leona medley

Board Member, Detroit Riverfront Conservancy
Executive Director,  Joe Louis Greenway Partnership

Leona Medley is the newly named Executive Director of the fledgling Joe Louis Greenway Partnership in Detroit, Michigan. Prior to taking 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. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan Dearborn and is currently pursuing a Masters of Community Development from the University of Detroit Mercy.

Prior to her time at Rock, Leona served over 17 years in corporate leadership with the Home Depot where she not only ran a successful enterprise creating economic mobility for others but worked tirelessly leading large scale community development projects across Southeastern Michigan through the Home Depot Foundation.

Leona has served on the board of directors of; Habitat for Humanity Detroit Executive Committee, Chairperson for Streetwise Partners of Michigan, Good Projects Affordable Housing Advisory, sitting director for Neighborhood Legal Services of Michigan, Advisory Committee for Detroit Means Business. She 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.  

Leona is a lifelong Detroiter, wife, mother, and a champion for the community.