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New CEO Sets Vision for Future of YWCA Tampa Bay
90-year old local charity’s mission is redefined and relevant to needs of community.
May 2, 2016 Saint Petersburg, FL- Yvonne Ulmer has been named the new President and CEO of the YWCA Tampa Bay. Ulmer is the former Provost/CEO of St. Petersburg College’s Downtown campus and Midtown campus.
"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead this historic organization that has provided education, resources and a safe haven for women for nearly a century."
Beyond her 26-year successful tenure at St Pete College and running an executive coaching business, Ulmer has built a legacy of community involvement through Leadership St. Pete and the Leadership Development Institute - Eckerd College.
The USF grad, who also holds a masters from Georgia State, is taking over for interim CEO Loretta Calvin. Ulmer is no stranger to the YWCA’s mission to empower women and eliminate racism. She is a former board member who has fundraised for the YW’s signature “Pearls of Wisdom” event for several years. Her immediate goal is to establish the YWCA as the “go to” resource for social justice and women and children in need of assistance.
More about YWCA Tampa Bay
Established locally in 1919, the YWCA historically has provided opportunities for women by offering academic and job skills training, and leadership in organizing activities to advance women’s rights. Today, we provide licensed, affordable childcare as well as financial literacy workshops for young women. YWCA Tampa Bay fosters economic independence among diverse women, harnesses community support for at-risk families, and promotes healing conversations about race. Our local organization is a private, accredited, non-profit, 501(c)(3) member affiliate of the YWCA USA. For more information on how to get involved, please visit our website at ywcaoftampabay.org.