Yolo Perez

Yolo Perez

Yolo Perez • Vibrant People of Elkhart County


For Yolo Perez, life these days is a balancing act. She is a wife and mother of two youngsters. She has a news and information program on the radio. She does freelance voice-over and commercials. Yolo is also the Director of Development for the Center for Healing and Hope.

All this may seem to pull her in many directions, but she wouldn’t have it any other way.

Yolo is inspired to help shape a community where new ideas can be shared and explored. As she tells it, she thrives on “being around people who want to learn, grow and do what has not been done before.” Her ideal is to do things that make the area a “desirable and unique” place.

Her work at the Center for Healing and Hope is one way Yolo is building a stronger community. She understands the need for affordable healthcare. She appreciates the willingness of local people to support a place that provides it. She is working to not just raise funds for the Center but to build a network of people who are willing to support its growth and improvement.

Yolo is easy to talk to. Her voice is warm, yet assured. She has a knack for providing observations that are insightful. You can tell how much she cares for the people who live and work in this area.

“I am very goal oriented,” Yolo says. You can tell that by looking at all she is involved in or having a glance at her daily schedule. At the same time, she says “I will always put my family first.”

Elyana and Selah are happy for that. So is Tony. They are Yolo’s daughters. Tony is her husband. They know Yolo is a go-getter, but she is there for them. Having a loving family helps keep things balanced.