadership Staff

Amy Bennett

Executive Director

Amy Bennett has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Masters of Nonprofit Organizations. Prior to joining the YWCA, Amy was the Executive Director of Heartland CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates).


Kristine VanHoosen

Director of Early Care and Education

Kristine comes to us with over 15 yrs of experience in the early childhood field & brings a strong commitment to quality care. She has experience in running her own in-home daycare to being a teacher & administrator at St. Paul's Cornerstone ELC.


MaKenna Smallcomb

OLC Childcare Director

MaKenna Smallcomb has been working in early childhood for about 6 years now. She is currently pursuing her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has a strong passion for working with children.


Administrative & Program Staff

Marissa Cornelius

Empowerment Programs Coordinator

Darcy Harders

Executive Assistant

Joseline Reyna

Community Organizer

Randi Scoggins

Empowerment Coach

Cassandra Wardyn

Marketing & Development Coordinator

Childcare Staff

Shelia Pommier

Asst. Teacher Caterpillar

Peyton Scellin

Asst. Teacher Firefly

Kailey Schleicher

Lead Teacher Caterpillar

Shannon Hardenberger

Lead Teacher Dragon Fly

Jessica Quintana

Asst. Teacher Dragon Fly

Katy Robbins

Lead Teacher Bumblebee

Lucero Lozano

Lead Teacher Grasshoppers

Ryanne Niles

Asst. Teacher Catepillar

Areli Villabla

OLC Teacher

Dule Portillo-Martinez

Asst. Teacher Bumblebee

Hannah Dankert

OLC Teacher

Caitlyn Snell

OLC Teacher

Cristina Salinas

Asst. Teacher Grasshopper

Kaelee Rojewski


Kenna Cullter

Asst. Teacher Bumblebee

Katelyn Graham


Courtney Graham


Destiny Sombra


Anya Roberts


Ashley Ortiz

OLC Teacher

Araceli (Audi) Avarez

Asst. Teacher Firefly