YaVonne is a native Washingtonian and resident of Columbia Heights. She has been involved in community service for the last 25 years. She joined the board of the Columbia Heights Initiative because of her commitment to community development and the improvement of lives of DC residents and visitors. Ms. Boyd is the founding CEO of the Community Wellness Alliance and co-owner of MAD (Mother And Daughter) Style Boutique, an online company started with her daughter Avniel in 2014. Ms. Boyd serves with numerous other organizations, many of which serve the Columbia Heights community. It is her giving spirit and direct involvement in the Columbia Heights community that transforms the lives of our neighbors each day. Without her devotion to this community, District Bridges would not be where it is today.