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Yumiko Bonnardeaux

Yumiko (Yumi) Bonnardeaux joined PbS as Director of Development and Communications in January 2021. Originally a scientist, with a PhD in Molecular Biology, Yumi started her career in communications with CSIRO, Australia’s federal science agency, translating science into information for the masses. Since then, and for over 13 years, she has worked with corporate, government, industry and nonprofits to develop and execute strategic communications and marketing campaigns across diverse sectors including engineering, health and education. She has provided brand strategy development, marketing and corporate communications execution, stakeholder engagement, project management and change communications counsel to diverse organizations in Australia (Victoria, the Northern Territory and Western Australia) and the United States (New York), and served nonprofits in the mental health sector at Board and Executive levels. Yumi has a passion for social services and bringing community together. In 2020, she and her family moved from Australia to Boston, where she joined PbS’ team inspired by their commitment and efforts to deliver better outcomes for youths and families connected to the juvenile justice system.