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About Yolanda

Yolanda an experienced, nationally recognized, leader with an extensive record of providing leadership guidance, community engagement, and navigating different systems to afford clients assistance from a strengths-based perspective. She is the Chief Operating Officer serving as the leading nonprofit’s Director of NSVRC. She manages the operations of the national center in its mission to provide leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence through collaborating, sharing, creating, and promoting research. This includes collaborating with a variety of national partners and funders including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), and Office for Victims of Crime (OVC). Yolanda is the Managing Director, for RALIANCE, a national partnership dedicated to ending sexual violence. Yolanda also serves as a member of the Match Group Advisory Council and BGCA National Child & Club Safety Task Force, advocating for safer platforms and communities. Professionally and personally she works for social change. Yolanda has spent many years volunteering for community-based programs in Central PA. She's currently serving on the boards of Alder Health Services and Historic Harrisburg Association.

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Yolanda Edrington

Chief Operating Officer






February 2021 - Present

Managing Director



Serves as the Managing Director, providing leadership in creating safe workplaces and strong communities by advancing research, influencing policy, and supporting innovative programs. She assists organizations to improve their cultures and create environments free from sexual harassment, misconduct, and abuse.

January 2017 - Present


National Sexual Violence Resource Center

Serves as the leading nonprofit’s Director of NSVRC, managing the operations of the national center in its mission to provide leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence through collaborating, sharing and creating resources, and promoting research. Includes oversight of 30+ employees and over an $8M operating budget.

January 2014 - Present

YE Consulting

Transformation Consultant

Provides management and communication skillset training across a wide range of industries (beauty, early childhood education, hospitality, retail, tech, transportation), ensuring real and long-term transformations. She provides tools that will assist the Management team with setting clear expectations for all team members. Soft skills are vital to the healthy and friendly environment of a company especially in organizations where community engagement and positive relationship building is the primary goal.


April 2014 - December 2016

Community and Patient Engagement Supervisor

Hamilton Health Center

Provided oversight of the community and patient engagement initiatives, such as SPNS, HIV/AIDS outreach and prevention, fundraising to defer patient education costs, patient care coordination, and patient referrals of the health center. This included the management of 18 people: 14 employees of the health center and 4 participants of Community Health Corps.



BGCA National Child & Club Safety Task Force Member

March 2021 - Present

Board of Directors Member

Boys & Girls Club of America

The Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) safety is always our top priority and a deeply held core value. The task force provides critical and timely direction and recommendations on key safety issues and trends that impact children. The task force also works together to provide feedback on key BGCA safety initiatives.

Historic Harrisburg Association

The Historic Harrisburg Association (HHA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable and educational organization that advocates for the restoration, preservation, and proper stewardship of historic neighborhoods and landmarks throughout the Capital Region to enable current and future generations to retain and celebrate Harrisburg’s rich history. HHA collaborates with civic organizations, neighborhood groups, and government agencies to fulfill its mission to “promote historic preservation, urban revitalization, and smart growth.”

May 2020 - Present

Board of Directors Member

Alder Health Services

At Alder Health Services, we're passionate about creating a welcoming and accepting environment that encourages our patients and clients make the best possible decisions regarding their healthcare and well-being. To achieve this, we aim to build strong, honest, and lasting relationships while offering a holistic approach to health that includes a wide range of services that address both mental and physical health needs.

October 2018 - Present

Match Group -

Advisory Council Member

At Match Group, the safety, security and well-being of our users is something we take very seriously – we consider it a top priority. Formed in 2018, the Match Group Advisory Council (MGAC) is a group of leading experts and advocates involved in the study and prevention of sexual assault, sex trafficking, abuse, harassment, and similar issues. The council is the first of its kind in the industry, and regularly makes recommendations on how to improve safety on Match Group platforms.

April 2017 - April 2019

Member - Greater Harrisburg Branch #2263


The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.

April 2016 - April 2018

1st Vice President

National Coalition of 100 Black Women - Harrisburg Chapter

Mission Statement
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., mission is to advocate on behalf of Black Women and Girls to promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education and economic development.

Vision Statement
National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc.- Harrisburg Chapter's vision is to be an effective force in Central Pennsylvania by mobilizing African-American and other women of color, who understand the need and have the desire and determination, to develop solutions for success around gender equity in health, education and economic development.



2010 - 2012

Albright College

Bachelor's Degree, Organizational Behavior/Applied Psychology

2007 - 2009

HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College

Associate's Degree, Social Science

1992 - 1996

William Penn High School

High School Diploma, Business/Commerce

Working With the Best Clients and Partners

Click to listen to podcast featuring Yolanda
COVID-19 and Health Equity: What We've Learned
When Facebook and Twitter can help stop AIDS/HIV
COVID-19 and Health Equity: What are the Connections?
A Seat at The Table with Karl Singleton - In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Reflecting on 20 Years of Sexual Violence Prevention – Part 2
Don't just watch: How bystanders can safely intervene in a violent situation
2021 Sexual Assault Awareness Month with Joy Keys
Reflecting on 20 Years of Sexual Violence Prevention – Part 1
Sexual Assault Responder Network


Driving Change: Partnering to End Gender-Based Violence


The Neighborhood Center of the United Methodist Church
The Natural Pick
Urban Snob



Public Speaking

Training and Development

Grant Writing

Program Development

Public Relations


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