Yolanda N Melville, Esq.

Senior Leadership Fellow

Portrait ofSenior Leadership Fellow

Yolanda N. Melville, Esq., is an attorney at Cooper Levenson, P.A. in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Yolanda serves as General Counsel to numerous business entities and represents clients throughout every stage of the litigation process in both state and federal courts, and also serves as the Chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee. Yolanda is also a longstanding civil rights advocate.  Throughout her civil rights journey, Yolanda has served as both moderator and nationally recognized speaker on various topics, such as voting rights, housing and intergenerational leadership, and worked with today’s greatest civil rights leaders throughout the country.  Yolanda serves as a Legal Committee member to the NAACP National Board of Directors.  In 2019, Yolanda was elected Chair of the NAACP NEXTGEN Alumni. The NAACP NEXTGEN Program is a leadership training program for young adults between the ages of 21 and 40 to receive comprehensive advocacy training and develop leadership competencies to become effective civil rights leaders within the NAACP and beyond.