Shandra Summerville currently serves as the Cultural and Linguistic Competence Coordinator for the Champaign County Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Boards. She is specialized in cultural competence training and development for organizations that want to expand their capacity to become culturally responsive. In addition, she is an instructor for Mental Health First Aid for Adults, Public Safety, and Adults Assisting Youth.
Shandra attended and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Arkansas majoring in Speech and Drama with an emphasis of Mass Communications and Public Relations. Shandra was born and raised in the C-U Community and returned to the Champaign-Urbana area after residing in Pine Bluff Arkansas for 6 years where she worked as a Field Director for the Girl Scouts and served as the director of an Adult Day Center Facility.
Shandra is an alumnus of the 2010 & 2018 Georgetown Leadership Academy to Address Disparities in Mental Health and Cultural and Linguistic Competence working with persons living with an intellectual or developmental disability.
Shandra currently serves at the President of the Rotary Club of Champaign and is involved with NAACP Champaign County Branch; United Way Emerging Community Leaders Alumni Committee, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, The Hope Center Leaders Cabinet Through the Vineyard Church of Urbana, Illinois, The Canaan Development Foundation SAFE House Steering Committee; Illinois Public Media Community Advisory Committee.
In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, volunteering, learning new “things to do” in her community, spending time with family, and listening to music.