Tina Yerkes
Chief Executive Officer

As CEO of CQI, Tina focuses on strategic growth and impact, as well as worldwide advocacy. She joined the staff in 2019, attracted to CQI’s solid mission, passionate staff and volunteers, and global reach. Tina brings her breadth of experience in a wide range of nonprofit settings—including education, research, environmental conservation, and third-party certification in the water industry—to help shape the Institute’s market impact, accelerate public and private business development, and increase operational efficiency. Tina has a Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba, a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, as well as executive training in strategy and finance from Harvard Business School.