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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Iowa announces new executive director

WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Iowa announced their new executive director Friday.  Yolanda R. Williams comes to Waterloo from Omaha, Nebraska where she was a staff member with the Partnership 4 Kids mentoring organization.

As an elementary program director, Williams is familiar with the power of mentoring in a young person’s life.  She has served on the Omaha Public Schools board of education, as the Region 3 director for Nebraska Association of School Boards, and as the district’s delegate to the NSBA’s Council of Urban Boards of Education, according to a news release.

“Yolanda Williams has dedicated her life to advocacy for youth and to bring insight for urban and cultural issues. Her powerful and positive messaging exudes a deep commitment to youth and community, and will make her a wonderful new leader in our Northeast Iowa service area,” said Jody Hartz, interim CEO with Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Williams will begin her new role very soon, March 13.

KWWL welcomes Yolanda to the Cedar Valley!

Abby Turpin

Evening Anchor

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