Jenny Pratt served as a nonprofit Executive Director/CEO for nearly two decades with YWCA North Central Washington. During her tenure, Jenny developed multifaceted programs for youth and adults with an emphasis on serving low-income women, and girls. Early on, Jenny led the YWCA to develop after school programs designed to deliver innovative STEM, safety and arts programming with an empowerment/equity-based curriculum. Jenny later developed a full-continuum of homeless housing programs and services to include an emergency women/children's shelter, transitional housing, permanent supportive housing, master leasing, and case management services.
Jenny’s experience serving a worldwide organization at a local affiliate, serving on local and national task force and boards helped her to hone her coalition building skills, and to develop exceptional leadership and organizational capacity building abilities.
As a relational leader, Jenny is a master communicator with staff, board, and volunteers. Her ability to handle difficult situations with grace, and motivate a team is notable. Over the years Jenny has provided countless pro-bono hours to mentor and support new executive director/CEO’s in her community. As a generalist executive, Jenny has experience with board development, budgeting, contract negotiations, crisis management, donor relations, finance, fund raising, grant writing, human resources, organizational management, programs, and real estate.