Shannon TL Isom has been the CEO of YWCA Dayton since December 2013. Isom is responsible for the executive and administrative leadership of the YWCA Dayton, which strives to eliminate racism and empower women. Likewise, she is responsible to ensure high quality outcomes, financial sustainability, organizational viability, and exceptional client service delivery. The nonprofit has played a pivotal role in shaping the Dayton region. Before joining the staff, she served as a YWCA Dayton board member for almost four years, with the last year and half as Chair of the Board.
Isom began her professional career working for the YWCA in Columbus as a Manager of a trial program in conjunction with the CDC and YWCA USA to ensure marginalized women had access to breast and cervical screenings; it is now a staple in our communities. With over 15 years in the health industry, she has worked for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Women’s Health Division, Miami Valley Hospital, Premier Health Partners and CareSource in areas of Sales, Business Development, Systems Integration and Business and Clinical Integration, respectively.
Mrs. Isom has had extensive post-Baccalaureate education through The Ohio State University and Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. She has a BS of Biology from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia and an MBA in Healthcare Administration from Northeastern D’Amore-McKim School of Business in Boston, MA. Awards bestowed include: 2009 DBJ Forty under 40, Leadership Dayton, DBJ 50 Most Powerful Women 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017, 2016 WiBN Top 25 Women to Watch, and 2015 DBJ Forty Under 40 Alumni Hall of Fame.
Isom is an active participant of her community, including numerous committees, boards and initiatives.