Yolanda Roary is a dedicated wife, business owner, and mother of three children. Helping others has always been a heartfelt desire. Her 19-year experience in the medical field has been a catalyst for her work as a chronic disease case manager, and community navigator in her church and community. A thriving desire to guide those in need through the doors of better health mentally, and physically drives the leader within.
She is the Founder and Lead Coach/Consultant at Total Grace Consulting, LLC. The SCALE Initiative, and her work as a member of the 100 Million Healthier Lives Movement have propelled her into a new level of leadership and engagement with Kershaw County and its residents. As a PLE (People with Lived Experience of Inequity) Steward, WE in the World, Rhode Island Department of Health, and NPWF partner, she continues to provide support and enhance community engagement by becoming a voice to those deemed voiceless by inequities.
She takes pride in revealing injustices whether organizational, systemic, or individual. It is her continual goal to see communities thrive in equitable spaces. Through a lens of justice and equity, Yolanda delivers guidance and insight to organizations with initiatives to engage People with Lived Experience. She is the lead author of a PLE Implementation Guide titled; Engaging People with Lived Experience of Inequity: Relationship Building (2019). Yolanda enjoys her organization-specific Gatekeeper Consulting, as she assists business leaders in mitigating barriers of faulty workplace relationships, implicit bias, and customer relations. Her work with inequities has broadened as she utilizes her certifications in Adult Mental Health First Aid, and her partnership with NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). She provides education to students, families and school staff in South Carolina by dispelling myths, and stigmas attached to mental illness. She is a Certified Life Coach and Certified Symbis Facilitator for couples. She takes pride in giving help for today, hope for tomorrow, and strategy for organizations ready to embark their next level of growth. She believes that we are all responsible for sharing the grace that has been bestowed upon us. “But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain…….1 Corinthians 15:10”