Phillip Cooley graduated from Columbia College of Chicago (B.A. ’00). After modeling for two years, primarily in Europe, he moved back to Detroit, in search of more substance to his life. He opened open Slows Bar B Q and Slows To Go with various partners and is a general contractor with O’Connor Development. Because of Slows' success, Cooley has been afforded the opportunity to help those in need in Detroit. He works on projects ranging from helping others open small businesses, to building public spaces and public art.
Cooley sits on the board of directors for Architectural Salvage Warehouse Detroit, New Detroit, Center for Community Based Enterprise, The Greening of Detroit, Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice and The Roosevelt Park Conservancy. He is also on the advisory board of ACLU of Southeastern Michigan and the advisory committee for the James L. and John S. Knight Foundation (Detroit). In 2010, Cooley accepted the position as Co-Chair of the Mayor’s Advisory Task Force for the Detroit Works Project, a master-planning project for the city of Detroit. He is passionate about Detroit because he believes that it is a Democratic city where all are welcome to participate.
Dr. Head serves as Health Officer/Director for the Monroe County Health Department. Her University of Michigan PhD is in Toxicology and she holds American Board of Toxicology Diplomate certification/DABT. In 2006, Dr. Head was re-appointed to the US EPA's National Drinking Water Advisory Council/NDWAC and in 2005, co-chaired the NDWAC Water Security Working Group. Her water security leadership led to her being named one of the Journal of Public Works' fifty national 2005 Trendsetters.
Dr. Head has been a past member of American Water Works Association's (AWWA) Board of Directors & its Executive Committee and continues on its Public Information Advisory Forum/PIAF. She also is a member of Underwriters Laboratories' Environmental & Public Health Council; the AFSCME NIEHS Hazardous Waste Training Grant Advisory Committee and the National Environmental Education Foundation's National Steering Committee for Wellness & the Environment.
She has been a member of the National City & County Health Officers Environmental Health and Prevention Advisory Committee and now is a current member of its Public Health/PH Preparedness Essential Services Committee. She chairs the Committee's associated Metrics Workgroup and is a member of US CDC's PH Evaluation Workgroup that focuses on metrics. In November 2007, Dr. Head began a two year term as Chair of the American Public Health Association's Environment Section. In Michigan, she chaired the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded Multi-State Learning Collaborative/MLC-1 Assessment Workgroup that developed a Total Quality Management/TQI tool as Michigan's contribution toward establishing a national accreditation program for state and local health agencies.
Dr. Head continues as the 2008 co-chair of the MLC-3 Steering Committee for the third and last phase of the national grant program. She served on the Environmental Justice Planning Committee for the 1994 National "Symposium on Health Research and Needs to Ensure Environmental Justice," and authored the chapter entitled "Health-Based Standards: What Role in Environmental Justice?" in the 1995 Island press book, Issues, Policies, and, Solutions for Environmental Justice, edited by University of Michigan Professor Bunyan Bryant.
A senior professional with more than 20 years of diverse experience in multiple industries; including Outsourcing Resource Technology, Higher Education, Insurance, Food Manufacturing, Financial and Technology Sales industries. Diane has been effective and successful in IT management governance, financial development and analysis, strategic and tactical planning, project management, business process improvement, and methodology development activities.
She currently serves as a Center Manager who is responsible for managing a consultant business model, outsourcing an IT operation as a Preferred Provider for ongoing IT services to Ford Motor Company, a contract valued at $100 million annually for Compuware Corporation
Previously Diane was the Business Relations Manager at the Application Management Center and in that role was responsible for managing business function requirements and processes relative to the Compuware contract within the Ford AMC. This center consisted of over 1200 employees from Ford and Compuware and had an annual budget of $150 million.
Prior to coming to Compuware Diane was Associate Director, Office of University Budget at Wayne State University and was responsible for the planning and implementation of major operational activities. She also served on a task force overseeing the requirements and implementation of the Finance, Budget and Human Resource systems.
In her role as Manager, Financial Planning Department at AAA Michigan Diane was responsible for managing the planning, collecting, analyzing and reporting processes relative to budget, forecast, strategic performance measures, and capital acquisitions. Also during her tenure at AAA she directed a number of cross-functional team efforts in the analysis and subsequent recommendations for re-alignment of departments, improved business processes and post implementation measures.
Diane has a Master of Science in Finance and Certified Project Manager from Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Davenport University.
In addition to Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice, Diane is involved in several other volunteer roles in the community. These include the Detroit Women's Economic Club, Women in Leadership Community Practice and Women in Technology.
Guy Williams is Principal and Founder of G.O. Williams & Associates, L.L.C., a sustainable community consulting practice, established in early 2005.He previously served as a Program Manager for Fair Food Foundation, and as Senior Director for Community Development and Relations the National Wildlife Federation. Williams received his B.S. from
BucknellUniversity and is well known nationally for his work as a developer of community programming and advocate for environmental justice. Guy has twenty years of experience in creating effective collaborations among business, government, community interests, and in non-profit program creation and direction.Guy’s success at guiding a program’s strategic development, supporting its funding, and directing its implementation are hallmarks of his accomplishments.
Guy has deep experience in working at the community level in positions of leadership. For example, he served as Chair of the Washtenaw County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, on the board of the S.E. Michigan Sustainable Business Forum and is Vice-Chair of the national board of theRails-to-Trails Conservancy. Williams was formerly a member of U.S.EPA's Common Sense Initiative, a federal advisory committee on pollution prevention, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Advisory Committee and a Trustee of the Great Lakes Fishery Trust; he remains a member of the External Advisory Committee of the University of Michigan’s Center for Sustainable Systems, Great Lakes Leadership Academy Board of Governors and the Michigan Green Chemistry Roundtable.
Guy is a registered lobbyist in the State of Michigan, board member of Eastern Market Corporation (Detroit), recent past president ofthe Legacy Land Conservancy and Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice. Among his list of recent clients are The Kresge Foundation, Gleaners Community Food Bank, Fair Food Network, Michigan State University, Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice, Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment, and Hantz Farms Detroit.
Is a graduate from Michigan State University with a bachelors of science degree in Environmental Studies and Application.She is currently the program manager for DWEJ's Youth on Patrol Against Pollution (YOPAP) program which enlists young people in environmental advocacy and civic engagement to help shape long-term commitment to environmental justice.She has also worked for the U.S Environmental Protection Agency where she assisted in the development of new environmental justice targeting tools.She also interned with Michigan Environmental Action Council where she helped to develop diversity training seminars and hosted healthy food forums for mothers in the Detroit Metro Area. Domiana is also certified with the State of Michigan as a lead risk assessor/inspector.
Charles Stokes, Youth on Patrol Against Pollution Program Coordinator, Green Advantage certified.
Sandra Yu, Build Up Detroit Program Manager
Sandra Yu is the program manager for DWEJ's Build Up Detroit program.She has a combined SB/Masters in City Planning from MIT, and focused her studies on city planning and international development.Her graduate studies have included work on streamlining real property disposition in Lawrence, MA, through a university-community partnership, simulating population growth due to the tourism boom in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, and studying missionary involvement in international development in the Dominican Republic. She also contributed research for the 2004 HUD report on HOPE VI evaluation. Sandra spent an amazing year teaching high school in Monterrey, Mexico, in 2007 and is excited to be back in her home state to help make Detroit a clean and vibrant city for its residents. Sandra is also certified as a BPI building analyst.