Donele Wilkins has over two decades of experience in occupational and environmental health as an educator, consultant, trainer, administrator and advocate. In 1994, she co-founded and currently serves as the executive director of Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice, an organization addressing environmental issues in the city of Detroit. Ms. Wilkins works with local and national audiences on topics of community driven sustainable development, environmental justice, and occupational and environmental health advocacy. Ms. Wilkins is the recipient of numerous awards for her work and sits on many boards. She is also the founder and co-chair of the National Black Environmental Justice Network.