Board and Staff

Vince Yanez

Senior Vice President - Arizona Community Engagement

Vince Yanez is Senior Vice President, Arizona Community Engagement.  In this role, Mr. Yanez works with Helios' staff to engage the community and stakeholders, improve academic preparedness and foster college-going and completing cultures for Arizona students, especially those in high poverty, Latino communities. 

Prior to joining Helios, Mr. Yanez was Executive Director for Education & Public Policy at the Arizona Community Foundation (ACF).  He oversaw all strategic education grantmaking as well as public policy initiatives.  Prior to ACF, Mr. Yanez was the executive director for the Arizona State Board of Education for nine years.  In that role, he was the chief advocate and policy advisor for issues impacting Arizona’s K-12 public education system.

Mr. Yanez holds a bachelor’s degree in Government and Spanish from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree in Social Work from Arizona State University.


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