Yvette M. Frisby is a non-profit leader with a demonstrated commitment to helping others learn and grow. Since receiving her undergraduate degree in Human Services, and a graduate degree in Human Service Administration from Springfield College, she has dedicated her efforts to teaching on the graduate and undergraduate level.
Yvette has been an Adjunct Professor at Bay Path University since 2012, teaching the Women Empowered as Learners and Leaders (WELL) courses. She is currently Lead Faculty for WELL220. Yvette is also an Adjunct Professor at Springfield College School of Human Services, teaching Program Evaluation to graduate students.
As the Senior Vice President of Operations and Administrative Services for the Urban League of Springfield, Inc., Frisby oversees all management and operations in addition to conducting administrative and human resource functions for the organization and its summer residential camp, Camp Atwater. She is also responsible for the oversight of the League’s Youth & Education Department, and has been successful in fund and program development and the establishment of community partners. As a key member of the Executive Team, she is responsible for developing and executing strategic plans.
Over the course of her 30 years at the Urban League, she has distinguished herself as a results-oriented and decisive leader with demonstrated ability to successfully analyze an organization's critical requirements, identify deficiencies and potential opportunities, and develop cost-effective solutions for enhancing organizational effectiveness and inefficiencies. Yvette has taken the organization through two successful National Urban League Performance Assessments; an in-depth review of affiliates conducted every three years by the national office that measures standards in programs and services, fiscal management, human resource functions, agency board and community relations.
Yvette serves on various boards and committees relative to her work at the Urban League, and has a passion for the positive development of young girls and women. Current boards include: Bay Path University Advisory Board; Springfield College School of Human Services Advisory Board; Black Leadership Alliance; and the Springfield Cultural Council. Past boards include: Human Service Forum; Square One; Girl Scouts of Central and Western MA; Community Foundation of Western MA Education Committee; The MacDuffie School Community Relations Advisory Committee.
Yvette is a lifelong resident of Springfield, Massachusetts. She has two children, Anthony 34 and Erin 30, and three grandchildren.