Meet the Team

Penny Young Nance

CEO and President

Kenda Bartlett

Chief Administrative Officer

Denise Cappuccio

Chief Financial Officer

Sara Olson

Chief Advancement Officer

Mario Diaz, Esq.

General Counsel

Neydy Casillas, Esq.

Vice President of International Affairs

Doreen Denny

Senior Advisor

Tanya Ditty

Vice President of Field Operations

Annabelle Rutledge

Young Women for America National Director

Christina Ruiz Wolfe

Office Manager, Financial Assistant

Danielle Buck

Senior Director of External Relations

Julia Curtis

Lead Graphic Designer

Deanna Drogan

Young Women for America Regional Coordinator

Katie Everett

Press Secretary

Ashley Foster

Legislative Strategist

Natalie Panettiere

Executive Assistant to CEO, Communications Assistant

Darby Sue Stielstra

Executive Assistant, Donor Relations

Keri Ann Thompson

Data Analyst and Constituent Service Representative

Jacklyn Washington

Deputy Communications Director

Celso Wiggins

Staff Assistant


January 2021-June 2022

  • Linda Murphy, Chairman
  • Janne Myrdal, Vice Chairman
  • Carrie Chupp Harper, Secretary
  • Caroline Aderholt
  • Debbie Beyer
  • Jean Crisp
  • Charlotte Johnson
  • Cheryl Keithly
  • Jeanne Riegsecker
  • Jon Whetsell