Yvette, and her husband, Ian, live in Newark, Delaware and have two children. Chinue, her daughter, attends Ursuline Academy (Class of 2022). Her son, Chinelo, attends Christiana High School via the Delaware Autism Program.
Yvette is the Chairperson of the Parents and Grandparents Division of the Ursuline Capital Campaign and a member of the Campaign Executive Committee. She has been an active volunteer at Ursuline Academy since her daughter, Chinue, began attending Ursuline. She has held many volunteer roles including recruiting at Lower School Open Houses, volunteering in the classroom or at a school play, chairing the Holiday Greens Sale, helping with the Santa Shop or chaperoning class trips. She and Ian are supporters of UA fundraisers such as Casino Night, and the Jim Keegan Golf Outing. They have been donors to the Annual Fund since they joined the Ursuline family.
She has volunteered at the Philadelphia Flower Show, the largest and oldest indoor flower show in the world, for the past 15 years. Her current role is Vice Chair of the Judges and Awards Committee, which she will serve another year after which she will serve as Chair for two years. In this role she is responsible for the judging and awards process for the Flower Show for its nine day duration. She and others are proud of the work that the proceeds of the show provide for it’s residents — creating additional green spaces by planting trees and flowers in vacant lots, educating city residents about vegetable gardens, answering garden questions, hosting gardening contests, and other efforts that improve the landscape of the city and it’s surrounding areas.
Yvette has been an active volunteer in the Autism Community for 14 years. She was a member of the School Improvement Committee, responsible for improving the curriculum for the Christina School District’s Autism Program. She has participated in parent workshops, mentoring programs, and most recently the Selection Committee that chose the new principal of the Delaware Autism Program. Her passion for equal access to education for all students has rendered her as a respected member of the Autism Community.
She is a mentor to college students as well as young adults entering the workforce. Her mentoring relationships have been from those who have sought her for career or personal advice, or advice related to balancing family and profession. She considers it an honor to be a trusted confidante.
Yvette is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was educated in the Philadelphia school system at the High School for Engineering and Science followed by her study of Computer Science at Villanova University. She relocated to Newark, Delaware to work in the Financial Services industry and has worked for Bank of America for 17 years.
Her motto is, “To Whom Much is Given Much is Expected.”