Transitions: Who’s new at the YWCA

Children at My Friends’ House are already familiar with one of our newer YWCA  faces: Director Tabitha Vance. She can communicate in both English and Spanish, holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, and cares deeply about ensuring that all children and families have access to high-quality childcare.

We wish all the best to our departing Director Angela Thongdy, who gave 14 years of service to MFH. “Children are my passion, and I know that I’ll always be working with them in some way,” she said.

The YWCA Advocate team welcomes Mary Byrd, who joined us this summer as our newest YWCA Advocate. She will be serving the Dayton community now that Ann Passmore is retiring.

Also new this summer is Jan Asher Dolph, our Communications Coordinator, who began at the YWCA in June when Sara Rasmussen left to join a communications firm that serves nonprofits. We feel fortunate that Sara generously continues with us as a volunteer web developer.