Yolanda Spencer member of the Confederated Tribes of Yakama Nation and as well as Lummi Nation here in Washington. She is part of the Swan Clan and carries her mother’s Lummi name Cho Phosh Owet. She attended Haskell Indian Nations University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
Yolanda has developed and administered Native Workforce Services Program since 2011 while her time with United Indians of All Tribes Foundation and has served as its strong leader for the past decade. Her knowledge spans outreach and education for both workers and employers. She managed three programs during her time with Native Workforce Services Program: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Office of Labor Standards (OLS) and Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL).
She currently participates on the WorkSource Seattle-King County Employer Outreach Partners and King Central Local Planning Area (LPA) that focuses on best practices and outreach for our underserved job seekers.
She also served as a recovery coach for the White Bison Medicine Wheel that supported the incarcerated women at Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW) and participated as a traditional dancer that attended the Department of Corrections Pow Wow’s across Washington State. She is also certified in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to administer personality assessment tool, facilitator in White Bison Warrior Down/Recover Coach and Survivors of Homicide.