Commitment to the Community
Yolanda is a native Nashvillian who calls the Haynes-Trinity area home. She is a member of Watson Grove Missionary Baptist Church. She graduated from Hunters Lane High School. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Tennessee State University and her Master’s Degree from Cumberland University.
Yolanda has worked for the past 29 years with young people in the Rite of Passage pre-trial housing program of the Davidson County Juvenile Court.
She is the proud mother of son Shaheen Eversley and their family dog, Joe. Other family members include Yolanda’s mother, the Rev. Carolyn Leslie; Warner Leslie, stepfather; Garry Gooch, Yolanda’s father; and sisters Sherita Leslie-Pruitt and Tamika Gooch.