Yocasta Lachapelle is the director of talent at COLLINS, an independent strategy and brand experience design company, where she is responsible for strategic talent recruitment, growth and retention.
Yocasta has a passion for finding and nurturing creative talent. Over the past four and half years she’s partnered with Brian Collins, CCO and Founder, to build a diverse award-winning creative team in New York and San Francisco.
She also leads several diversity initiatives including COLLINS High School Summer Internship program – an outreach initiative to educate and inspire creatively inclined high school students in underrepresented communities, to explore and consider careers within the world of design.
Prior to joining COLLINS, Yocasta was Partner, Senior Producer, Business Development at Ogilvy, where she managed interdisciplinary teams on projects including global campaigns and high-value new business pitches.
Yocasta currently lives in New York with her husband and daughter – an amazing 8th grader, who is also an accomplished food blogger in her own right.