Senior Leadership

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YWCA York has approximately 150 rock star employees who teach, heal, connect and inspire our community every day! Meet our Senior Leadership Team.

Kim Bracey


Kim is an accomplished leader and a dedicated community organizer for more than 25 years with a successful diverse career. She can often be found with her sleeves rolled up lending a helping hand.

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Melissa Plotkin


Melissa has over 25 years of experience in nonprofit and government. She has previously worked at the Rape and Victim Assistance Center (RVAC) and Victim Assistance Center. Now for the third time she is working with YWCA York’s Victim Services.

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Lillie Farmer


Lillie has over 35 years of Human Resources experience in the manufacturing & non-profit sectors. She has a Master’s in counseling from Cairn University & a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in African American Studies from Millersville University.

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Shawn Jamison

Chief Financial Officer

Shawn has over 26 years of experience in Accounting & Finance in both for-profit and non-profit sectors, including volunteering services. He has a B.S. in Accounting from Central Penn College and an M.B.A. in Financial Management from York College.

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Allen Frey

Chief Operating Officer

Allen has over 25 years of experience in business and operation leadership - from his start early on in food service to the last 15 years in sales, operations, and consultant work. Allen is also involved in multiple youth sports organizations.

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Edquina Washington

Chief Impact Officer

Edquina has over 15 years of experience in building strategic partnerships, nonprofit leadership, advocacy, innovative program development, successful promotional and communication campaigns, fundraising, and community relations.

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Jim Johnston

Chief Program Officer / Pre K Counts Director

Jim has been a devoted team member of YWCA York for 19 years. previously serving as our Pre-K Counts Director for nearly 10 years. Outside of the office he loves spending time with his family.

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