Yanique has overall responsibility for the strategic, programmatic, financial, and administrative operations of the Foundation. She joined the CHF team in 2012 as its second President and CEO.
Prior to joining CHF, Yanique worked for the Annie E. Casey Foundation where she managed the health and mental health portfolio of grants and the evaluation of Evidence2Success. She also provided leadership for the Race, Class, and Culture Committee of the Evidence-Based Practice Team. Prior to joining the Casey Foundation in 2010, Yanique worked in the National Center for Environmental Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Prior to that, she directed a community-based participatory research initiative in Atlanta that was funded by the National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health.
In 2012, she was named a Terrance Keenan Institute Emerging Leader in Health Philanthropy by Grantmakers in Health and was elected to the Board of Directors of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers in 2013.
Yanique has degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology (BS) and University of Michigan School of Public Health (PhD, MPH). Throughout her training and career, she has focused on addressing the social determinants of health including racial equity.