Yolanda Baldovinos completed a Bachelor Degree in the Sciences of Commerce at Santa Clara University and a Master in Social Work Degree in the Administration Sequence at UC Berkeley.
She retired from Alameda County in January 2011 from the position of Alameda County Social Services Agency Director. During her 29 years of County service she held a number of leadership positions. In the Health Care Services Agency she served as Director of Alameda County Alcohol and Drug Programs, District Health Services Director, Public Health Director, and Assistant Agency Director for Administration. Prior to being appointed by the Board of Supervisors to the Social Service Agency Director she served as Director of Workforce and Benefits Administration and Director of Agency Administration and Finance in the Social Services Agency. In addition she served the State Department of Health Services in an Intergovernmental Services Agreement as a Special Assistant to the Health Services Director.
Early in her career, Yolanda worked six years at La Clinica la Raza, Fruitvale Health Project, Inc. in East Oakland. During that time she served in a number of positions ranging from Administrative Assistant, Contracts Manager, Development Administrator, and Executive Director.
Yolanda has been a volunteer and board member of the Hispanic Community Affairs Council for over 20 years (including 5 years as President of the Board) and now a member of the Advisory Board. She is a former member of a number of other Boards and Commissions including the Workforce Investment Boards for the City of Oakland and for Alameda County; First Five Commission for Alameda County; and Safe Passages/Youth Ventures Joint Powers Authority.
Awards and recognitions included a Chicana Foundation Leadership Award, induction into the Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame, and selected the Alameda County Outstanding Manager of the year for Health Care (1998).