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Administrative Staff

More than 70 employees enable the YWCA of San Diego County to fulfill our mission and support the 24/7 operation of our programs and services. To identify the appropriate staff member for your inquiry, please visit the contact page.

Heather Finlay
Chief Executive Officer


Donna Gough
Chief Operating & Financial Officer
619.239.0355 x209

Lana Lee
Human Resources/Office Manager


Gavon Morris
Director, Marketing & Development
619.239.0355 x216

Monique Burley
Development Associate 
619.239.0355 x225

Steve Plunk
Grant Specialist
619.239.0355 x217


Elana Soltz
Manager, Cortez Hill Family Center

George Ossavou
Residential Services Manager, Cortez Hill Family Center

Kathleen BurnsMFT
Clinical Supervisor

Megan Dowell
Lead Program Manager

Nancy Vera
Employment Development Manager, Passages

Olga Diaz
Manager, Becky’s House® Program

Shannon Simek, Esq
Lead Staff Attorney