Yvonne is a Senior Community Development Officer and part of the Center for Sustainable Communities. Yvonne works closely with island schools and businesses to promote resilience and strengthen networks to address the unique challenges and opportunities that island communities face. Yvonne also 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.