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Welcome Breannah Alexander!
Michigan Disability Rights Coalition (MDRC) is excited to welcome our new staff member Breannah Alexander. Breannah has accepted MDRC’s position of the Disability and Racial Justice Community Organizer. MDRC had over a hundred applicants for this position and feels honored that Breannah will be bringing her skills and expertise to MDRC.
Breannah Alexander is an experienced racial equity educator and advocate. She has spent the last four years working on racial equity specific work within for-profit organizations, faith-based institutions and non-profit organizations in various capacities. When she is not educating on systemic inequity, she is a passionate voice for the empowerment of women and girls. Breannah’s previous experience includes serving as the Director of Strategic Programs at Partners for a Racism-Free Community in Grand Rapids, Program Manager of Michigan’s Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps Program, an AmeriCorps State member at Grand Rapids Community Foundation and six years working in various capacities with youth grant-makers in Michigan and across the nation.
Breannah says, "I'm excited to join the team at MDRC as they work to create more inclusive and justice oriented spaces that serve and empower individuals with disabilities. I look forward to further engaging with our partners across the state and building new relationships with people and organizations that have an interest in empowering people of color to take on meaningful leadership roles to advocate for their interests."
She is the Co-Chair of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Grand Rapids board. Breannah was previously a Commissioner on the Michigan Community Service Commission.
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