United Way Adds 3 Team Leaders


United Way of Southeastern Michigan, a nonprofit organization that facilitates volunteering, advocacy, and campaigning for the region, has appointed three new members to its leadership team. Donna Satterfield, Clarinda Barnett-Harrison, and Shawn Hill will join as vice president, director of economic prosperity and executive director of detroit regional workforce fund, and director of college and career pathways.

As vice president Satterfield will lead operations for the call center, community engagement initiatives, research and data, and information technology. She brings more than 30 years of business and system consulting experience to United Way.

Barnett-Harrison, the new director of economic prosperity and executive director of Detroit Regional Workforce fund, will be responsible for overseeing program delivery to connect workers to good paying jobs and providing employers with skilled labor. Formerly, Barnett-Harrison served as director of the business engagement center at the University of Michigan.

In her new role of director of college and career pathways, Hill will ensure implementation of the organization’s Education Initiative to help support the advancement of student achievement in partnership with Detroit Public Schools Community District. Hill previously served as deputy chief of school for the Education Achievement Authority.

“We have managed to assemble some of the best and brightest from the corporate and educational sectors to join the collective talent of our United Way family,” says Herman Gray, president and CEO of United Way of Southeast Michigan. “All that we do strategically ladders up to our overriding goal of creating a better community by expanding access to opportunities for individuals and families to live their best lives.”