Wendy Waters-Connell has been selected as executive director for the Hamilton YWCA, and an event to introduce her to the public will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Basil 1791, 241 High St., Hamilton.
The event is open to the public and the YWCA is hoping the public will show up and share their questions and observations with its director.
5 things to know about Wendy Waters-Connell
She has served as the director of an organization: Prior to this new role, Waters-Connell served as executive director/CEO for the Quaker Heights Care Community for more than 18 years.
Waters-Connell is familiar with Hamilton: She has been in Hamilton for almost 30 years and is a graduate of New Miami High School. Waters-Connell earned an undergraduate nursing degree from Miami University through a scholarship from Fort Hamilton Hospital.
Family has strong ties to the city: Waters-Connell has been in Hamilton since getting married to her husband Christopher (a lifelong Hamilton resident and HHS grad) in 1988. The couple has two sons, David, 21, a senior at Miami University, and Jackson, 18, a senior at Hamilton High School.
She takes over for a Miami University grad who was serving as interim director: Dr. Lee Sanders of Miami University had been serving as interim but did not take on the full-time role.
Waters-Connell is hopeful the YWCA Hamilton will continue to have a positive impact on the area: She said the new position offers the challenge of discussing societal issues and finding solutions to help make gains for women and all members of the community.
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