Yolanda Savage-Narva

Yolanda Savage-Narva (she/her) is the director of Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (RED) for the Union for Reform Judaism. For more than 20 years, Yolanda collaborated with Tribal governments to strengthen public health systems, promoted pedestrian safety and advocacy and coining the phrase, “Walking is a civil right,” and advancing health equity in states ad territories. Most recently, Yolanda was the executive director with Operation Understanding DC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting understanding, cooperation, and respect while fighting to eradicate racism, antisemitism, and all forms of discrimination.

Yolanda is a member of the Union for Reform Judaism's JewV'Nation Fellowship and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., as well as an immediate past member of the Religious Action Center’s Commission on Social Action. She holds an MS in education and a BA in sociology, with a certification in gerontology. Most notably, she is a wife and the mother of a young son, and in her spare time, she loves being outdoors, playing sports, and traveling.