Yvette joined the NCLCVF PowerUp team in November 2017. She returned to the foothills of her home state of North Carolina after a 20-year career with the federal government. A natural people person, she stumbled into the nonprofit arena, and spent nine years leading a number of community programs and projects at the Winston-Salem Urban League. She understands the importance of the development of cultures, informing and educating communities, and taking strategic steps to achieve positive change. Yvette enjoys traveling, interior decorating, the theater, and spending time with family. She graduated from the Art Institute of Charlotte, and attended Surry Community College.