YaVonne Boyd is the Interim Executive Director of Earth Conservation Corps. She joined the organization in July 2019 and has focused on infrastructure enhancement and partnership development.
She is the founding CEO of the Community Wellness Alliance (CWA). Throughout the District of Columbia, CWA has partnered with community and governmental Agencies around environmental solutions for District residents. The mission of CWA is to the bring health and wellness awareness through education, outreach and advocacy utilizing partnerships and collaboration to improve health outcomes of residents of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
Mrs. Boyd has over 20 years of public health and community-based environmental experience. She has extensive experience through her professional career and volunteer work in addressing environmental and health disparities. Her deep passion is being vested in the community as a native Washingtonian who is laser focused on improving the health and environmental awareness for under resourced District residents. Mrs. Boyd has facilitated community conversations and focus groups in communities experiencing air quality issues in an effort to enhance the environmental attributes of life. She has partnered with organizations such as Green Spaces for DC to educate the community that are labeled as asset deficient on the Smoking Restriction Amendment Act (SRAA) that addresses smoke free outdoor spaces. This air quality work includes smoke free housing transition and Breathe Easy healthy homes asthma home visiting program.
Prior to launching the CWA Mrs. Boyd served as the DC Cancer Consortium’s (DCCC) Executive Director. In that role, she oversaw and provided direction to staff that represents the interests of the Consortium and its members with DC Council, the Mayor’s office, Department of Health, managed care organizations, and key non-governmental stakeholders. During her tenure with DCCC she implemented an internship program to support local organizations and a training program to help with the infrastructure of small organizations. Before joining the DCCC, Mrs. Boyd worked at the DC Department of Health for over 9 years where she worked in tobacco control and access to care. Through her volunteer and professional work Mrs. Boyd has contributed to enhancing the quality of life by engaging in the following:
§ Executive Board, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Xi Omega Chapter
§ Chair Board of Directors, District Bridges
§ President, North Columbia Heights Civic Association
§ Fundraising Chair, Order of the Eastern Star PHA Redemption Chapter 14
§ Member, Steering Committee State Plan to Prevent and Control Cancer and Chronic Diseases
§ Member, ANC 1A Public Safety Committee
Mrs. Boyd holds a BA in sociology, a master’s degree in organizational leadership and is currently matriculating through her doctoral dissertation in the field of organizational leadership.