Yolie Flores was previously a member of the Los Angeles Unified School District and CEO of the Los Angeles County Children’s Planning Council, the largest children’s partnership network in the United States. A first-generation Mexican American, Flores has championed several reforms targeting the needs of children and families with low income. As a school board member, she authored the Public School Choice resolution, as well as the Teacher Effectiveness resolution, illustrating a keen understanding of the challenges that confront students. Flores received her B.A. from the University of Redlands and her M.S.W. from UCLA. She was a Coro City Focus Fellow, and a member of the inaugural class of the national Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Children and Family Fellowship. She has received the YWCA Incredible Woman Making History award, the Los Angeles County Woman of the Year award, and the National Association of Social Workers Social Worker of the Year award.