Yolanda R. Williams serves as the Executive Director and oversees administration, operations and programming for the agency’s seven county service area. She holds an A.A. from Metropolitan Community College in Interior Design and a B.A. from Bellevue University in Arts Management with minors in Art History and Studio Arts. Formally an elected official with a long history of service in the non-profit arena in the Omaha Metro area, Yolanda moved to the Cedar Valley to lead Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Iowa’s transformation. In her personal time, Yolanda enjoys creating art (both visual and performing), spending time with her 3 children and 4 “glam”children, traveling and has a passion for all things Star Wars and The Muppets.
“Mentoring is important to me because informal mentors have shaped my life, personally and professionally. I know firsthand that a mentor can change the trajectory of a young person’s life; by being present as a friend, confidant and guiding them through life challenges. To know that you have someone in your corner, rooting for you no matter what is the most powerful impact that one can make to plant seeds for future generations.”