Yolanda Webb of New Orleans, Louisiana, serves as the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Metropolitan Human Services District, the planning and public policy body for Orleans, St. Bernard, and Plaquemines Parishes. In this role, Webb oversees a $27 million budget and human service programs in behavioral health, developmental disabilities, and addiction/substance abuse.
From 2002-2004, Webb served as the Executive Director of Montgomery County Developmental Disabilities in Dayton, Ohio, where she was responsible for a $35 million budget, staff of 700, and the coordination of lifelong, wrap-around services for individuals with developmental disabilities. Webb also served as the Assistant to the Superintendent of the Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Board in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Additionally, Webb has worked as the Editor-in-Chief of E’LON Magazine, and the Chief Executive Officer of E’LON Cosmetics, a cosmetics brand Webb helped to launch.
Webb holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Tennessee State University, a Master in Humanities from Xavier University, and a PhD in Public Policy from Union Institute & University.
“I am thrilled at the opportunity to work alongside Courtney Phillips and Governor Ricketts,” said Yolanda Webb. “Joining the Division of Developmental Disabilities builds on my previous experience and gives me a new way to continue to serve a community to which I have felt called to dedicate much of my professional career.”