WHY I SERVE​: YVETTE DE LA O

"As a native Santa Fean and a Hispanic woman, culture and tradition are vital to me.  My parents instilled the importance of philanthropy and community service in me.  I was born at the hospital and gave birth at the hospital.  This personal connection to Christus St. Vincent makes me appreciate the hospital’s significance and long rich history in our community.   My family and I have received wonderful care at CSV for decades.  I want to do everything I can to support the future success of CSV through my service on the Foundation."

Yvette has worked in the non-profit sector for over 30 years, mostly at the Santa Fe Opera in fundraising and currently in the Opera’s Housing Department. Prior to working at the Opera, Yvette worked in banking in San Francisco and New Mexico. Yvette, along with her husband and son, own and operate Barrio Brinery, where they produce a variety of fermented foods, rich in healthy probiotics.  Yvette hopes to get other small local businesses interested in, and aware of, the mission of the CSV Foundation.