Yvonne is the Chief Strategy Officer for NARAL Pro-Choice America. Prior to NARAL, Yvonne worked as the managing director for Latino Victory Project, a progressive organization working to build Latino political power by increasing Latino representation at every level of government. Yvonne has nearly two decades of experience as a leader in the progressive movement, with an expertise in reproductive rights, gender equity and electoral campaigns.
Yvonne began her career with Planned Parenthood in Texas, where she spent nearly 15 years advocating for all Texans’ reproductive health and rights. As the co-founder and founding Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Texas Votes (PPTV), Yvonne developed and executed statewide plans for electoral, legislative, and organizing campaigns that successfully defended against anti-choice bills, and her efforts more than doubled the organizations’ supporter base to over one million.
Throughout her award-winning career, she has dedicated her life to civic engagement, serving as head of Community Engagement for Supermajority, a national organization that trains and mobilizes women to advocate for gender equity.
Yvonne sits on the board of multiple organizations, including Rewire News, Workers Defense Action Fund, Planned Parenthood Texas Vote and Gender Equity Action Fund. She previously chaired the board of directors for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice and served on the Planned Parenthood Action Fund PAC committee.