Our Team

Guy O. Williams
President & CEO

Guy O. Williams is President & CEO of Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice and Principal & Founder of G.O. Williams & Associates, L.L.C., strategic advisors for sustainable community and environmentally related programs. The recipient of Bucknell University’s 2016 Alumni Association Award for Service to Humanity, Williams was also named 2014 Michigan Green Leader by the Detroit Free Press. He is Chair Emeritus of the Great Lakes Leadership Academy Board of Governors. A Director on the Boards of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (Chair 2013–2016) and Pesticide Action Network North America, he also serves on the Advisory Board for the Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors and the Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessment Center.

Brian Duell
Chief Operating Officer
Future Build Construction Group

Brian Duell has deep connections to the local residential and commercial construction industry, both as a builder, a teacher and a consultant—in both the private and nonprofit areas. His experience includes large-scale traditional projects as well as renovations with an environmental focus. Duell has also served as the lead trainer of DWEJ’s workforce development program.

Wibke “Vee” Heymach
Policy & Program Manager

A graduate of Wayne State University with a Master’s in Industrial Relations, Vee Heymach has worked around issues of energy policy, air quality, and community equity in the public and nonprofit sectors. At Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice her work is focused on policy analysis, legislative affairs, public health and community engagement strategies.

Grace Doss
Communications Manager

Grace Doss has over 10 years’ experience in the nonprofit sector—in office management, fund development, marketing, membership, event planning, and program evaluations. She graduated from the University of Windsor with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications.

Leslie Genest
Strategy & Administration Manager

With a Bachelor’s in Telecommunications from Michigan State University and a minor in Social Science, Leslie Genest has worked in strategic communications planning, leading brand development and marketing strategy. Her previous marketing positions include an international architectural firm and a full-service advertising and public relations agency. Genest has served on nonprofit boards and led community outreach and fundraising programs.