Yolanda Savage-NarvaAssistant Vice President of Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for the Union for Reform Judaism and the Religious Action Center
Yolanda Savage-Narva has twenty years’ experience working with public agencies and non-profit organizations to promote equity and inclusion. She is a Centers for Disease Control (CDC)-trained public health specialist who has led community based efforts in community health assessments for Indian Health Service. Yolanda was also the Executive Director of Operation Understanding DC, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting understanding, cooperation, and respect while fighting to eradicate racism, anti-Semitism and all forms of discrimination. Yolanda Savage-Narva is currently the Assistant Vice President of Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for the Union for Reform Judaism and the Religious Action Center. She is also an alumna of JewVNation cohort, a past Vice-Chair of the Commission on Social Action, Senior Schusterman Fellow, a member of the Board of Directors for the Federation of Greater Washington, Capital Jewish Museum, Leading Edge, American Jewish World Services and the Historic Sixth and I Synagogue in Washington, D.C. Yolanda is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; an international Black sorority dedicated to community service and education. Yolanda is a graduate of Tougaloo College (Sociology) and has a master’s degree in education from Jackson State University. In her spare time Yolanda loves being outdoors, reading, birdwatching, playing sports and traveling with her son Miles and husband Andrew.