Jerome joined the Environmental Council Board of Directors in 2022.
He is the Legislative Liaison for the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, making him a leading expert of civil rights legislation in the department and a leading voice for justice within the State.
Complimenting Jerome's position is a storied, 25-year career as a civil rights attorney. His specialties are, public policy law, nonprofit management, and civil rights. He has won a high-profile case on police brutality and has advocated for voting rights. He has also served as director of Justice Initiatives for the State Bar of Michigan, as the Midwest Regional Field Director for the NAACP, as an interdisciplinary faculty member, and as an investigative TV reporter and producer.
Rounding out his work experiences are a bachelor's degree in sociology from SUNY New Paltz, two master's degrees—journalism from Columbia and political science from Michigan State—and two doctorate degrees—a juris doctor from Hofstra and a political science doctorate from Michigan State.
In addition to serving on the Environmental Council, Jerome also sits on the boards of the Beckwith Civil Liberties Fund and Sugar Law Center and is a consultant for International Humanitarian Services.