CEO & Executive Director

Yvette Johnson Hagins, CEO & Executive Director of Whitefoord, has led the organization for the past decade and provided invaluable oversight and direction in fulfilling its mission. Under her guidance, Whitefoord launched a five year strategic plan and organized its first Annual Campaign.  During her tenure, Yvette has restructured programs to enhance efficiency and seamless service delivery systems, expanded and diversified Whitefoord’s revenue sources, and strengthened the Board of Directors through community engagement.

Prior to joining Whitefoord, Yvette held key positions including Chief Executive Officer of non-profit community-based organizations serving children and families for the past 25 years.  She previously served as the Chief Executive Director of Greenbriar Children’s Center, Inc. in Savannah Georgia for 13 years. Under her leadership, Greenbriar became the highest United Way designated agency in the community and one of only two United Way organizations to receive national accreditation.  She has also served as the Georgia Director for Save the Children Federation in Atlanta and was a State Coordinator for Georgia Legal Services.  

Community service has always been a key cornerstone of her life. Yvette has served on many Boards over the past several years. She has held volunteer roles with organizations including Leadership Savannah, where she served as Past President, Chatham/Savannah Youth Futures Authority, Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Junior League of Savannah Advisory Board. She is a 2006 graduate of Leadership Atlanta, 2013 graduate of Leadership Dekalb and she currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Visiting Nurses – Hospice of Atlanta.

Yvette holds a Masters of Science Degree in Administration and Management and has substantial experience and expertise in the area of nonprofit management. She lives in Atlanta and is the proud mother of one daughter, Samone, who recently graduated from Howard University.