Woman Within Western USA Board Members & Coordinators
Woman Within Western USA is looking for passionate women to volunteer and join our organization for two-year leadership positions or support one of Woman Within Western USA’s many initiatives. Please find more information about opportunities here or contact us.
Meet our Leaders
The Board of Directors at Woman Within Western USA collaboratively and strategically guide and lead the successful journey of our Woman Within Weekend, Circles, and other programs. Together they set and hold the vision, mission, and values of the organization and direct the operational delivery plan and policy. If you have comments or questions, please feel free to email them. Your input is appreciated.
Susan Owens & Becky Leyser
The President of Woman Within Western USA is the designated executive of the Corporation. She holds the organization’s vision, chairs the Board of Directors, and leads the organization.
The Vice President is the Coordinator for the Woman Within Weekend and works closely with the President to support the organization. She supervises the tasks of the Merchandise, Supplies, and Site Coordinators.
The Secretary is the board member who is responsible for the oversight of the corporate recording of minutes, and the logistics of the monthly phone conference meeting. She is also responsible for limited general correspondence such as thank you notes.
The Treasurer functions as the chief financial officer of the organization. It is her responsibility to keep the financial records up-to-date and accurate, and report the information when requested
Director of Circles
The Director of Circles serves as a resource for Woman Within Circles throughout the region by providing information, consultation, and counsel. She supervises activities of the Circle Training Manager.
Director of Communications
The Director of Communications is the Board member with responsibility for both the internal and external activities that communicate the organization’s mission, vision, and activities to others. She supervises activities of the Social Media Coordinator and the Website Coordinator.
Director of Development
The Director of Development raises funds vital to the growth of Woman Within in our Region and makes it possible for women with financial need to attend our programs. She also serves as the chair of the Scholarship Committee.
Director of Programs
The Director of Programming cultivates opportunities region-wide for women to continue their personal growth and sense of connection. She is responsible for coordinating community events, Staff Training, Facilitation Training, and is the liaison with Woman Within International for all additional Woman Within Programs.
This new position is responsible for creating and sustaining relationships with other similar organizations such as The Mankind Project, to help grow our community.
The Registrar is the main contact for participants and is responsible for all aspects of Weekend registration, from payment and records to questions before and after each Weekend.
Susan Stokes Lambell
The Staff Coordinator connects with women around the world who apply to staff a Woman Within Weekend in Western USA. She is responsible for staff registration, communication for staff members, and all associated paperwork.
The Site Coordinator is responsible for scouting new sites for our Weekends, negotiating and coordinating contract changes with the existing camps and helping our Team Leaders, Registrar, Staff Coordinator, and VP plan the use of our Weekend site facilities.
Social Media Coordinator
The Social Media Coordinator is responsible for publishing our events and activities using our social media accounts. She ensures our events are sharable with accurate, current, and branded information.
Rita “Ri” Fassett
Open Circle Coordinator
In the role of Open Circle Coordinator, she serves to ensure that Western USA Open Circles offer consistent and safe spaces for women to experience support, connection and community.
The Bookkeeper maintains records of financial transactions. It is her responsibility to keep the financial records up-to-date and accurate. She reports financial information when requested and ensures compliance of legal bookkeeping requirements.
Circle Training Manager
In her role as Circle Training Manager, Nina will help with overall logistics, budgeting and scholarship requests for women attending a Circle Training Workshop.
Open Circle Host
The Open Circle host plans, coordinates and leads an Open Circles in her local community or online. She has completed the Woman Within Weekend, the 2-Day Circle Training and has sat in a circle consistently for at least one year.