Cambridge, MA


We are women who believe that being part of the YWCA community is essential and that by helping, we pave a better path for the future. We are women just like you. We are passionate, determined and focused on making the YWCA the central place that is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Executive Director

Eva Martin Blythe is celebrating her 25th year as a YWCA Executive Director. Prior to joining the YWCA Cambridge staff in October of 2007, she was Executive Director of the YWCA Durham, Ontario, Canada for 15 years. Ms. Martin Blythe began her YWCA career as Executive Director of the YWCA in Kansas City, Missouri.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees at the YWCA Cambridge is a group of women who come from many backgrounds and bring many strengths. They have careers in healthcare, finance, retail, education, human resources, photography, law, community housing and many other fields. Some have been involved with the YWCA for over 30 years; some, just a few months. Some were born and raised in Massachusetts; others have traveled thousands of miles to become part of our family.

Our current Board:

Katherine (Katia) Arida  
Manikka Bowman  
Lauren Curry, Esq.  
Laurie Forcier  
Renae Gray Chair
Esther Hanig  
Nancy Hurlbut  
Kathleen Ismail On leave
Rev. Dr. Lynda Jordan On leave
Dale Kaiser, Esq. Chair, Development Comm.
Jill Kimmel Vice Chair
Beth Milkovits Chair, Fundraising Comm. 
Joanna Morris, Esq.  
Sandee Mostyn  
Nancy Phillips Treasurer
Cynthia Kuppens Chair, Governance Comm. 
Rosedelma Seraphin  
Andrea Spears Jackson, Esq.  Chair elect
Rev. Lorraine Thornhill Secretary
Sylvia Whiting