Yolanda Lewis previously served as a senior director with The Pew Charitable Trusts, where she oversaw efforts to improve justice-related efficiencies in state and local government such as public safety performance, mental health and civil legal system modernization. She is an appointee to the Racial Equity Advisory Board for the District Court of Columbia and a board member of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System, in addition to a host of other local and national affiliations.
A certified court manager, Lewis has served as a faculty member for Michigan State University’s Judicial Administration program, vice president of the National Association for Court Management, founding member of the Fulton County Smart Justice Advisory Council, and president of the Georgia Council of Court Administrators.
Lewis also has experience as an executive producer, host and commentator for several TV shows covering justice-related issues. She holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a master’s in public administration from the University of South Alabama and graduated from the executive leadership program at Yale University.