Midwest Heartland Regional Director for Inner City Tech

Dr. Deanna McMillan is an avid proponent of S.T.E.A.M education, especially for minorities and emerging young women. Dr. McMillan has successfully executed over 600 million in commercial and industrial construction in private industry.

Dr. Deanna is currently the Director of Development for the Home of Hope working to provide safe, affordable housing for clients in recovery. She has recently joined the staff of the Baptist Student Foundation as their director of advancement.

As an authorized OSHA safety trainer, healthcare navigator and Certified Manufacturing Production Technician Trainer, Deanna supports the Swahili concept of Ujima-collective work and responsibility.

In 2016, Deanna had an unsuccessful run for District 26 State Representative (capturing 42% of the vote) since that time, she has engaged in numerous civic events and training including as co-president of the Greater Lafayette League of Women Voters.

Currently she resides in West Lafayette Indiana with her grandson Keion. Deanna who roots for all teams NYC, and is determined to learn the difference between a flower and a weed, and how to grow something out of the ground suitable for eating. ayalifescape@gmail.com

Doctor of Philosophy-Civil Engineering (Construction Management). Pennsylvania State University. Masters of Science – Engineering (Construction Management). Drexel University. Bachelor of Science (Engineering & Applied Mechanics) Minor in Mathematics. University of Pennsylvania. Landmarkworldwide (Global Leadership Training. Seminar Leaders program. Authorized OSHA safety trainer-general industry & construction. Manufacturing Skills Standard Council (MSSC), Certified Production Technician & Instructor. As the first African American woman in the United States to complete her PhD in Construction Engineering.