Loretta Sanders

Community Leader
Loretta Sanders

Loretta Sanders is a community volunteer and philanthropist serving various boards supporting education and human service organizations in Winter Haven and Polk County, Florida. All Saints' Academy, the Polk County Medical Association Alliance, We Care of Polk County, and United Way are all beneficiaries of her time, talent, and treasure.

Loretta earned her bachelors degree in nursing and served in the operating room, emergency room, and surgical oncology research unit. Her interest in law and medicine led her back to the University of Detroit where she earned her JD from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. Loretta leveraged her background in healthcare and law at the Detroit Medical Center working on legal affairs and risk management. She even found time to serve as an adjunct professor in the medical legal ethics course at the Detroit College of Busines.

Loretta is a passionate supportor of Florida Poly students in addition to her leadership and collaboration with the Women in STEM initiatives. She served as an inaugural member of the Florida Polytechnic University Foundation Board of Directors since 2013 serving as Foundation Chair for many years. Loretta is a faithful supporter of the University.