Jumana Vasi helps nonprofit clients design programs and strategies to take advantage of, and respond to, current political, social, and economic realities. She is currently advising national and regional networks of community-based organizations working to improve coordination and increase resources for solving environmental problems in ways that also reduce racial and economic injustices.
Jumana previously worked for eight years as a program officer in the C. S. Mott Foundation’s Environment Program. In response to the drinking water crisis in Flint, Jumana developed a new grantmaking area to help communities deliver safe, affordable, and efficient water services to all residents. Jumana’s professional experience also includes working at two community-based organizations in Chicago and assisting on environmental justice projects at the Environmental Protection Agency and the Federal Aviation Administration. Jumana currently serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Environmental Grantmakers Association and as a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Michigan’s Water Center.