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Swathi Staley

Leaders USA 2023


Chief Community Investment Officer and General Counsel, YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago





Swathi Staley is the chief community investment officer and general counsel for the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, a human services organization that aims to connect people to their purpose, potential, and each other. The YMCA serves the community by providing a safe place for youth and families to be themselves and connect with others. Swathi leads the YMCA’s strategic community development goals, leading the organization’s health equity, digital literacy, economic empowerment, food security, violence prevention, workforce development, and legal and real estate portfolio. Swathi is passionate about connecting critical community resources to disinvested and underinvested communities.