- Chief of Staff
Marcia L. Tyler is the Chief of Staff for the YWCA of the City of New York. Marcia joined the YWCA in 2016 and comes to us with 25 years of local, national and international nonprofit organization experience, specifically in the areas of program, membership, and volunteer management.
Most recently, Marcia served as the National Volunteer Manager for Shatterproof, a national nonprofit organization committed to protecting children from addiction to alcohol and other drugs and ending the stigma and suffering of those affected by the disease. At Shatterproof she worked closely with the CEO, senior staff, and key volunteers to develop a programmatic strategy to leverage networks of individuals across the country who are impacted by the disease of addiction.
She is adept at managing day to day work flow activities, from working with board members and executive staff to building relationships and managing donors, volunteers, and staff. She brings extensive experience in strategic planning, project management and problem solving. This is evident in her work at the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, an organization that provides programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, to recognize business opportunities and to plan for successful futures, where she was instrumental in helping to re-envisioning the core program to expand reach and increase impact.
In addition, Marcia has worked with important girls and women organizations such as the Girl Scouts of the USA and the Association for Junior League International. At the Girl Scouts she helped to advance their mission, to build girls of courage, confidence and character and make the world a better place by working with councils throughout the country to strengthen their business practices, diversify their program, and increase their overall girl and adult membership. Working to help improve the lives of young women from underrepresented communities has been a personal life mission.
Marcia earned her Masters of Arts (MA) and Masters of Education (Ed.M) in Psychological Counseling from Teachers College/Columbia University. She is a proud Harlem native and member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the New York Road Runners Club. She enjoys working with people who bring diverse perspectives to solve problems and strives to live life completely, honestly, and compassionately, with a healthy dose of realism that all things are possible if one sets her mind to it.