Sandra is the Executive Director of WPEO DC, a regional affiliate of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s leading advocate of women-owned businesses and third party certification organization. Certifying more than 475 businesses each year as 51% woman owned, operated, managed and independently run, Sandra supports an operation of women business enterprises that generate more than $3.1 billion dollars in revenue and employs more than 30,000 workers in the Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. territory.
Prior to joining WPEO-DC in March 2011 Sandra worked in Corporate America. As the Asset Manager for a major healthcare’s northeast region she managed all leased/owned facilities and administrative sales shared service operations in the Northeast. She approved and arranged for financing of capital spending plans consistent with financial objectives as well as developing programs for efficiency gains and delivering them nationwide.
As a Director of Customer Service for a regional Healthcare company, Sandra directed the activities over 100 employees responsible for servicing over 200,000 insured lives and over 10,000 providers and hospitals.
As an advocate for women’s issues she has been a member of the New York Women’s Agenda, a coalition of women’s organizations, affiliated with over 100 organizations in New York City, dedicated to improving the lives of women and their families. A member since 1998, she served as President 2006-2008 as an active advocate for women’s economic empowerment.
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.
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