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. He previously served as Program Manager for Fair Food Foundation and as Senior Director for Community Development and Relations at National Wildlife Federation.
Williams received his B.S. from Bucknell University and is well known nationally for his work as an advocate for environmental justice and a developer of community programming that values effective collaborations among business, government, and community interests. His success in guiding a program’s strategic development, supporting its funding, and directing its implementation is a hallmark of his accomplishments.
Named 2014 Michigan Green Leader by the Detroit Free Press, Williams is currently Chair of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Board of Directors and Chair Emeritus of the Great Lakes Leadership Academy Board of Governors. A Director on the Boards of Eastern Market Corporation (Detroit) 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.
A graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Studies and Application, Domiana Carter has worked for the U.S Environmental Protection Agency, where she assisted in the development of new environmental justice targeting tools. A former intern with Michigan Environmental Action Council, she helped to develop diversity training seminars and hosted healthy food forums for mothers in the Detroit Metro Area. Carter is also certified with the State of Michigan as a lead risk assessor/inspector.
Grace Doss has over nine 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 and matriculated graduate school in Human Resources.
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.