Chief operating officer
Yasmin Mendoza-Sewell is the Chief Operating Officer for Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Math from the University of Miami and a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from St. Thomas University. In 2001, she pursued and successfully obtained her licensure in Mental Health Counseling in the State of Florida. Since obtaining her licensure, Yasmin held middle and upper level management positions in various non-profit social services agencies. She has dedicated her career to providing advocacy and services for children and teens who have experienced abuse, neglect, and abandonment. She brings her experience in operations, grant writing/management, financial analysis and projections, human resources management, program development/management, program startup/launch, and many more.
Yasmin is a change agent committed to changing the odds for children and teens from underserved, underrepresented, and marginalized communities through opportunities for economic mobility, workforce development, and refining legislative language. She is very passionate to serve others and empowers them to be the best version of themselves. She demonstrates the tenacity to change the status quo and can be found refining and rebuilding processes and procedures to meet the needs of the consumers. She is also an advisory board member of Keiser University’s Department of Psychology in Palm Beach County, where she makes instrumental recommendations in the academic curriculum that would help prepare the future graduates for a successful career post-graduation.
After being in the industry for over 10 years and climbing the corporate ladder, Yasmin decided to layer her skillset by pursuing and obtaining her second Master’s Degree in Executive Business Administration from Florida International University in Miami, Florida in 2013. The educational training has refined and enhanced Yasmin’s skills in financial management, strategic business planning, product marketing, and human resources management.