Board of Directors

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YWCA La Crosse Board of Directors

Lynsee Thompson | she, her |  President  | Clean Slate Centers

Jane Benzschawel  | she, her Vice President  Community Volunteer

Michelle Richgels  | she, herTreasurer  DBS Group

Ellen Atterbury  | she, her Secretary  Johns, Flaherty & Collins, S.C.

Rachel Messmer | she, her | Past President | Mayo Clinic Health System

Nese Nasif  | she, her | University of Wisconsin – La Crosse

Dana Bolwerk  | she, her Dairyland Power Cooperative

Sue Ernster  | she, her Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration

Amanda Halderson Jackson  she, her | City of Onalaska

Leah Misch  | she, her | Viterbo University

Kalista Ysquierdo | she, her | University of Wisonsin – La Crosse (student)

Ayotunde Monica Ukoshe, her | Healthcare Consultant & Creative Director/Owner Ayo Uko LLC

Kathleen Pielhop | she, her | Community Volunteer

Tricia Johnsonshe, her | SAP

Arminda Yutuc | she, her | Mayo Clinic Health System, LASHRM

Tianna Hailshe, her | Western Technical College (student), Community Leader

Liz Wallace | she, her | Western Technical College


If you’re interested in serving on YWCA La Crosse’s Board of Directors, please complete the form below and you will be contacted! We are currently seeking motivated, mission-driven individuals to join for the upcoming term beginning July 2020.

The Board of Directors meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7:00PM.

Board of Directors Interest Form

  • If student or unemployed, put "N/A"
  • If student or unemployed, put "N/A".
  • If not student, put "N/A"

YWCA La Crosse relies on motivated, dedicated community members to serve on working committees to help us drive forward our mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting social justice for all people! If you’re interested in joining one or more of the committees listed below, please complete the interest form and you will be contacted soon!

YWCA La Crosse Committees:

Executive Committee (current Board members only)

Development Committee

Events Committee

Finance Committee

Governance Committee

Program Committee

Committee Interest Form