YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

Established in 1943, our local association began as a residence for women who came to the area seeking employment during World War II. Growing from a home for the “Rosie the Riveters” of southern Appalachia, we are now a multi-site, multi-million dollar human services and advocacy operation, serving nearly 9,000 annually. From the beginning, we have tackled some of the toughest community issues including the need for affordable childcare, racial injustice, teen pregnancy, and gender disparity and our work continues...

Programs and Service Area

Due to the needs of our neighboring counties, YWCA Bristol was authorized by the YWCA USA to serve the 21 counties in NE TN & SW VA shown on the map. We then became YWCA Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia to expand our service area to those counties.

Our expanded service area means we’re now a more accessible resource to the region. The expansion is facilitating new connections, collaboration, and the advancement of our mission through community partnerships. Serving as a center of excellence, we can now share our expertise and proven practices and support innovative efforts to help more families, strengthen more communities, and empower them lead the way forward.

We will help facilitate the implementation of programs and initiatives by sharing our knowledge, experience and assisting with grant requests, as needed, for partners in these counties to fund the programs locally.

Please Contact Us if your organization is located within our expanded service area and looking to implement a program or initiative related to one of our key focus areas.

Administrative Staff

Chief Executive Officer – Kathy Waugh
Chief of Staff – Brittany Sullivan
Financial Office Manager – Robert Havlik
Director of Licensed Programs – Mary Anne Gibson
Director of Mission Advancement – Tammy Alls
Business & Human Resources Administrator – Kimberly McFadden

Marketing Administrator – Amie Little
Event Administrator and Executive Assistant – Allison Linder
Development Coordinator – Tina McDaniel

Director of Afterschool – Tonja Leonard

Fitness Trainer – Kateela Serrano
Food Service Coordinator – Deborah Beckman
Office & Facility Manager – Patty Bailey
Administrative Support Associate – Darlene Hawkins

McGlothlin-Street Child Care Center

106 State Street, Bristol, TN 37620

Director - Misty Myers
Assistant Director - Jessica Tittle


Wellmont Child Development Center

281 Steeles, Bristol, TN 37620

Director - Tracy Barbour
Assistant Director - Teresa Blackwell
Evening Supervisor- Kathy Pendleton

2020 YWCA Board of Directors

Kathy Feagins, President
Kristie Helms, 1st Vice President
Karen Vann, 2nd Vice President
Carol Cross, Past President
Arlene Ambrose, Recording Secretary
Diane Smith, Asst. Recording Secretary
Rebecca Duncan Beck, Treasurer
Holly Rutherford, Asst. Treasurer
Nancy Arnold
Pat Ball
Megan Browning
Tara Chadwell
Jennifer Dixon
Claire Doherty
Jessica Flagg
Virginia Frank
Shana Jones
Gail Moore
Jennifer Padilla
Julie Powers
Meg Rice
Nancy Salyer
Elise Taylor
Mary Lee Williams
Mackie Calhoun, Jr. Board President

2020 YWCA Jr. Board of Directors

President: Mackie Calhoun

Vice President: Christy Calcagno

Secretary/Treasurer: Mary Profitt

Rachel Carter

Ashley Cox

Lara Hull

Cheryl Stickley

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