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Y’Anad Burrell

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about Y’Anad Burrell


Glass House Commumications

Y’Anad Burrell is the Founder/CEO of Glass House Communications (GHC), a 12 year old firm that specializes in strategic communications strategies and diversity, inclusion and equity consulting. GHC’s clients include county and city government entities, corporations, small businesses and non-profit organizations. For the last six years, Y’Anad has provided diversity, inclusion and equity training/facilitation in the health and tech industries to companies who desire to be more intentional about their footprint in leveling the playing field with a diversity lens. GHC has also run regional and national public relations campaigns that have reached thousands within diverse communities of color and these campaigns required a high level and strategic social media component. The television series Scandal is one of Y’Anad’s favorites, and it falls in line with her being an instructor at San Francisco State University teaching Crises Communications. Health equity is very important to Y’Anad and she has a particular interest in communities of color that have a high level of individuals suffering from mental illness. Y’Anad’s current doctoral studies at Saybrook University involves research on effective collaborations and partnerships between mental health providers and the faith based community and leaders, with respect to the cultural competency training needed to adequately diagnose and treat a marginalized group of people. Y’Anad’s current affiliations include Commissioner, Arts & Culture Commission of Contra Costa County, Board Member, PEERS (Peers Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services), Board Member, PRSA National Committee Diversity, Inclusion & Equity and past affiliations include, but not limited to, Past President, PRSA, San Francisco Chapter, Leadership Council Member, Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD), and Vice President, Bay Area Diversity Council. Y’Anad holds a BA Degree in Accounting from San Francisco State University, two Master Degrees from Golden Gate University in the areas of Public Administration and Healthcare Management and she is currently a Doctoral Candidate at Saybrook University in the Transformative Social Change Program.

Why CBE?

The talent of Black people have has not been elevated at a level is deserves. I am thrilled to support in lifting that voice so many can see the outstanding contributions Black people have been making for many many years and the 21st millennial contributions they are making now.