YWCA Utah Members Meeting 2022
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Second-Term Candidate Bios
Lisa Andrues retired in 2021 as the Treasurer of Sallie Mae Bank, following a long career in financial services. During her career she held positions in treasury, risk management, new product development and operations at Synchrony Bank, UBS Bank, American Express, and First Security Bank. Her areas of expertise include cash management and investments, strategic planning, change management and enterprise risk management. ?Lisa was drawn to the YWCA due to her belief that every individual deserves a life of security and hope. She knows that women working together can create opportunity, build confidence, overcome hardship and enable achievement. Lisa earned a B.A. in English Literature and an M.B.A. from the University of Utah. She earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, and maintained it throughout her career. ?She has served on the YWCA Utah Finance Committee since 2018. In the past, Lisa served on the Steering Committee of the Salt Lake Affiliate of NAMI Utah (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and served three years on the Board and Finance Committee of Open Legal Services. Lisa is a Utah native who enjoys spending time outdoors, especially with her husband Stephen and with their children, Brian and Claire.
Lisa Brown Miranda is currently the Associate Director of Admission of Rowland Hall School on the Lincoln Street Campus, serving families entering grades six through 12. She serves on the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee. Lisa began her love and appreciation of the YWCA as a three year old in swim class in Connecticut, as a perennial summer camper, and “student intern” for her mother who was the Preschool Director at the YWCA in Greenwich, Connecticut in the 1980s. She is the proud parent of two activist daughters, Alessandra and Gabriella. Lisa serves on the A Better Utah Board on the Executive Committee and co-chairs the Policy Committee. Lisa grew up in Connecticut, attended Tufts University, and spent time living and teaching in Guayaquil, Ecuador and working in New York City before relocating to Utah.
Kathryn Holmes has been practicing law for more than 30 years and currently serves as General Counsel for Westminster College. She has broad experience as an executive management leader; business and legal advisor to state and local government transit agencies and nonprofit higher education institutions; and strategic advisor to governing boards on business, regulatory, policy, and legislative issues. She has served as general counsel to three organizations; an expert advisor to a federal regulatory agency in Washington D.C.; and a lawyer in private practice. She provides strategic counseling on the full array of issues and concerns facing clients in the public transportation and higher education industry sectors. Kathryn has broad knowledge of the transportation industry resulting from her transit agency management experience, federal agency experience, and private sector experience. Kathryn also represents colleges and universities in a variety of matters. She has represented higher education institutions involved in investigations by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights and advised on achieving successful outcomes. Kathryn has significant experience establishing, refining, and strengthening clients’ compliance and ethics programs, employee training, personnel practices, and corporate structure and governance. Kathryn is passionate in her support for the advancement of women. Over the course of her career, she has been influential in implementing policies, programs, and practices in numerous organizations to empower women ranging from establishing part-time and alternative work schedule programs, founding mentoring programs, and developing a robust policy framework to address violence against women and support victims of sexual assault. Kathryn is eager to contribute her experience and expertise to the YWCA board.
First-Term Candidate Bios
Luna Banuri is the Executive Director at Utah Muslim Civic League and a seasoned consultant with 25 years of experience in non-profit and for-profit sectors in strategy, community and organizational development, an articulate communicator, recognized for advocating and fostering social justice policies based on diversity and inclusion. Luna evolved her legal education background and expertise into a distinguished consulting practice. She has held leadership roles managing corporate multi-cultural/inclusion initiatives, complemented by experience as an entrepreneur. She is founder and director of TeleTaleem, a non-profit enterprise focusing on helping leverage the power of technology, innovative approaches, and partnerships to solve the toughest global development challenges in Education.
Lynne Nilson MPH, MCHES has been the Director of the Bureau of Maternal Child Health since March 2015, providing a wonderful opportunity to expand her public health experience and make a contribution to improving the health of women, infants and children in Utah.
Lynne’s public health experience has provided her the opportunity to be a leader and decision maker in public health both at a national and local level. She currently serves as a member of the Maternal Mental Health Policy Committee headed up by YWCA, and the Early Childhood Utah Advisory Council. Lynne is a past President of the Utah Public Health Association, National Chronic Disease Directors Cancer Council, the National Association for Worksite Health Promotion and the Health Education Association of Utah, in addition to many other leadership roles in each of these organizations.
While Lynne’s career and passion for public health has been going strong for over 30 years, her favorite “job” and most important accomplishment is being a mother to her two daughters Hanna, a PICU travel nurse currently living in Austin, TX and Hailey, a Communications/Spanish grad from UVU who along with her boyfriend is the owner of the “Fresh and Clean” cleaning company.