Yversha Roman is the designated candidate for County Legislator for the 26th Legislative District and the current 26 LD Democratic Committee Leader– advocating to ensure our fair share of county services regarding roads and infrastructure repairs and a transparent government. Furthermore, Yversha is standing up for the future by seeking child care subsidies and working alongside school districts representatives, and City and town boards to find ways to streamline services and provide the best opportunities for young people.
Relocating to the Greater-Rochester Area from Ponce, Puerto Rico at the age of 4, Yversha Roman describes her upbringing as “living in two worlds” as she became deeply rooted in her community juxtaposed to her Catholic school education– having the opportunity to attend The Aquinas Institute and Nazareth College, obtaining a B.S. in Social Work. By the age of 13, Yversha became a pioneer worked alongside Father Tracey in starting a youth group within her church, St. Michael’s. At the age of 15, Yversha began working as a community outreach advocate with Action for a Better Community’s Action Front Center. She spent five years working as a peer educator in the field of HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention.
Yversha is currently the Senior Relationship Manager and Latino Leadership Development Coordinator for the United Way of Greater Rochester, helping to provide critical funding to over 70 programs throughout Monroe County, touching the lives of over 30,000 residents. She previously served two years as a mentor and student support specialist at East High school through The Center for Youth Services (CFY), Inc and spent an additional year at East working with the Rochester After School Program. Later, working at Monroe High school as Program Manager for the Center for Youth After School Program. Yversha was later promoted to Assistant Director of School-Based Programs at CFY, helping to train employees and provided oversight for programs such as Rochester Teen Court and New Beginnings School.
Yversha is endorsed by WEPac, where she is a current facilitator of the program providing women with a safety net of support and the experience to feel comfortable to run for office. In the recent past, she was recognized by the Democrat and Chronicle “Women to Watch”, the Hispanic Coalition of New York State, Inc “40 under 40” and City Newspaper’s “Rochester Ten”, for her community service.
Vote on June 25th for Yversha Roman for County Legislator.