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YWCA Monterey County Board of Directors

In an effort to maintain a balanced Board of Directors, we collect applications on a continual basis. To find out more information and apply, please email our general mailbox at info@ywcamc.org

Adele Fresé, Interim Chair

Adele Fresé, Salinas Police Chief, is the Interim Chair for the Board of Directors after Judith Tshirgi, President of the Board, completed her service. Chief Fresé has been Police Chief of Salinas since 2016 and has 27 years of law enforcement experience. YWCA-MC’s CEO Christine Duncan, “Adele’s many years in law enforcement and her personal commitment to those experiencing intimate partner violence will make her a real asset to the Board.”

Stephanie Mason, Treasurer of the Board of Directors

Stephanie Mason moved to Salinas in 1999 and attended Hartnell College in 2000. After attending Hartnell, she transferred to Cal State University Monterey Bay. She graduated in 2005, receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences with a concentration in Sociology. While attending college, she also worked part-time at Monterey County Employees Credit Union while also raising her young son. Hence she continued to work at Monterey County Employees Credit Union after graduating and was employed there for 17 years. She is currently working at Central Coast Federal Credit Union as a Loan Officer.  Besides being part of the Board of Directors of the YWCA for almost three years she is also part of the Community Involvement Committee at the Credit Union to assist in their volunteer work with local organizations, such as the United Way Foundation, Relay for Life, Alzheimer’s Association walk and others.

Kimberly Crossman, Director

Kimberly Crossman, a native Floridian, moved to the Monterey peninsula in 2017. She earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Kimberly is an assistant professor at California State University Monterey Bay where she teaches courses on intimate and family relationships, family risk and resiliency, and research and writing within her discipline. Her research examines gender-based violence and promotes safety and support for women leaving abusive relationships. Kimberly is also passionate about educating young adults about healthy relationships, helping them to identify, understand, and prevent abuse.

Tsunami Turner, Director

Tsunami Turner received her B.A. in Human Development at The University of Chicago, her M.A. in Early Childhood Education at Fresno State and her Psy.D at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles. She has been working as a Psychological Assistant in Monterey since 2017. Dr. Turner works to advocate for those without a voice. She specializes in trauma therapy and psychological assessment with children, adolescents, and families. We are grateful for the clinical perspective she brings to the Board of Directors.

Liana Shapiro-Lee, Director

Liana Shapiro-Lee is a California native, growing up in the San Francisco East Bay. She obtained her B.A. in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine in 2003. Worked her way through college in varying roles including administrative, Human Resources, Sales, Staffing, and Office Management. She then received her M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area in 2012. Since then she has worked the non-profit, Pajaro Valley Prevention and Student Assistance in Watsonville as a Mental Health Clinician and Referral Triage Coordinator. She currently has a Private Practice in the Monterey Lighthouse District treating PTSD and LGBTQ+ adolescents.
Christine Duncan and Board of Directors