Sandra P. Eberhard
Sandra is Executive Director of WPEO-DC, a regional affiliate of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s leading advocate of women-owned businesses and third party certification organization. Certifying more than 475 businesses each year as 51% woman owned, operated, managed and independently run, Sandra supports an operation of women business enterprises that generate more than $3.1 billion dollars in revenue and employs more than 30,000 workers in the Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. territory.
Prior to joining WPEO-DC in 2011, Sandra worked in corporate America. As Asset Manager for a major healthcare company’s northeast region, she managed all leased/owned facilities and administrative sales shared service operations in the northeast. She approved and arranged for financing of capital spending plans, consistent with financial objectives, in addition to developing programs for efficiency gains and delivering them nationwide. She was also responsible for the fulfillment of member collateral, working with marketing, sales and external vendors to deliver materials just in time to the homes of all insured’s in the northeast market. She received the Chairman’s Award for performance excellence during the 9/11 crisis.
As a Director of Customer Service for a regional healthcare company, Sandra directed the activities of more than 100 employees responsible for servicing over 200,000 insured lives and over 10,000 providers and hospitals. While directing a management team that developed policies and procedures to ensure the department’s workflow complied with New York State regulations, she was also instrumental in the restructuring of the Customer Service department, which received the MCI Service Achievement Award in 1997.
An advocate for women’s issues, Sandra has been a member of the New York Women’s Agenda, a coalition of women’s organizations, affiliated with over 100 organizations in New York City dedicated to improving the lives of women and their families. A member since 1998, and President through 2006-2008, she served as an active advocate for women’s economic empowerment. Other social commitments include acting in the capacity of advocate for survivors of violent crimes against women. As a trained Crisis Intervention Counselor she participated in Mt. Sinai’s Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention (SAVI) program and has been a member of the New York Junior League since 2003.
Sandra is a graduate of SUNY Potsdam with a BA, and licensed as a Math Teacher and Project Manager. She also received Certification from Boston University’s Corporate Training program.