Yvonne Wright serves as the LEAD WIOA Policy Development Center Co-Project Director at National Disability Institute. In this capacity, she manages projects and provides guidance and expertise to multiple teams at NDI.
Yvonne has worked in support of the disability and workforce development community for over 30 years. Highlights of her work include developing the first statewide business outreach services team for Vocational Rehabilitation, serving as Deputy Director for the Missouri Office of Workforce Development, serving as Chair of the Governor’s Council on Disability, and participating in the writing of five WIOA Combined State plans and modifications.
Yvonne has a Bachelor’s of Science in Rehabilitation Psychology from the University of Central Missouri and a Master’s of Public Administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is passionate about how meaningful partnering and collaboration can positively impact the lives of professionals and people with disabilities.