Yvonne White currently serves as the Assistant Treasurer of the NAACP National Board of Directors and is the president of the NAACP Michigan State Conference.
She is a member of the NAACP National Board's Executive Committee and serves as Vice-Chair of the Board's Finance and Audit Committees, and Chair of the Finance Governance Subcommittee.
In addition to her NAACP activities, Yvonne also serves on the advisory board of the Detroit Area Agency on Aging (DAAA) and was recently appointed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer to serve on the Nursing Home Workforce Stabilization Council, which was created by Executive Order 2021-15. The Council will identify, review, develop, and recommend policies, administrative actions, legislative changes, and other approaches to support high-quality nursing home care.
Prior to her retirement in March 2020, Yvonne was employed as a project manager for over 35 years by the UAW-GM Center for Human Resources, a leader in developing education, training, personal development, and work/family programs to assist UAW-represented General Motors employees in meeting the challenges of the fast-changing, worldwide automotive industry.
She is a Golden Heritage Life member of the NAACP and a member of; the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU), Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW), National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Detroit Alumnae Chapter, and Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society.
Yvonne earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Bellevue University, where her MPA curriculum focused on the dynamic nature of organizational communication, in addition to leading the analysis on which to base organizational improvement. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Project Management and Accounting.
Having served at the forefront of the civil rights movement with her heroine and childhood mentor, Rosa L. Parks, Yvonne is a strong advocate for civil and human rights, and youth empowerment. She believes that education is the bedrock of social and economic development.