AIDS Services of Dallas names Ms. Yolanda Jones as new Vice-President/COO.

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Effective January 2, 2020, Yolanda Jones Vice-President and COO of PWA Coalition of Dallas Inc., dba AIDS Services of Dallas.

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“ASD is an amazing organization providing a holistic approach to housing and care. It is indeed an honor and privilege to be a part of innovative programming. I have dedicated my entire career to this population, and I’m not giving up anytime soon.”

Effective January 2, 2020, Yolanda Jones Vice-President and COO of PWA Coalition of Dallas Inc., dba AIDS Services of Dallas.

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Ms. Jones previously served as Program Director of Dallas Family Access Network (DFAN) at UT Southwestern Medical Center, providing leadership in the area of primary medical care and support services to the HIV/AIDS community. As a community-builder and social advocate, she also serves as Chair of the Allocations Committee for the Ryan White Planning Council for the City of Dallas, and Co-Chair of Care Coordination Committee. Ms. Jones has dedicated her entire life to empowering individuals, families, and communities affected by HIV/AIDS to create and sustain healthy lives.

One of her passions is freeing and advocating for youth impacted by sex trafficking and serves as a volunteer and mentor for Traffick911, a Texas-based non-profit organization that exists to free American youth from sex trafficking through prevention, identification and empowerment.

With a proven track record of federal, state, and regulatory program development and compliance at the leadership level she has served as the Quality Compliance Director for The Resource Group in Houston, providing oversight and management of the Quality Management (QM) programs, specifically those funded in Ryan White Part A, B/State Services C, D, F, MAI, and HOPWA.

In addition, she served in critical positions at AIDS Foundation Houston (AFH) including a role as the Part D Program Coordinator managing a housing program for HIV-positive young adults between the ages of 18-24 in order to provide life skills and guidance as they transition out of homelessness or foster care and into adulthood

Ms. Jones is a proud graduate of Texas Southern University with a Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Communications and a Master of Public Administration with an emphasis in Public Policy at the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs and is a lifetime member of the Texas Southern University National Alumni Association and Dallas Alumni Chapter President. She also currently serves as the Chaplain for Collin County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

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