Yolanda Meraz is the Chief Strategy Officer at Stanislaus Equity Partners CDC. She began her time in the Fulcrum Fellowship as Director of Community Investment at Stanislaus Community Foundation, working to advance collaborative, systemic change to achieve a more resilient and inclusive economy in Stanislaus County. Yolanda was also responsible for crafting impactful charitable plans for donors and oversees all marketing and digital communications for the Foundation. Prior to joining Stanislaus Community Foundation, Yolanda worked as the marketing manager for one of the largest Community Development Financial Institutions in the country. She is a graduate of Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico and her community involvement includes serving on the boards of Self-Help Enterprises and Great Valley Academy.