Tammy Dillard-Steels, M.P.H., M.B.A.
Urban Sustainability Authority
Chicago, IL 60606
Tammy Steels, Executive Director and founder of Urban Sustainability Authority. Her passion to help others was ignited very early in life by her mother. As Executive Director she has partnered with After School Matters and South Shore High Schools to implement the Exposure 101, an apprenticeship project, giving at risk youth the knowledge and skills to non-traditional careers, such environmentalist, organizers, public relations, lobbyist and economist to name a few.
She has created and delivered numerous environmental health programs, such as Asbestos Abatement, Respiratory Protection, Hazardous Waste Removal and Environmental Sampling for several major
Tammy Steels received her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health from
Leadership Development Opportunities
Being an EPHLI fellow has been an inspiration. I have received leadership skills and knowledge on subjects that I did not know existed. I have been motivated to continue working as the Executive Director for Urban Sustain to promote environmental health in at-risk communities.
Being a community grassroots organization I have felt prior to this experience that I was on an island and was the only one who truly cared about the future of environmental public health and resources are scarce. I was wrong and appreciate the enlightenment!. After meeting so many other smart, creative Environmental Health professionals, it has renewed my respect for the profession.
I sincerely thank CDC for this eye opening opportunity. I had blast learning, sharing, building relationships, and becoming a leader.