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Yvonne Gemmell Keene

As WestEd’s Director of Technology and Services, Yvonne Gemmell Keene works closely with agency leadership, program and department staff, and other stakeholders to identify and maximize opportunities to use technology and services to enable the workforce and support the agency’s growing needs.

Keene’s responsibilities include providing a clear information technology ( IT) vision, strong project management skills, a client service focus, transparency, accountability and effective communication to WestEd.

Specifically, Keene provides technology vision and leadership,  and tactical direction to the development, implementation, and support of solutions and services for the agency.

Keene brings extensive business process and system implementation experience to WestEd. She was an Associate Partner for Accenture, one of the top global management consulting and technology services companies. As a senior executive, her work emphasized directing and implementing innovation and change in large international organizations.

She is also an active community leader. She is on the board of Noe Valley Chamber Music and is president of the parent association for Urban High School.

Keene received a BS in mathematics from the University of Oregon. She completed Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business executive program for nonprofit leaders.

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