Board Members

Chair

President

Rachel Tronstein Stewart 
President
Gardner White Furniture

Shirley R. Stancato
President & CEO
New Detroit, Inc.

Vice Chairs

Cheryl P. Johnson
Chief Executive Officer; Coalition On Temporary Shelter

Kevin Prokop
Partner; Rockbridge Growth Equity, LLC

Secretary and Treasurer

Martin Manna
President; Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce

Board Members

N. Charles Anderson
President & CEO; Urban League of Detroit & Southeastern Michigan

The Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony
President; Detroit Branch-NAACP

Nabih H. Ayad
Board Chair; Arab American Civil Rights League

Kenneth Barrett
Global Chief Diversity Officer; General Motors Company

Angela Wang Beasinger
President; WeAct, Inc.

James L. Bellinson
Managing Partner, Riverside Communities

Fay Beydoun
Executive Director; American Arab Chamber of Commerce

Adam Blanck
Chief of Staff; Wallside Windows

Denise Brooks-Williams
President & CEO; Wyandotte Hospital

Sharlonda Buckman
Detroit Public Schools

Chase L. Cantrell
Executive Director and Founder; Building Community Value

Marvis Cofield
Chief Executive Officer; Alkebu-Lan Village

Eva Garza Dewaelsche
President & CEO; SER Metro-Detroit

Reginald Dozier
President & CEO; Lewis & Munday, PC

Marla Drutz
Vice President & General Manager, WDIV-TV Local 4

Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D.
President; University of Detroit Mercy

David F. Girodat
President & CEO; Fifth Third Bank-Eastern Michigan

Donna L. Givens
President & CEO; Eastside Community Network

F. Neal Gram, III
Michigan Market Manager; J.P. Morgan Private Bank

Dierk L. Hall
President & CEO; City Connect Detroit

Kenneth L. Harris, Ph.D.
President & CEO; National Business League, Inc.

David Hecker
President; American Federation of Teachers-Michigan

Paul Hillegonds
Chairman; Regional Transit Authority

Hassan Jaber
Executive Director; ACCESS

James A. Jacob
Chief Executive Officer; Ajax Paving Industries, Inc.

Gilda Z. Jacobs
President & CEO; Michigan League for Public Policy

Burt Jordan
Vice President, Global Vehicle and Powertrain Purchasing & Supplier Diversity Development; Ford Motor Company

Peter Kellett
Chairman & CEO; Dykema

Laura Reyes Kopack
President; LA SED

Gordon Krater
Managing Partner; Plante Moran

The Rev. Dr. Donald P. Kreiss
Bishop; Southeast Michigan Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

Anand Kumar
Founder & President; miindia.com & miindia Foundation

David Kurzmann
Executive Director; Jewish Community Relations Council of Metro Detroit

Chris Lambert
CEO Life Remodeled

Daniel Little, Ph.D.
Chancellor; University of Michigan-Dearborn

Monica L. Martinez
Senior Vice President, Comerica Bank – External Affairs – Michigan

Patrick J. McDaniel
President; Hylant Group

William G. Milliken, Jr.
Milliken Realty Group

Tom O’Brien
Vice President & Market Manager; Cumulus Media – Detroit WJR/WDVD/DOUG-FM

Andrew W. Ottaway
Michigan Market President; Flagstar Bank

Anne Parsons
President & Chief Executive Officer; Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Sandra Pierce
Chairman – Huntington Michigan

Daniel L. Quisenberry
President; MAPSA – Michigan Association of Public School Academies

John Rakolta, Jr.
Chairman & CEO; Walbridge

Michelle Reaves
Executive Director, DAPCEP

Paul Riser, Jr.
Managing Director, Technology-based Entrepreneurship TechTown

Richard L. Rogers
President; College for Creative Studies

George Scott Romney
Partner; Honigman, Miller, Schwartz & Cohn

Randy Rubin
Chairman, Crypton

Todd Sachse
CEO; Sachse Construction Company

Michael Sosin
Attorney at Law

Thomas F. Stallworth
President; Stallworth Consulting Group, LLC

Andrew Stein
Executive Director; City Year Detroit

William S. Taubman
Chief Operating Officer; Taubman

Maureen D. Taylor
State Chair; Michigan Welfare Rights

Eric Thomas
Brand Strategist & Senior Partner; SAGA Marketing

Alice G. Thompson
Chief Executive Officer; Black Family Development, Inc.

Bob Waun
CEO; C3Venture Flint, LLC

Randal E. Williams
Regional Vice President; Auto Club Group

M. Roy Wilson, M.D., M.S
President; Wayne State University

Ronald T. Wong
Chairman; Lakefront Capital, LLC

Trustee Emeriti

Penny Bailer

Walter E. Douglas

Roderick Gillum

Paul L. Hubbard

John D. Lewis

Bernard Parker

The Rev. V. Lonnie Peek, Jr.

Glenn E. Wash