2019 Call to Justice Honoree: Phyllis J. Edwards

By Rachael Savoie, Human Resources Specialist at Elder Law of Michigan

Phyllis Edwards Social Media ReadyOn August 21, 2019, Elder Law of Michigan will honor Phyllis J. Edwards, Executive Director for Bridging Communities with the 2019 Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Award.

The Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Awards honor those that share the mission of Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. to advocate for, educate, and assist those in need, with a continued focus on older adults and persons with disabilities.

Ron Tatro, Vice President of Elder Law of Michigan, said, “Bridging Communities and its leader, Phyllis Edwards, are known as the “go-to” organization in Detroit for thousands of seniors in need.”

Phyllis J. Edwards is the Executive Director for Bridging Communities, a non-profit organization in Southwest Detroit whose primary focus is eldercare and community development. She is the board chair for Aging Services Consortium for Detroit, treasurer for the Southeast Michigan Senior Regional Collaborative, member of the advisory board for the Detroit Area Agency on Aging 1A, and board chair for Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD).

Nationally, she is a board member for Self Development of People, National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executives, and previous member-at-large with National Association of Social Worker (NASW) Board of Directors.

Elder Law of Michigan is proud to honor Phyllis J. Edwards with the 2019 Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Award. Please join us in honoring Phyllis for her dedication in making a difference in the lives of older adults on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, from 6pm to 8pm at Hop Cat, Detroit.

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Rachael Savoie serves as Human Resources Specialist at Elder Law of Michigan and has been a member of the Elder Law of Michigan team since 2013. As a Human Resources Specialist, Rachael serves as the link between the organization’s management and its employees. She also directs and coordinates the administrative functions for Elder Law of Michigan.