staff members



Dorothy Hummel Executive Director
Dorothy’s love for the city of Alton and the YWCA mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice and dignity for all led her to YWCA of Alton. Dorothy spent over 31 years improving communities and developing housing throughout Madison County. She especially enjoyed her time in Alton working on Community and Housing Development projects with the City staff. Through the years, she made many friends in the Riverbend area and truly enjoys reconnecting with colleagues from her days at Madison County. Her efforts led to safer neighborhoods, stronger public facilities and new housing for the mentally ill, homeless, seniors and low income families. She helped form and manage several non-profits in Madison County which were used in public private partnerships to develop low income housing.

While she hails from East St. Louis originally, Dorothy is a resident of the city of Edwardsville. She has served on the Edwardsville City Council, Edwardsville School Board, Edwardsville Planning Commission, and the National Development Council Advisory Board based in NYC. Dorothy has two grown children and a husband, Steve. She enjoys gardening, reading, volunteering and traveling to a special place in her heart, Rockport, MA as often as possible.

Dorothy can be reached at 618.465.7774 or emailed at

Barb Paisley Bookkeeper
Our Bookkeeper has a diverse background and a passion for numbers. Barb was born and raised here in the Riverbend area, earning her B.S. in Accountancy from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. With 30 years of accounting experience, Barb has previously worked for C.J. Schlosser & Co. LLC, Saint Anthony’s Health Care Center and Jefferson Smurfit Corporation.

Her experience is a true asset at YWCA of Alton. She loves to be busy and enjoys working at the YWCA where children’s laughter and excitement can be heard throughout the building. Barb frequently attends our Racial Justice events and is excited working at a place where the mission is to eliminate racism.

Barb lives in Alton with her husband and two sons. She is an avid reader of both non-fiction, fiction, and anything true crime.

Barb can be reached at

618.465.7774 or emailed at

Mallory Jones Child Enrichment Director

Mallory joined the YWCA of Alton Child Enrichment department in the summer of 2020 as a Site Coordinator with our Alton students, but this was not the start of her time here at the YWCA. Mallory began her time November 2019 at the YWCA working as a PR intern in the Administration Department while earning her bachelor’s degree in Public Relations/ Communication from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, which she completed in Spring of 2020. Mallory has previous experience working with students as an after-school supervisor, full-time nanny, and a tutor.

Mallory’s dedication to the YWCA, attention to detail, and caring nature suit her well in her newest role as our Assistant Child Enrichment Director.

Mallory can be reached at 618.465.7774 and can be emailed at