Geneva J. Williams
Geneva earned a Doctor of Education degree from Wayne State University, a Master of Social Science degree at Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Research, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. She serves on numerous boards and has received a variety of awards and honors, including being named one of Detroit’s 100 Most Influential Women by Crain’s Detroit Business.
Eric B. Johnson
As chief of the City of Detroit’s Planning and Development’s Housing Services Division he is always striving to help produce healthy homes in the city of Detroit. Eric has done this through the administering of Community Development Block Grants for housing rehabilitation; developing and implementing HUD funded programs such as the Lead Hazard Demonstration Grant; and spearheading lead abatement program for many years. He is a State of Michigan Certified Lead Inspector, Lead Risk Assessor, and Lead Abatement Supervisor.
Mary Sue Schottenfels
Executive Director, CLEARCorps Detroit
Mary Sue has more than 35 years of public service experience, including serving as Executive Director for CLEARCorps/ Detroit since 1999. She has also served as the Associate Director for Community Health at the Greater Detroit Area Health Council and as Director of the Michigan Avenue Community Organization.
Mary Sue is a State of Michigan-certified lead inspector/risk assessor and a certified healthy homes specialist. She has devoted the past 15 years to the issue of childhood lead poisoning and healthy homes. Under her direction, CLEARCorps/ Detroit has grown to a highly successful, well-recognized citywide lead poisoning/healthy homes prevention effort addressing lead and home-based hazards in housing and reaching hundreds of families each year with family-centered training and education.
Director, WSU Center for Urban Studies
Dr. Thompson’s research at the Center for Urban Studies specializes on program evaluation and policy analysis, with recent concentration on community development, the effects of lead poisoning on children, disability policy, and the impact of term limits on state legislatures. He has published in the areas of urban labor markets, citizen attitudes about service delivery, welfare reform, service collaboration, evaluation theory and design, early childhood education, and training for people with disabilities.