Robin Bailey,
Acting Executive Director

Alle Schene, Accountant

“I have lived and worked in Bellingham since 2011 after graduating from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. I have a B.A. in Business Marketing and Communications and a Certificate of Accountancy from South Seattle College.

Fun facts about me: In my spare time, I enjoy spending time outdoors with my husband and two kids. When I’m not working, I am trying out new recipes and consuming way too much sugar.”

Katie Akin,
Office Manager, Communications, and Fundraiser

“I have been been in the Pacific Northwest for about three years after graduating from the University of Missouri with a B.A. in English and degrees in Psychology and Multicultural Studies. I have a background in design, customer service, and management.

Fun facts about me: I enjoy coffee – the more caffeine, the better. When I’m not working, I am taking my dog Waffle on a hike or starting a new creative venture.”

Kirsten Hammer,
Housing Coordinator

“I am a graduate from the WWU class of 2004 with a BA in Human Services. I have been an advocate and leader on behalf of women in this community for many years. I have had the opportunity to work for and with many non-profits in this community and have held a variety of positions from advocate to Executive Director. I have held positions on the Board of Director’s for the Washington State Coalition against Domestic Violence and the Whatcom County/Bellingham Commission against Domestic Violence. I have had the opportunity to work with many hard working people over the years that share my passion for serving others. I am glad to be working at the YWCA, utilizing my previous experience and knowledge and continuing to learn and grow along the way.

Fun facts about me: I have lived and worked in Bellingham since 1994. I am a proud mother of a 22 year old daughter that grew up in this community and graduated form Bellingham High School. I am the loving owner of two dogs: Buddy and Zach and two cats: Raven and Minnow.”