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Leona Medley

Executive Director, Joe Louis Greenway Partnership

Leona Medley is the Executive Director of the Joe Louis Greenway Partnership in Detroit.

Before this role, Leona held several executive positions with the Rock Family of Companies, including Director of Strategic Community Partnerships and Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement. Medley also served over 17 years in corporate leadership with the Home Depot.

Medley has served as a member of Habitat for Humanity Detroit’s Executive Committee, Good Projects Affordable Housing Advisory, and Advisory Committee for Detroit Means Business. She has also been Chairperson for Streetwise Partners of Michigan and Sitting Director for Neighborhood Legal Services of Michigan.

Medley was named Volunteer of the Year for Habitat for Humanity Detroit, a Globe Street Women of Influence Award recipient recognized for her outstanding social impact work, and a 2022 Michigan Chronicle Woman of Excellence.

She earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan Dearborn and is pursuing a Master of Community Development from the University of Detroit Mercy.