Kari L. Woloszyk, MPH, CHES
Healthy Dearborn Project Manager
Kari began working at Beaumont Health in 2019, joining Healthy Dearborn as the project manager in 2020. She completed her Master of Public Health in 2014 and has spent the majority of her career in philanthropy and various non-profit sectors, including government, academia, and health care. Kari’s knowledge and interests are focused on the intersection of public-private partnerships that facilitate healthy and equitable communities for everyone to thrive. She is excited for the opportunity to support the efforts of Healthy Dearborn.
Tameka has over 15 years of experience in disability advocacy and media. It started at 21 years old, as Ms. Wheelchair MI 2006. As Ms. Wheelchair MI, she spoke out about supporting women with disabilities who are being abused. Two years later she formed Women Empower Inc, its mission was to empower women with disabilities to live their best lives. Later she studied Broadcast Television and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Journalism from Oakland University.
During 2008, she proudly became a member of Warriors on Wheels of Metropolitan Detroit, a disability rights organization in Detroit. Years later, Mrs. Spruce continues to be Disability Justice activist fighting for the rights of people with disabilities. Her latest accomplishments were being a co-presenter of Surviving Ableism and Racism 101 at Facing Race Conference. She created a workshop, Are You Practicing Inclusion? for Warriors on Wheels for Metropolitan Detroit.
She has participated in fellowships Americorp, Public Allies of Metro Detroit, Michigan Disability Rights Coalition’s LEAD program and Detroit Equity Action Lab at Judge Damon Keith’s Wayne State University Law Center. She also enjoys working part-time for Beaumont Health, Healthy Dearborn, where she started and leads the Inclusive Health Committee. A committee comprised of people with disabilities, their families, and people who work with them.