YWCA Columbus Mission and History

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About YWCA Columbus

YWCA Columbus is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

We defy the status quo that puts women, people of color, and the marginalized on unequal footing. By fostering dialogue, providing practical resources, and educating our community, we promote empowerment and inclusion.


Our Mission in Action


We are dedicated to confronting uncomfortable truths about prejudice and poverty—because the only way to rise above our challenges is to go through them.


We are committed to creating a community of safety, support, and stability through emergency shelter and long-term supportive housing.


We are committed to youth development and early childhood education so that with each new generation, we’re all braver, wiser, and kinder.


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Our Senior Leadership Team

Christie Angel

President & CEO

After working in the private and public sectors of Columbus for many years, Christie joined YWCA Columbus in 2017. Her love of Columbus and desire to create environments for people to thrive is the driving force behind her leading the organization.

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Judy Peterson

Chief Finance & Operations Officer

Judy has over 20 years’ experience as an administrative leader, holding positions in higher education and non-profit management. A CPA/MBA with operational skills in the areas of accounting, human resources, technology, and facilities management.

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Regina Clemons

Chief Program Officer

With 25 years of experience in nonprofit and social work, Regina is a servant leader with core competencies in strategic planning, DE&I, and nonprofit management. She's held positions in grant management, direct service, and senior leadership.

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Sabrina W. Horton

Chief Advancement & Engagement Officer

Sabrina has over 20 years’ experience in advancement, donor engagement and marketing providing strategic planning to secure restricted gifts for innovative, comprehensive, high-impact and measurable programmatic solutions.

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YWCA Columbus History

Since 1886, we’ve had a strong history of making incredible strides in eliminating racism and empowering women in our community.


Land Acknowledgment

We acknowledge the traditional and ancestral territory of the Shawnee, Kaskaskia (kas-kas-kee-uh), Hopewell & Myaamia (My-am-ee) people, the people whose land we are living, learning, and working on today.