Dixie Yonkers


NYS OPWDD - Director of Advocacy Services


As Director of Advocacy Services for NYS OPWDD, Dixie assists individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families to obtain the supports and services they need to pursue their greatest independence and fulfill their personal goals and ambitions. She is also the parent of a young adult child who received Early Intervention services, Special Education services and currently receives services from OPWDD. Over the past 12 years, Dixie has held several positions with OPWDD, including within the agency’s Division of Person-Centered Supports and Division of Service Delivery.