Yolanda Hamilton has worked in the non-profit sector over ten years, providing multicultural outreach and consulting services throughout the State of Ohio. She has been instrumental in bridging cultural gaps by providing extensive education and awareness in the multicultural community in efforts of reducing existing health care disparities.
Mrs. Hamilton has strategically established community outreach initiatives that have been effective in educating multicultural communities about health disparities, particularly in the areas of donation and transplantation.
Her most recent contribution includes serving as Co- Investigator on the research grant project “In Their Words: African Americans & the Truth behind Health, Organ Awareness, Donation & Transplants”, in partnership with the Cleveland Clinic and the Cleveland Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative.
In addition, Mrs. Hamilton is as a member of the Association for Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation, Minority Health Alliance, and Society for Diversity, and has served as the Past Co- Chair of the Northeast Ohio Association for Hispanic Health.
Mrs. Hamilton holds a Master of Education with a specialization in Diversity & Equity from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, as well as Certificate of Language & Culture from La Universidad Automono de Guadalajara, of Guadalajara, Mexico. She has also received credentials as a qualified Medical Interpreter from the Ohio Hispanic Coalition and is certified diversity professional ( CDP).