Board and Staff

Iris A. Taylor, BSN, MSN, Ph.D., RN

Chairperson
President and CEO
Iris Taylor & Associates

Susan L. Brueckman

Vice Chairperson
SVP Regional Manager
of Corporate Affairs
Huntington National Bank

Gwendolyn L. Hatten Butler

Treasurer
Senior Advisor
Capri Investment Group

Joyce Hayes Giles

Secretary
DTE Energy

(Retired)

Kerrie M. Mitchell

President & CEO
Detroit Public Schools Foundation

Rian E. Barnhill

Vice President,
Government & Community Affairs
Olympia Development of Michigan

Charles Briggs

Senior Vice President | Marsh-Advisory – Claims Solutions
Marsh, USA

Gina Coleman

Chief Diversity Officer
The PNC Financial Services Group

James Coleman

Client & Community Relations Director
PNC Bank

Beth Correa

SVP, Director of Corporate
Flagstar Bank

Charles H. Ellis III

Bishop
Greater Grace Temple

Emily H. Ford

Founding Board Member
Neighborhood Villages

Darienne D. Hudson, Ph.D.

President and CEO
United Way for Southeastern Michigan

Laura R. Kopack

Director of Government Affairs & Community Relations
MCA Detroit

Patrick O. Lindsey

Vice President of Government Affairs & Community Relations
Wayne State University

Alycia Meriweather

Deputy Superintendent External Partnerships, Enrollment & Specialty Programming
Detroit Public Schools Community District

Angelique Peterson-Mayberry

Board President
Detroit Public Schools Community District

Kwame Simmons

Director of Education
Hantz Foundation

Shannon Smith

Vice President of Corporate Development
Saalex Solutions

Nikolai P. Vitti, Ed.D.

General Superintendent
Detroit Public Schools Community District

Staff

Lakeshia Dickinson

Grants Accounting Specialist

Lauren Evans

Executive Assistant

Whitney Griffin

Director of Donor Relations

Michelle Minter

Chief Financial Officer
Contract

Kerrie M. Mitchell

President & CEO
Detroit Public Schools Foundation

Yesenia Roman-Murphy

Chief Administrative Officer

Rachael Williams-Welch

Chief Development Officer