Yolanda Sanchez

Yolanda Anita Sanchez is a Senior Director at Kearns & West and brings over 15 years of experience in community outreach, public participation, and risk communication. Her background includes working at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where she led public outreach and involvement programs in both urban and rural communities and responded to national environmental emergencies. An environmental health scientist by training, she is passionate about environmental emergency response with a focus on hard-to-reach and vulnerable communities. Yolanda holds a Master of Public Administration and a Master of Science in Environmental Health from the University of Washington and is a member of the Environment Section of the American Public Health Association, the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, and the International Association of Public Participation.