Dr. Yvonne Magee is an independent consultant and professor of public administration at Bowie State University. She brings over 25 years of successful experience in public, multi-family and single family housing; and community and economic development, having served in senior roles in housing and community development agencies in several local governments. Among her experiences, Dr. Magee served as both Assistant Director of the Economic Development Department and Deputy Director of the Planning and Community Development Department for the City of Fort Lauderdale, FL; Director of the Community Development Department for the City of Kenner, LA; and Chief of the Revitalization and the Administrative Services Divisions with The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s Prince George’s County Planning Department. Dr. Magee also served as Associate Director of the Redevelopment Authority of Prince George’s County. She has launched and directed multiple award winning community-economic development and engagement programs.
Additional experience includes several years directing social service programs in New Orleans, including her role as Social Services Administrator for the Housing Authority of New Orleans. In her current role as an Independent Consultant, Dr. Magee provides leadership, strategic planning, grant writing, research and program evaluation expertise and technical assistance to non-profit, faith-based and other organizations. She is also Vice-President and Executive Director of a non-profit, which she and her daughter created to facilitate service delivery primarily to children and youth, and their families.
Magee has considerable experience developing and fostering effective collaborations with municipal officials and various levels of government, as well as other institutions, such as area universities, and the community-at-large. She is community minded, active in area professional organizations including Leadership Greater Washington, and serves as Chair-Elect of the Board of Trustees of Fort Washington Medical Center and Carolyn Boone Lewis Health Center; Immediate-Past President, Maryland Chapter of the National Forum for Black Administrators; and Member, Board of Directors, Consortium for International Management, Policy, Administration and Development.
An experienced national and international conference presenter, Dr. Magee has a plethora of executive level training and experience. Dr. Magee holds Ph.D. in Public Policy and Leadership from Walden University, Master of Public Administration from the University of New Orleans, and Master of Social Work from the State University of New York at Albany.