Yvonne is in her 2nd year of retirement from Disability Rights California, where she spent 8
years providing Administrative support to the Peers Self Advocacy Unit. She also, provided
weekly support to the clients at the Self Help Group at Napa State Hospital. Yvonne is most
proud of annually organizing the California Memorial Project at Agnews Mental Health Facility
and Napa State Hospital. This is a ceremony that honors those that died in mental institutions
throughout California that were buried in mass graves and forgotten.
Yvonne spends her time raising her grandson and helps him cope with the mental health
stigmas that he has to deal with as a teenager. Yvonne is honored to be a part of PEERS
Board and to support programs for people with mental health challenges.