Speaker announcement: Yulanda Mynhier

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Yulanda Mynhier, director of health care policy and administration for California Correctional Health Care Services, will be joining Kathleen Allison, director of CDCR’s Division of Adult Institutions; Terri McDonald, chief of the Los Angeles County Probation Department; and Shirley Moore Smeal, executive deputy secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, in the breakout session, “Transition from Operational Expert to Executive Leadership.” Mynhier has nearly 33 years of public service with CDCR. In her current position, she supports more than 15,000 health care staff and is responsible for a $2.9 billion budget. We’re confident you will learn much from these four high-level women about what you need to do to transcend into executive leadership positions.

Yulanda Mynhier began working as an office assistant. Her tenure with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and California Correctional Health Care Services includes work experience at several institutions as well as headquarters in various classifications. She also served as a facility captain on a training and development assignment for two years in preparation to transition from administrative services to custody services. Mynhier has served in supervisory and managerial capacities for the last 23 years assuming increasing levels of responsibility, including both administrative and custody functions.

Mynhier holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with Management option from Morehead State University in Morehead Kentucky.


One comment

  1. I am so excited to take this breakout session! I’ve been recommending it to all my friends in CDCR. We all need to shoot for the stars, take chances and not allow limits to be set on our careers by anyone, including ourselves.


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