Board of Directors

They enlist friends, family, and colleagues; chair committees; host meetings; provide fiduciary oversight; strategize; and generously provide support, guidance, time, talent, and treasure.

“I’m proud to serve as Women Employed’s Board Chair. Despite immense challenges, WE has worked tirelessly to ensure all women can emerge from this pandemic stronger, better supported, and more financially secure.”

– Lynn Watkins-Asiyanbi

Cynthia Alfaro

Transformational Leader

Kate Attea

Founder & Managing Partner, Aim & Arrow 

Barbara Barreno-Paschall 

Holly Bartecki

Executive Vice President, Creative & Strategic Development, Jasculca Terman

Teresa Becvar

Partner, Stephan Zouras, LLP 

Nakita Burrell


Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, Ada S. McKinley Community Services

Shawna Dodds

Managing Director, Product Development, Cigna

Cherita Ellens

President & CEO, Women Employed

Kate Everson*

Communications Specialist, Boeing

Ausannette García-Goyette

Program Officer, Irving Harris Foundation 

Caroline Greenberg

Senior Associate, PSP Growth

Pamela Haney

Vice President for Academic Affairs, Moraine Valley Community College 

Kate Kiselyk

Director, Supplier Diversity, Nicor Gas

Marjorie Loeb


Partner, Mayer Brown LLP

Sepora Makabeh

Financial Advisor, Bernstein Private Wealth Management

Jennifer Mason

Vice Chancellor for Legislative & Community Affairs, City Colleges of Chicago

Nia C. Mathis

Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Verizon

Ambar Mentor-Truppa

Ambar Mentor-Truppa

Vice Chair

Director, Communications, MacArthur Foundation

Carrie Garcia Palmer

Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, R1 RCM Inc.

Katina Panagopoulos

Vice President, Wintrust Commercial Banking

Diana Sharpe

Vice President, Large Customer Operations, ComEd

Meghan Shehorn

Partner; Managing Partner, Chicago Office, Bain & Company

Lauren Smith

Director, Employee Relations, Adtalem Global Education 

Joanna Trotter

Executive Director/Senior Program Officer,  JPMorgan Chase 

Lynn Watkins-Asiyanbi


Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, CECO Environmental Corporation

*Board Fellow, non-voting

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