September 22, 2022 By Vaseline

Hamilton named new CEO of YWCA White Plains

The YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Tiffany SW Hamilton as the new Chief Executive Officer, effective October 3.

Hamilton holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She comes to the YWCA after most recently serving as the Chief Diversity Officer at Pace University, where she developed the DEI blueprint for the university of more than 13,000 students and established the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the three-campus facility .

Previously, Hamilton was Westchester Community College’s first Chief Diversity Officer, where she executed a plan to close the equity gaps in student achievement, refine the hiring process, and provide strategies for more effective communication and engagement.

Ginger Waters, Chair of the Finding Committee and YWCA Board Member, said, “We are very pleased to welcome Tiffany SW Hamilton as the next CEO of the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester. After a rigorous nationwide search, Tiffany was selected for her extensive experience leading diversity, equality and inclusion initiatives, as well as her longstanding commitment to women and racial justice in the Westchester area and beyond. I am confident that she has the ability to increase our momentum to meet the needs of the women, children and families in our communities.”

Andrea Foote, President of the Board of Directors, added, “I am delighted with the appointment of Tiffany SW Hamilton and look forward to our service together. Tiffany is just the right person to contribute to the important mission of the YWCA at this pivotal time in our history. Their enthusiasm, energy and expertise will complement and enhance the YWCA’s outstanding staff and programs as we look towards our 100th anniversary in 2029.”

Hamilton said, “I am very excited to have the opportunity to lead the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester in this next phase of its growth. I am deeply committed to the YWCA’s mission to empower women, eliminate racism, and promote peace, justice, liberty, and dignity for all, and I look forward to working with its professional and hard-working staff under the leadership of the dedicated Board of Directors to grow our programming and work for the good of our community.”

Since its inception in 1929, the White Plains & Central Westchester YWCA has pioneered social change through innovative programs that improve the lives of women and girls in Westchester. The YWCA’s mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, liberty, and dignity for all. With two locations in White Plains, an activity center and a women’s dormitory, the YWCA serves thousands of women, children and their families each year. For nearly 100 years, the YWCA has been transforming the lives of women, children and families in White Plains and Westchester through three core program areas: Empowerment & Economic Advancement, Racial Justice, and Health & Wellness/Safety.

This is a press release from the organization. It has been edited slightly and is published as a public service by Examiner Media.