Danielle DeRuiter-Williams

Danielle is a Senior Community Development Specialist with the Department of City Planning in San Francisco developing and executing effective community engagement strategies and coalition building with residents, organizations, small business and city government entities. She is also CEO and Co-Founder of The Justice Collective a consulting cooperative committed to advancing racial and economic justice by leveraging collective expertise of professionals of color on strategic projects. She is also currently earning her MBA from Mills College with an emphasis in Diversity and Inclusion Strategy. She holds graduate degrees from UCLA in Afro-American Studies and Urban and Regional Planning where she specialized in economic development through community food production and best practices in recruitment and retention of underrepresented populations to decision-making bodies.