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truth seeker

Utica, NY

#1 May 6, 2011
What has happened to the YWCA? It is being run into the ground by the excutive director. She has no clue what she is doing. The mission of the YW is to empower and she clearly does not know what that means. She could give a shit about the victims of sexual assault and domestic not to mention her staff. She verbally abuses her staff. She gave up one the biggest fundraisers the YW had,riggiefest, which was well recieved by the community and raised over 25,000 for the YW each and every year. Another well recieved community event, Freedom Run-CANCELLED. The children's center at the courthouse is closing. Natalie could care less about all the children that are going to be affected by that. The place is a mess!! The staff are told if you open your mouth expect your pink slip!!!!! What is wrong with board of directors! GET RID OF HER!! That place won't be open in a year!!!!
curious

Geneva, NY

#2 May 6, 2011
One needs to be careful
abused

Rome, NY

#3 May 7, 2011
curious wrote:
One needs to be careful
I do know this; there is a lack of confidentiality there.
kiss my grits

Utica, NY

#4 May 9, 2011
YWCA was being managed by a bunch of morons before Natalie was hired. Should have been closed before she came on board. Natalie is very professional, means business and makes a difference. Maybe Riggiefest was making money but that money may have been used to line the pockets of individuals under the guise of benefiting the Y. Who knows! Myself and a few other members quit a local "women in business group" when we learned that of the $3,000 raised in the name of the Steven Swan Humane Society, when "out of nowhere" $1,000 went to the banquet facility (who's female family owner was one of the founding members of this group). The Humane Society got the least...$350 to be exact. Alot of fund raising events are not monitored by the state's attorney general's office as they should be. Don't ask me why they bother to have an office in the County Bldg. Guidelines are now in place since the Children's Miracle Network fiasco in the 90's.
Lt Tragg

Utica, NY

#5 May 9, 2011
You ought to see what she ALLEGEDLY (legal disclaimers here!) did to the United Way director in the mid 1990s. Drove her batty. Broke her so bad she left.

ALLEGEDLY.

There. All legal now.
truth seeker

Utica, NY

#6 May 9, 2011
ok kiss my grits you know absolutley NOTHING, tell Natalie to fire her "life coach" it clearly is not working...
truth seeker

Utica, NY

#7 May 9, 2011
ohhhh Lt I believe it, she drove several staff at the YWCA out, she is a damn maniac no feelings whatsoever and i heard her husband is the nicest guy in the world, but isn't that always the case
kiss my grits

Utica, NY

#8 May 9, 2011
truth seeker wrote:
ok kiss my grits you know absolutley NOTHING, tell Natalie to fire her "life coach" it clearly is not working...
quite the contrary! Before Natalie's inception, I went there seeking help for domestic violence. What a JOKE that place was. I mean a JOKE! Waste of my time, taxpayer money and fund raising efforts.

Since when is it wrong to actually manage a place and rid the employee population of unprofessional morons.

I hope they replace the Y with an effective program for domestic violence victims because this place has become a shelter for payroll baggage.
Dog tired

United States

#9 May 11, 2011
Why would anyone from Olean,Ithaca,Cortland or Watertown have any concern with what the YWCA in utica is doing? Do you have no problems in your home towns? Or are you just a coward to say your from Utica? Do you know what you are talking about? Give some details.
Nancy D

Utica, NY

#10 May 12, 2011
Dog tired wrote:
Why would anyone from Olean,Ithaca,Cortland or Watertown have any concern with what the YWCA in utica is doing? Do you have no problems in your home towns? Or are you just a coward to say your from Utica? Do you know what you are talking about? Give some details.
Do you have any idea how IP addresses work you idiot? Apparently not.
ohboy

Saint Johnsville, NY

#11 May 12, 2011
i remenber I went there as kid and learned how to swin. That was a long long time ago
dah

Hilton, NY

#12 May 12, 2011
kiss my grits wrote:
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quite the contrary! Before Natalie's inception, I went there seeking help for domestic violence. What a JOKE that place was. I mean a JOKE! Waste of my time, taxpayer money and fund raising efforts.
Since when is it wrong to actually manage a place and rid the employee population of unprofessional morons.
I hope they replace the Y with an effective program for domestic violence victims because this place has become a shelter for payroll baggage.
do u have issues w/ the court too? How bout the city?
Walk away

Rome, NY

#13 May 13, 2011
dah wrote:
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do u have issues w/ the court too? How bout the city?
Yes I do he was found guilty in grand jury for menacing, stalking and harassment I was granted a 10 , yes a ten year order of protection and a month later divorce states I was the one at fault;mental cruelty?? he filled my house with white rats he purchased frozen and so much more.
mimi

Waterville, NY

#14 May 13, 2011
what does that have to do with natalie brown
mimi

Waterville, NY

#15 May 15, 2011
?
unhappy

Utica, NY

#16 May 15, 2011
Too bad the Y hired Natalie, she is one crazy person.....seems like alot of people have left since she started.....good people....hope she's proud of herself and all she is doing!!!
Merle

Utica, NY

#17 May 15, 2011
Isn't she colored?
unhappy

Utica, NY

#18 May 15, 2011
Yep!
sad

Albany, NY

#19 May 15, 2011
She will close the YWCA!! She is running the place right into the ground.
unhappy

Utica, NY

#20 May 15, 2011
Yes she is!!! It's ashame!!

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