Sandra joined WPEO-DC as the Executive Director in March 2011 and is responsible for certifying more than 700 businesses in the Maryland, Virginia and DC territory.
Prior to joining WPEO-DC, Sandra worked in Corporate America for 25 years as Asset Manager and Director of Customer Service in the healthcare industry. She received the Chairman’s Award for excellence in performance during the 9/11 crisis.
Since 1998, Sandra has been a member of the New York Women’s Agenda, a coalition of women’s organizations dedicated to improving the lives of women and their families, serving as President from 2006-2008 as an active advocate for women’s economic empowerment. Other social commitments include acting as an advocate for survivors of violent crimes against women. She is a trained Crisis Intervention Counselor and participated with Mt. Sinai’s Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention, SAVI, Program and has been a member of the New York Junior League since 2003.
Sandra’s formal education includes a BA from SUNY Potsdam as a licensed a Math Teacher; Project Manager Certification from Boston University Corporate training program; Quality Improvement and six sigma training and specialist in HR.