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Yvonne Thomas(she,her,hers)

Senior Community Development Officer
  • Island Community Support
  • Workforce Pathways

In her role as Senior Community Development Officer, Yvonne serves as the strategic lead for the Remote Community Support team, working closely with island schools and businesses to promote resilience and strengthen networks to address the unique challenges and opportunities that island communities face. As strategic lead for the Workforce Pathways team, she provides leadership and direction for the Institute’s work in strengthening the connection between schools, employers, and higher education and training institutions.

Yvonne holds a BA in Fine Arts and Psychology from Connecticut College and an MA in Expressive Therapy from Lesley University. Prior to joining the Island Institute, she was the school counselor at the Vinalhaven School for 13 years and also served as the school counselor for Matinicus and North Haven for several years. She lives on the island of Vinalhaven with her family.