Yazmin Garcia Rico, MSW

Yazmin is the Director of Latinx and Hispanic Policy and Strategy at the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).  She has over ten years of experience focused on improving the life outcomes of the Latinx community in North Carolina. Throughout her career she has worked in the nonprofit and healthcare sector to advocate for the health and safety of immigrants, increase access to higher education for Latinx youth, and serving the uninsured and underserved populations. Prior to joining the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Yazmin worked at Cone Health supporting the creation of Alamance County Health Needs Assessment, serving vulnerable populations, and partnering with nonprofits to increase services and outreach to the Latinx community. She is a proud alumna of Guilford College and UNC’s School of Social Work, where she earned her MSW.