Corinda currently works for the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families as Outreach and Engagement Coordinator. Growing up on the south side of Chicago, there was a time where her family lost everything due to a tragic fire. She remembers the community stepping up and organizing to help when her family was at their lowest. That inspired her to do the same for others.
Corinda worked for 27 years in mental health with 21 of those years being at Journey Mental Health Center as a Clinical Team Manager serving adults with severe mental illness. She’s currently the President of the EOC commission, President of Safe Communities and serves on the board of National Alliance on Mental Illness Dane County. Corinda served in leadership with The Urban League of Greater Madison Young Professionals, Madison College Community Council of Color, Madison Network of Black Professionals, and Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness. She is a mentor through Madison Reading Project and Madison College Women’s Scholar’s program and trained Peacemaker in the Restorative Justice Court. Corinda is a wife and mother of two children and eight grandchildren.