Dr. Tiph Jones Joins YWCA Metro St. Louis as Chief Economic Inclusion Officer

Dr. Tiph Jones Joins YWCA Metro St. Louis as Chief Economic Inclusion Officer

Thursday, January 4, 2024 / St. Louis, Missouri  – YWCA Metro St. Louis is proud to announce that Dr. Tiph Jones, Ed.D., has joined the agency as Chief Economic Inclusion Officer. Dr. Jones is an accomplished organizational psychologist and workforce development professional who brings a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to empowering individuals and fostering diversity and inclusion.

Dr. Jones’ passion for economic empowerment and her extensive experience in workforce development positions her as an asset to both YWCA Metro St. Louis and the broader St. Louis community.

“We are thrilled to add Dr. Jones to our Executive Leadership Team,” said Dr. Cheryl Watkins, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer of YWCA. “Her vision, strategy and experience will create an environment and shape a program that will help the women we serve move their families down the path to self-sufficiency.”

Dr. Jones previously served as Executive Vice President of Education and Employment at Concordance, a non-profit dedicated to reducing recidivism, and as Director of Workforce and Talent Development for St. Louis Community College, where she led the development and provision of comprehensive workforce training services and talent development strategies to business, labor, and community organizations.

Before moving to St. Louis, Dr. Jones made significant contributions as the Director of Leadership Development and DEI Initiatives for the State of Maryland Judicial System. Her work in deploying cross-jurisdiction trainings and DEI programs was instrumental in fostering equitable practices within the organization.

Throughout her career, Dr. Jones has collaborated with non-profits, academic institutions, and government agencies to design and implement professional development programs aimed at enhancing organizational effectiveness and employee engagement. She is well-regarded for her strategic initiatives that not only create employment pipelines but also build meaningful relationships with individuals, businesses, and community stakeholders, facilitating positive organizational change.

Dr. Jones holds a Doctorate degree in Education with a concentration in Organizational Leadership, Learning, and Innovation from Wilmington University. She also holds both a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a Master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, with a specialty in Human Resources Management.

Dr. Jones is passionate about working with underserved populations, such as young adults, justice-involved individuals, the underemployed, and historically excluded communities. She firmly believes that, with the right tools, training, and support, anyone can have a successful and meaningful career path. Her dedication to fostering diversity and inclusion aligns perfectly with YWCA Metro St. Louis’ mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote economic inclusion for all.

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Dr. Jones currently volunteers with organizations that assist individuals in successfully re-entering the workforce. She also served on the board of STEMSTL, an organization committed to providing equitable access to high-quality STEM learning and employment opportunities for diverse youth learners.


YWCA Metro St. Louis is the region’s leading advocate for the safety, security and stability of women and children, serving more than 10,000 women, girls and families annually. The mission of YWCA is eliminating racism and empowering women. YWCA offers crisis intervention and rapid re-housing for victims of sexual and domestic violence; services for pregnant women and Head Start and Early Head Start early childhood education; economic empowerment services for all clients; and racial justice educational programs.

YWCA 24/7 CRISIS HELP LINE 314.531.7273

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