Yolanda Savage-Narva

Campaign Director, America Walks

Yolanda Savage-Narva has worked in the field of public health for over 10 years. The newest member of the America’s Walks team, she will proudly serve as Campaign Director; whose mission is to make America a great place to walk for everyone! Yolanda’s prior work includes both non-profit organizations and federal agencies. As a public health professional, Yolanda was dedicated to improving and strengthening public health systems at the local, tribal, state and federal levels and promoted an overall Culture of Quality Improvement. Yolanda has worked with many tribal communities throughout the United States, assisting them with building capacity for public health system improvements, building a Culture of Quality Improvement, and providing technical assistance for public health accreditation preparation. She has worked with many boards of health throughout the United States, providing education and training on capacity building, relationship building with health departments, developing strategic plans and developing sound local public health policy. Before her public health career, Yolanda worked with elderly adults with a focus on maintaining and strengthening their cognitive and physical health. Yolanda earned her Master of Science Degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation from Jackson State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with a certification in Gerontology from Tougaloo College; both institutions are located in Mississippi. Yolanda was also a Public Health Prevention Specialist fellow with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 2001-2004.