Healthy Living Foundation
Healthy Living Foundation

  The CEO, Yvonne Cobbs, DNP, RN, PHN, ANP-C

Dr. Yvonne Cobbs is a multi-talented individual who has accomplished much in her career and has researched how the performing arts improve mental and physical health. She is the Minister of Music at the Harmony Missionary Baptist Church of Oakland, CA, under the leadership of Pastor Emmett Sean Mapp, and also the Minister of Music of the Northern California Chapter of the Gospel Music Workshop of America under the leadership of Steven Roberts, Chapter Representative.  She has shown versatility by portraying Ella Fitzgerald and performing jazz music from the American Song Books. Yvonne has also participated in many live-stage productions like Black Nativity, Mahalia: A Gospel Musical, and The Amen Corner. She has curated memorable experiences as the Music Director and Featured Artist with Lorraine Hansberry's Soulful Christmas: A Gospel Holiday Concert from 2013-2023 and Christmas with Soul at the Empress Theatre in Vallejo, CA, in 2022.
Dr. Yvonne Cobbs is a highly respected medical practitioner and nationally certified Adult Nurse Practitioner. She has a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree specializing in integrated care for those suffering from behavioral health issues and internal medicine. In 2020, Dr. Cobbs obtained her Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree from Abilene University, Abilene, Texas. She received her Master's Degree in the Science of Nursing, Adult Nurse Practitioner, and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner certification in 2000 from the University of California, San Francisco. In 1994, Dr. Cobbs received her BSN from Samuel Merritt College/St. Mary's College. She has worked in several nursing specialties, including psychiatry, trauma, critical care, emergency medicine, and geriatrics.
Dr. Cobbs has also worked as a forensic nurse, collecting evidence from rape victims. She is currently a faculty member of the School of Nursing at the University of San Francisco and San Francisco State University. She is also the only woman of color with an integrated private internal medicine and behavioral health practice in California for ten years. Her practice, the Healthy Living Clinic, is recognized by the Board of Medicine in California.
In addition to her work as a medical practitioner, Dr. Cobbs has organized and participated in health fairs, COVID-19 vaccination clinics, and testing sites in the community. She has also given health updates and lectures and teaches First Aid and CPR to many faith-based organizations in the Bay Area. Dr. Cobbs has over 38 years of experience as a City and County of San Francisco civil servant. She loves the Lord and is a servant to humanity, so she enjoys working with the Faith-Based and performing arts community.

Professional Associations/ Publications/Philanthropy 

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Elite American 2011/2012
  • Cambridge Who's Who in Nursing Publication 2009 - 2012
  • Montclair's Who's Who in Nursing Publication 2008- 2009