Dontae Latson, YWCA
“What does it mean to be a strong leader?”
Since June 2013, Dontae Latson has served as the president and CEO of YWCA McLean County. In his talk, he will explore his journey toward leadership, and how to look beyond traditional definitions of strength in our roles as leaders.
His primary responsibility is to impart the organization with a visionary road map of innovative, transformative, and sustainable progress in the delivery of social justice programming and community services. Prior to relocating to Illinois, Dontae served as the administrator of two hospitals and as a local county government executive in North Carolina. He earned his bachelor’s degree in social work from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, and a master’s degree in social administration with a dual concentration in management and community development from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Developing leaders, strategic planning for non-profits, and promoting mental health and community collaboration are among Dontae’s areas of expertise. Over the course of his career, Dontae has served on well over 20 boards in various communities. Dontae currently serves on the CEO Advisory Board for the YWCA USA office and works with several non-profits in the community including the McLean County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Youth Build McLean County Board of Directors.
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