Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice is pleased to announce that we have a new member on our Board of Directors. In September, Sandra Turner-Handy became the latest member of DWEJ’s leadership group, adding her wealth of knowledge and experience to our organization. Sandra is a lifelong Detroiter, and a graduate of Wayne State University, where she completed a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Science in Leadership Development. She is currently back at Wayne State University completing a Doctorate of Education in Leadership Development.
Sandra’s extensive professional history includes serving as Chief of Staff for Michigan Representative and State Senator Hansen Clarke. It was while working in this role that motivated her to work and engage in the areas of social and environmental justice in Detroit. Sandra has found her niche in engagement of others to raise the quality of life for residents within the city.
In addition to serving on our board, Sandra is the Engagement director for the Michigan Environmental Council, where she has worked for the past 12 years. She also sits on a number of boards and coalitions whose goals are to mitigate environmental impacts, improve Detroiters’ health and improve the built environment through innovative programs and policy changes. Outside of work, Sandra enjoys reading, landscaping, writing, mentoring youth leaders and working on beautification projects in her community.
We look forward to Sandra’s contributions and efforts to help Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice pursue our mission and move ahead into the future.