Two New Members Elected to YWCA Board of Directors


Rockford, IL—YWCA Northwestern Illinois welcomes two new members to the Board of Directors: Nicole Radford and Deputy Chief Tammie Stanley. Each will serve a three year term for up to three terms.


About Nicole—Nicole Radford, FACHE, MS, MT(ASCP) is the Director of Laboratory Services at SwedishAmerican Health System and has more than 20 years of clinical laboratory management experience. Prior to her current position, she directed laboratories at KSB and Rockford Memorial hospitals. Nicole grew up in inner city Chicago and has been both civically and personally impacted by issues for which the YWCA advocates. She states that, “We all have an obligation to give back more than we have been given.” Ms. Radford also volunteers at the Northern Illinois Food Bank and is honored to serve the YWCA Northwestern Illinois as a board member.

About Tammie—Tammie Stanley was recently promoted to the Deputy Chief of Administration at the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO). Prior to that, she was a Lieutenant with the WCSO and assigned to the Community Policing Unit. Upon being promoted to Deputy Chief, Tammie became the first female to serve in that capacity and broke down longstanding barriers. She is very active within the Department including being the Police Explorer Advisor and on the Police Memorial Committee. She is also committed to the Special Olympics. Ms. Stanley is looking forward to “serving on the board and supporting the important issues that YWCA advocates for.”

YWCA Northwestern Illinois has provided women’s empowerment programming and advocacies since 1891. The organization now serves more than 12,000 women, children, and families each month, through child care subsidy, quality child care access and  improvement resources, YWCA La Voz Latina’s Hispanic and Latino community support and resources, and community racial justice work that promotes a clear commitment to equality. YWCA Northwestern Illinois delivers its mission, “eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all,” to women and families in the six-county area of Boone, Jo Daviess, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson and Winnebago, Illinois.