Business Owner, Group Leader, Outreach Minister, Chaplain, Mentor, Teacher & Community Volunteer are all proficiencies that Yvonne possesses. She is a mother of two children and grandmother of five.
Yvonne is also a colon cancer survivor. She gives all the glory to God, as she states “He promised to take care of me during my time of illness. As God took care of me, I am able to take care of His people through The Olive Branch of Hope. He has promised to take care of us all”.
As one of the original members of The Olive Branch of Hope and through the education programs, seminars, conferences, workshops and support groups that the organization facilitates, Yvonne has learned a lot about cancer, having absolutely no knowledge of the disease prior to being diagnosed. She is proud to be a part of The Olive Branch of Hope as they seek to make a difference in the black community by increasing awareness of developments, particularly in the field of research on cancer. Yvonne loves being able to give back through various positions she has held on the Board of Directors, and on which she currently serves as Assistant Treasurer. She believes this has helped her gain more experience to help service others on their journey, believing that “all things are possible through Christ.”
Yvonne is also a mediator, having been certified as a Pastoral Counsellor. She also has over 15 years’ experience volunteering with the Look Good, Feel Better organization.