Board of Directors
YWCA Greater Newburyport
Board of Directors
Our Board is composed of 15 Directors. In order to promote leadership in young women, High School Students are encouraged to participate on the Board of Directors. Students are permitted to serve one-year terms instead of three-year terms:
Margaret McCarthy, President
Christine Allen, Vice President
Deborah Rider, Treasurer
Neesha Suarez, Secretary
The YWCA Greater Newburyport is a Massachusetts Charitable Corporate organized under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 180 and is also an exempt organization under IRS Section 501 (c)(3). As such, it has a volunteer Board of Directors who meet throughout the year to: ensure that the YWCA Greater Newburyport works to fulfill its mission, develop and implement a strategic plan, provide financial oversight, including conducting an annual audit, and serve as ambassadors of the YWCA throughout the community.
The YWCA Board of Directors conducts much of its work through committees. Several of these committees are open to non-Board Members including Affordable Housing, Development, and Racial Justice. People interested in supporting the work of the YWCA through one of these committees should contact the Executive Director.
Joining the Board
The YWCA Greater Newburyport is governed by its by-laws which allow the Board to select its own Directors at the annual board meeting or whenever a vacancy exists. Those who are interested in serving on the Board, should complete an application and submit it to the Executive Director. Because the Board is limited in size, not all who wish to serve on the Board will be considered.
Standards of Conduct
All Board Members and Committee Members are subject to the YWCA’s Standards of Conduct and must complete an annual Conflict of Interest form.
joining the board
Those interested in serving on the Board should complete an application and submit it to the nominating committee for consideration. Because the Board is limited in size, not all who wish to serve on the Board will be considered.