Meet Our New Board Members!

YWCA Richmond welcomes board members Michele Allen, Eva Colen, Eileen Dahlstedt, Naureen Hyder, Lauren Morano and Megan Overton.
We are honored to have each of these women serving on the YWCA Richmond board and providing leadership and guidance to our organization to continue our mission.

Michele C. Allen serves as the Managing Director of Customer Supply Chain for Altria Group Distribution Company. She worked as a mechanical engineer at Dow Corning Corporation before joining the sales and distribution leadership at Altria. 

Eva Colen is Mayor Stoney’s Senior Policy Advisor for Youth Initiatives and the founder of Virginia Excels. After teaching high school English, she spent ten years in Teach for America, five of which were in Richmond. She brings years of experience from the Young Women’s Leadership Alliance, the Urban League of Greater Richmond, Leadership of Metro Richmond, and 50CAN.  

Eileen Dahlstedt works in Business Development for American office and is an active member of many Richmond real estate boards. During her years as a real estate agent and working with Luck Development Partners, she has led the development of significant projects, such as Ni Village, a sustainable mixed-use development in Spotsylvania County. 

Naureen Hyder founded Hyder Immigration Law with a mission to help others. She helped establish the Junior Board of the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg, Pennsylvania before returning to Richmond and serving as a member of the YWCA Young Women’s Leadership Alliance.          

Lauren Morano, the Vice President of Marketing at Richmond’s Scott Insurance has served on other boards such as the Junior League of Richmond and the Friends of Northstar Academy Junior Board.

Megan Overton, the Vice President of Product Management at Snag, coordinates designers, developers, and analysts to deliver sustained innovation across all of Snag’s products. Also a member of the YWCA Young Women’s Leadership Alliance, she hopes to bring her technological expertise to the YWCA Board of Directors.