Alberta “Berta” Griffin, Candidate for State House, District 61
The seeds of honest dialogue and hard work often yield a harvest of success in family, friendships and community. Alberta Griffin believes that these seeds can also be planted in politics to yield an even greater harvest of success in government. A mother of three school-aged children, founder and president of her own company; AGS Data Analytics Consulting and an instructor and Thurgood Marshall Doctoral Fellow at Western Michigan University, Alberta Griffin is no stranger to hard work, persistence and achieving impact driven success. A longtime resident of Kalamazoo County, she has devoted herself to improving the health and well-being of those in this community.
Early in her career, “Berta” served as Head Start Nutritionist and WIC Program Coordinator. Her love for seeing data-driven results leads her to serve as an epidemiologist and Public Health Coordinator for Calhoun County. Wanting to do even more and see a broader impact for the community she took a position to serve at the State of Michigan on the Infant Mortality Reduction Plan.
Berta’s work with families intersects systems of health, education and economic development. This work has made her a strong advocate for polices that lead to equality in education funding, equitable access to healthcare and providing an opportunity for families to advance their social and economic welfare. At her core, Berta believes that our society should be one that is safe and that our community can come together to achieve real success when it comes to education, health and economics.