Dr. Yvette Butler is a native of California and Founder and of GapBuster Inc., a non-profit educational enrichment program established in 1999 in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Arriving to the Washington, DC area from New York in 1995, Dr. Butler worked at Howard University’s ACTG as the Study Coordinator and Co-Investigator for 4 years. She was directly involved in providing HIV education and prevention to Howard University’s allied health students and other health care providers. Dr. Butler has extensive knowledge in HIV/AIDS treatment, clinical trials, and patient management as well as developing and implementing educational programs. In addition to her HIV/AIDS knowledge, she has been involved with new and investigational medications for patients with diabetes, hypertension, and cardiac disorders.
Dr. Butler serves as the LULAC Maryland State Director and a member of the Board. She is also a member of the UMD Community Research Advisory Board (CRAB) as well as several other non-profit organizations. Additionally, she serves as the Montgomery County NAACP Parents’ Council Chair and is a faculty member of the National Minority AIDS and Education Training Center (NMAETC) located at Howard University. In April 2014, Dr. Butler was a keynote speaker for the National Honors Society at Wheaton High School.
Dr. Butler has worked diligently to ensure equity in Montgomery and Prince George’s Public Schools between students and staff. She has dedicated a decade of work to developing GapBuster, Inc, Designed to close the academic achievement gap and raise the achievement bar for students and their families.