Lisa McDuffie is the President/CEO of the YWCA of Northwest Ohio and has been a part of the agency for 25 years. She oversees a 5-million-dollar budget; 20 county service area and staff strength of near 100 employees. Lisa’s most recent accomplishment has been the startup of a new Domestic Violence Transitional house that can house 16 women. Doors opened February 2018. In 2010, Lisa orchestrated new construction, a 10-million-dollar apartment complex that houses formerly homeless women and children. Lisa, together with a 20-member board of directors, ensure the empowerment of women and the elimination of racism is addressed in all mission-based YWCA programs such as the Domestic Violence Shelter; Rape Crisis Center; Youth Development Teen Pregnancy Prevention; Child Care Resource & Referral; Infant Vitality to prevent infant mortality and the Healthy Connections breast cancer awareness programs. The agency also has a strong advocacy arm that has led the community’s efforts in March’s, voter registration and power to the polls; legislative outreach and Dialogue to Change a curriculum geared to discuss issues of Racism in America.
Please join the Toledo Rotary meeting on February 22nd when Lisa presents the topic, Racism is a Public Health Crisis: The Toledo Black Agenda.