York, PA – (August 2, 2022) YWCA York announced new board leadership that will focus on the high-level strategy, oversight and accountability of the organization while supporting the nonprofit’s work of eliminating racism and empowering women.
“This is an exciting time for our organization and the strengths these leaders bring will only serve to add to our future successes,” said YWCA York CEO C. Kim Bracey.
Michèlle Pokrifka will move from the role as President-Elect to President of the Board of Directors. Pokrifka serves as York County’s Solicitor and has served on the board in various roles since 2014. She most recently was the board’s advocacy chairperson, helping to advance the YWCA York’s advocacy work in the community and developing legislative priorities.
“I feel privileged to step into the role of the YWCA York Board President. Our YWCA York is one of the longest-running YWCA’s in the country and has a rich history in the York community as a leader in empowering women and fighting to eliminate racism,” said Pokrifka. “We are embarking on a historic time at the YWCA York and with our new CEO Kim Bracey I am excited to advance our mission in the community.”
The new board officers, including Pokrifka, consists of the following members:
- Kristy Bixler, Administrator/Deputy Clerk for York County; Immediate-past President
- Kristi Riley-Platt, Mortgage Services Manager for York Traditions Bank; President-elect
- Demietra Middleton, Field HR Manager for Harley-Davidson Motor Company; Secretary
- Claire Forbush, VP Commercial Relationship Manager Treasurer for Univest; Treasurer
- Korri Colon, Junior Board President
ABOUT YWCA York
YWCA York is a nonprofit organization with the mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. Chartered in 1891, YWCA York has a long and rich history of creating opportunities for women’s growth, leadership and power through a common vision: peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Over 23,000 people are served each year through the programs and services offered throughout York County. Worldwide, the YWCA impacts more than 25 million people in over 120 countries. For information about the YWCA York, visit our website, www.ywcayork.org.