STAFF

Robin Bailey,
Acting Executive Director
ED@ywcabellingham.org

Alle Schene, Accountant
Alles@ywcabellingham.org

“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
Katie@ywcabellingham.org

“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
Housing@ywcabellingham.org

“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.”