Meredith Turner is a native Clevelander, graduating from Shaker Heights High School. She is a former Special Education Teacher and coach for the Cleveland Metropolitan and Shaker Heights City School Districts. Currently, Meredith handles education, immigration, healthcare, homeland security, state department, customs and border enforcement issues for United States Senator Sherrod Brown. She also serves as his Regional Representative in Cuyahoga County and Director of Diversity Outreach for the A voice for the people, Meredith serves as an interpreter between constituents and federal agencies of the United States government. In her role for Senator Brown, Meredith maximizes support for appropriate Ohio projects that improve the quality of life of Ohioans and advance Senator Brown’s priorities.
She holds Bachelors in psychology from Chicago State University and a M.ED in Curriculum and Instruction from Cleveland State University. Meredith’s volunteer activities include: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., 100 Black Men of Greater Cleveland, Urban League Young Professionals, the 11th Annual Labor Day Parade and Festival Executive Committee, the Adult Basic Literacy Education (ABLE) Program Advisory Committee, Martin Luther King Scholarship Committee, Associate board member for Recovery Resources, and has serves on the board of the Consortium of African American Organizations (CAAO).
An alumnus of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Citizens’ Academy, Meredith is The Women of Color Foundation’s 2011 Stephanie Tubbs Jones Courage Award Honoree, a trustee for the Shaker Heights Democratic Club, 11th Board member, an Executive Committee-member for the Cuyahoga County Democratic Congressional District Community Caucus Congressional District Caucus Party, Delegate-2012 National Democratic Convention, a fellow for the Center for Progressive Leadership, a graduate of Neighborhood Leadership Cleveland’s class 25, a delegate for the 2012 National Democratic Convention, and she worships at Pentecostal Church of Christ, Cleveland.