Serving in positions with the Depts. of Labor & Industry, Commerce
and Transportation and in the PA House of Representatives, Yvonne Thompson-Friend worked 20+ years with a focus on making government more responsive, productive and accountable. After retiring, Thompson-Friend led efforts as a non-profit executive to improve the quality of early education. She has received numerous awards including the Ms. Foundation for Women 17th Annual “Gloria Award: A National Salute to Women of Vision.” Yvonne currently serves as Generations United's GrandRally Coordinator. Ms. Thompson-Friend, who received both her B.A. and M.P.A. from Pennsylvania State University, resides in the West Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia, PA with her husband, Raymond and their son, Raymond Thompson Friend, III.