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Former Los Angeles Mayor Administrator Yolanda H. Allen has joined IBWPPI as Director of Research and Development

Washington D.C. – International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute is pleased to announce that Yolanda Hutchinson Allen has joined our executive team as the Director of Research and Development. She comes with over 16 years of leadership experience in building, managing and strengthening the effectiveness of teams, processes, services and operations for healthcare, non-profit and public sector organizations.

“Yolanda is a tremendous leader who brings a wealth of knowledge on how to help position this organization to be one of many voices speaking to pressing issues faced by black women around the world.” said Barbara Perkins, President of IBWPPI.

Allen began her career with the City of Los Angeles where she served in numerous leadership positions, including the Director of Administration for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; Director of Constituent Services for City Councilmember Bernard C. Parks; Legislative Deputy for Councilmember Dennis Zine; and, Planning and Economic Development Deputy for City Councilmember Michael Feuer.

Allen received a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communications from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa and a Master’s Degree in Social and Political Ethics from The Claremont School of Theology in Claremont, California. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Administration from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Yolanda Allen is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.


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