CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER
Candace Handy is the Chief Operating Officer at Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle. As a founding member, Candace provided administrative and programmatic support to the vision and mission of LBS. As a dedicated community servant, she has spent her life enhancing and improving the quality of life for the people in the Baltimore community. She has worked with several non-profits in Baltimore, creating programming and transforming the way organizations deliver services. In her professional career, she has helped provide critical home repairs to low-income homeowners at no cost to the homeowners, curated countless community events, coordinated educational workshops, and led large scale volunteer events. Candace holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Molecular Biology from Towson University. She has also been featured in The Baltimore Times, The Annapolis Times, and various news outlets for her mentorship of young Black girls. She speaks within the community about the importance of mentorship and how it has greatly impacted her life and sits on the Board of Directors for a mentoring program in Baltimore City.