Mary Sue Schottenfels, BSW
Mary Sue Schottenfels has served as the Executive Director for CLEARCorps/ Detroit since 1999. In her over 40 years of public service, Ms. Schottenfels has successfully created and directed several noteworthy community, coalition building, and public policy efforts. Previously, Ms. Schottenfels served as the Associate Director for Community Health at the Greater Detroit Area Health Council and as Director of the Michigan Avenue Community Organization.
Ms. Schottenfels has devoted the past sixteen years to the issue of childhood lead poisoning and healthy homes. Under her direction, CLEARCorps/ Detroit has grown to a highly successful, well-recognized citywide lead poisoning/healthy homes prevention effort addressing lead and home-based hazards in housing and reaching hundreds of families each year with family-centered training and education. CLEARCorps/ Detroit has been awarded the Detroit City Council ‘Spirit of Detroit’ Award and the State of Michigan Certificate of Merit. Under Ms. Schottenfels leadership, CLEARCorps/Detroit has been awarded close to $2M in HUD funding and a $750,000 Kresge Foundation grant to support Healthy Homes Detroit. Funding for lead, asthma, and healthy homes work has continued as CLEARCorps’ record of accomplishments remains strong.
Ms. Schottenfels holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Wayne State University. She has served on the State of Michigan Call to Action Lead Task Force and the City of Detroit Strategic Planning Task Force. She continues to play a leadership role in the Detroit Lead Partnership. Ms. Schottenfels is a State of Michigan Certified Lead Inspector/Risk Assessor and is a certified Healthy Homes Specialist. Ms. Schottenfels is a lifelong resident of Detroit, MI.