Bay City, Michigan. August 5, 2019 — The YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce Moira Branigan as the agency’s next Executive Director. She begins her role on August 12, 2019. As Executive Director, Moira will be responsible for managing innovative programs and services, fund development, and advocacy.
“Moira’s regional experience in the nonprofit sector will serve YWCA’s mission of empowering women and eliminating racism. We are excited by Moira’s understanding of our organization’s distinctively unique history in the region. We look forward to her leadership as the YWCA begins to write its’ next chapter,” said Ann Coburn-Collins, President of the Board for the YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region.
For the past five years, Moira was Director of Internal Operations for the Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance. The central role of the organization is to improve the economic vitality and quality of life in the region. Matt Felan, President & CEO of the Great Lake Bay Regional Alliance expressed his support for Moira’s decision to step into the new role. He stated, “Moira is the ideal person to lead the YWCA GLBR. She works passionately to make our region the best place to live, work, and play. She will leverage her extensive network and brings an incredible work ethic to further YWCA’s positive impact in the Great Lakes Bay Region.”
The YWCA Board of Directors welcomes Moira Branigan into her new role and is confident she will work to represent all women across the region.
About YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region
The YWCA was founded in 1891 and through the years it has served the women of Bay County by providing a safe place for them to reside, exercise, or socialize. In 2009, the organization shifted to mission-based programing of eliminating racism and empowering women. In 2010, the YWCA of Bay County changed its name to YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region, being the first nonprofit in the region to reflect the new regional name. In 2014, the organization expanded its programs and services to Midland and Saginaw counties.
-Neena Hogle, YWCA GLBR Empowerment Program Manager