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July 14, 2022

YWCA elects Fallon Health’s Bik as board president

Photo | YWCA Central Massachusetts Christienne Bik, YWCA Central Massachusetts board president

YWCA Central Massachusetts in Worcester has elected Christienne Bik of Shrewsbury to serve as president of the organization’s board of directors.

Bik has risen through positions on the YWCA board over her 11 years and has chaired the YWCA’s Public Policy Committee, and served as a tri-chair of the YWCA’s LIVE Capital Campaign, which led fundraising for the organization’s $24 million renovation of its Salem Street headquarters.

At Fallon Health, Bik is the director of government affairs and public policy. Prior to that she served as an assistant district attorney in the  Worcester County District Attorney’s Office.

In 2014, Bik received WBJ’s 40 Under Forty Award.

Other officers elected at the meeting are Alexizendria Link, president-elect, Monica Thomas-Bonnick, vice president, Kristin Sawash, treasurer, Kristin DeSousa, assistant treasurer, and Amane AbdelJaber, clerk.

Members joining the board are Patricia Leary of Shrewsbury, Jessica McGarry of Sutton, and Mary Ritchie Murphy of Worcester.

“I am honored and excited to have these remarkable women leading the YWCA as we embark on this new chapter. We are ready to move forward with our mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all,” said YWCA Central Mass. CEO Deborah Hall.

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