Bios of Senior Staff

Jean M. Treuthart, Chief Executive Officer 

Jean M. Treuthart has over 30 years of experience in organizational leadership, revenue building, fund raising and advocacy. Previously, Jean championed access and opportunity to education at Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) in the position of Campus Vice President of the York Campus. Under her leadership, the campus was the fastest growing in the college’s history with 2014 enrollment reaching just over 3,000 students. 

Prior to working at HACC, she was the vice president of academic affairs at the Bradley Academy for the Visual Arts where she worked from 1988 to 2002 and taught marketing and management courses. 

Jean is active on several community boards, including: York Hospital, Better York and as vice chair of the York County Economic Alliance (YCEA). She served on the United Way of York County’s campaign cabinet from 2008-2010 and is a member of the Women’s Giving Circle of the York County Community Foundation. 

Jean graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in management studies and went on to earn a master’s degree in cultural communications from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. She has been a frequent community speaker on social and economic justice topics related to the fields of education and women’s leadership roles. 

In 2013, she was recognized by the YCEA as the Education/Workforce Advocate of the Year. In 2015, she received the ATHENA International Leadership award for her commitment to mentoring young women. She was a York Federal Fellow in 2015 and traveled to Iceland to study gender equity. She lives in York with her husband, Steve Baker.

Rick Azzaro, Chief Services Officer

Rick Azzaro has over 20 years of experience working with children and families. In the capacity of clinician, administrator and trainer, he has collaborated with the mental health community, government agencies, law enforcement and the educational system.

Rick received his master’s degree in clinical social work at the University of Maryland. He has served in a variety of leadership positions in both Maryland and Pennsylvania. Rick is dually licensed in the States of PA and MD as a clinical social worker. Rick has trained on a number of mental health topics related to children and families and has developed clinical programs for several private agencies.  

Rick currently conducts a nationally recognized workshop depicting the impact of trauma through the writings and artwork of a victim. He has presented the workshop all over the country to a variety of professional disciplines. He is presently the Chief Services Officer for YWCA York's Victim Services which includes Access York, Still Waters (Hanover) and the Victim Assistance Center. Rick is also an adjunct professor in the behavioral sciences department at York College Pennsylvania.

Jody Brown, Chief Human Resources Officer

Jody Brown brings 22 years of Human Resource and payroll experience to the role of Chief Human Resource Officer with YWCA York.  Her human resource experience has grown through a variety of industries to include healthcare, retail, manufacturing and non-profit organizations.  Jody holds a bachelor of science degree from York College of Pennsylvania in Therapeutic Recreation. She has had the opportunity to guest speak to recreation majors preparing to enter the workforce and assist the students in preparing for their future.  She has continued her education to include certification as a Professional in Human Resources through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). Jody chairs the Safety Committee of YWCA York.

Ruby Martin, Chief Program Officer

Ruby Martin is the Chief Program Officer at YWCA York, where she is responsible for overseeing the overall operations for the early learning programs, school age care, youth programming and camp, professional development/racial justice, the community development project and health promotional services. 

Ruby is a certified trainer and conducts professional development sessions at national, state and local conferences. She has published excerpts in two early childhood textbooks and as a curriculum author through the Library of Congress. Ruby is also adjunct faculty HACC. Prior to joining YWCA York, Ruby served as Vice President of Education for a national child care company, ran several early learning programs, and did extensive work throughout the community.

Ruby holds a Master of Education in Early Childhood Education from Towson University and received her Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Leisure Administration from York College of Pennsylvania.  She serves as a member of the Child Care Consultants Board of Directors, sits on the Membership Committee and Government Relations and Advocacy Committee through Pennsylvania’s Child Care Association (PACCA). Ruby has been the recipient of the White Rose Award (2000), Children’s Champion award (2006) and was recognized as one of the Central Penn’s Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty (2010).