Y’Anad is the Board VP for the Bay Area Chapter of the California Diversity Council. The Council’s mission is to enhance appreciation for and understanding of the value of diversity and inclusion from a national level working with companies from every sector from government to small businesses. These efforts are achieved through activities that: (1) Advance corporate leadership education/awareness of the varied dimensions of diversity; (2) Commit leaders to discuss issues and challenge attitudes, and promote organizational changes that support diversity; and (3) Promote outreach efforts to our youth that inspire mutual respect and understanding.
Y’Anad is also the Founder/CEO of Glass House Communications, LLC, a premier boutique company that specializes in Diversity & Inclusion facilitation, Board Governance training, social media/strategic communications planning, marketing, public relations, event design, fund development and fundraising. GHC offices are in Oakland and San Francisco, working with clients who have national platforms. Y’Anad also has close to 10 years in the legal field as an Intellectual Property Litigation Paralegal and currently sits on several boards including the Public Relations Society of America SF Chapter, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, GG Chapter and is a Commissioner for the Arts & Culture Commission of Contra Costa County.