Y’Lonn Burris brings drive and energy to her position as Project Coordinator for The African American Statewide Coordinating Center. She possesses a broad range of effective professional skills which include project management, public relations, communications, public policy, fundraising, capacity building and marketing experience. Her passion regarding cultural competence and understanding particularly as it pertains to tobacco cessation in priority populations has lead to contributions to the Tobacco Education Materials Advisory Team and TFC Media Subcommittee. She is a staunch advocate for Dementia/Alzheimer’s prevention as well as affordable residential and facilitated Alzheimer’s care within the African American community. Y’Lonn is a Southern California native, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from California State Fullerton and resides in the East Bay.