MEET OUR TEAM

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Frederick D. Hunter

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

2000 – Present

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Monica DeJesus

Chief Development Officer

2019 – Present

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Geri Mann

Chief Financial Officer

2019 – Present

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Maria Franklin

Director of Youth Enrichment

2019 – Present

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Stefanie Smith

Director of Donor & Alumni Relations

2018 – Present

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Robert Jamerson

Ambassador (Former CEO)

2018 – Present

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David Greenwood

Director of Programs & Operations

2018 – Present

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Janae Gordon

Executive Assistant

2021 – Present

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Autumn McKay

Program Administration Coordinator

2019 – Present

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Richard Reznik

Associate Athletic Director

2002 – Present

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Corea Nimmons

Accounting Manager

2020 – Present

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Tiffani Kitching

Associate Athletic Director

2021 – Present

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Officer Bryant George

Youth Development Officer

2018 – Present

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Corporal Marcus Norwood

Youth Development Officer

2004 – Present

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Corporal Chenetta Pasley

Youth Development Officer

2009 – Present

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Tiera Parker

Program Administration Coordinator

2017 – Present

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Bradley Cole

Social Media Manager

2019 – Present

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Coach Pott

Cheer Commissioner

2006 – Present

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Justin Cook

Youth Enrichment Coordinator

2021 – Present

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Joseph Smith

Youth Enrichment Coordinator

2021 – Present

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Bill Bounds

Facility Manager

2020 – Present

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

ALAN HUDDY
BOARD CHAIRPERSON
VP, Advanced Analytics Center of Excellence

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
DWIGHT BROWN JR.
BOARD VICE-CHAIRPERSON
Director of MEP PMO

DTE Energy
JESSICA BERRY
SECRETARY
Platform Director

Adient
JEROME HENSON
TREASURER
Senior VP

Bank of America
WENDY MCINTYRE-PEARD
GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE CHAIR
Former VP & GC – Enterprise Operations,
Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer

ITC Holdings Corp.
ANNE DOYLE
GAME CHANGERS COMMITTEE CHAIR
Global Speaker, Journalist, Change Agent

Powering Up Women, LLC.
MIKE PATTERSON
FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE CHAIR
Partner
Ernst & Young
JONATHAN FRANK
FUND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE CHAIR
Co-Founder & Partner

Jonathan B. Frank, P.C.

BOARD MEMBERS

JOSH BARNEY
VP and General Counsel
J.J. Barney Construction, Inc.
TODD BETTISON
Assistant Chief
Detroit Police Department
APRIL DIEZ
Vice-Chair
The Diez Group/J.I.T. Steel
JORDAN FIELD
Director, Player Relations
The Detroit Tigers
STEVE GRIGORIAN
President & CEO
Detroit Economic Club
MARVIN RUSHING
Vice President, Retail District Manager
Comerica
JHONIKA HAWKINS
Director, Executive Operations & Team Services
Detroit Pistons
DANNY JAROSHEWICH
Sr. Director of Sports Events & Business Development (retired)
Detroit Lions
NAKIA MILLS
Owner
Real Digital Strategies
DAN NGOYI
Vice President, Talent Acquisition
Rock Central
E'LOIS THOMAS, PH.D
President
SEEL, LLC
SHAWN THOMPSON
Community Development Manager
Ford Motor Company Fund
RAPHAEL WASHINGTON
Sheriff
Wayne County
STEVE WYBO
Senior Managing Director
Riveron
SHAWN THOMPSON
Community Development Manager
Ford Motor Company Fund
STEVE WYBO
Senior Managing Director
Riveron

ADVISORY BOARD

RACHEL ALLEN
Chief Operating Officer
Marygrove Conservancy
CRYSTAL BAILEY
Engineer, GM
Owner, Shine Productions LLC
LAURA BERMAN
Award-winning
Journalist and Writer

GERRY BOYLAN
Founder
Boylan Holdings
PAULA BUCKHAULTER
CEO
PBJ Consulting and Events
CINDY EGGLETON
Co-founder & CEO
Brilliant Detroit
FRANCES GANZLES
PAL Parent
Team Mom, SW Aztecs
KAREN HALL
Co-Founder
Track Life University
RON HALL
President & CEO
Bridgewater Interiors
FRED HUNTER
Director of Program Administration
Detroit PAL
ROBIN KINNIE
President
Motor City Woman Studios
Audio Engineers of Detroit
AUTUMN MCKAY
Program Administration Coordinator
Detroit PAL
DARRON MERRITT
CEO
The Danlin Group
ROSALIA PLASCENCIA
Administrator
Mexican Food Specialties
DR. GLENDA PRICE
Celebrated Leader
Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame
Women of Excellence
MICHELLE SHERMAN
COO/CFO
Southwest Solutions
LASHINDA STAIR
Senior Consultant
Motorola Solutions
DR. JOYCE SUBER
Board Member
Brilliant Detroit
MIKE TENBUSCH
President
International Samaritan
OMAR THABET
Athletic Director | PE Teacher
Hanley International Academy
TERENCE THOMAS
Former Board Chair | Detroit PAL
Co-Founder | Thomas Group Consulting
JASON TINSLEY
Chair
JP Morgan Chase Michigan Leadership Team
DAN VARNER
President & CEO
Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit
JERRY VOLAS
Former CEO
TopBuild Corp.
COACH WILLIAM WEIR
Detroit PAL Coach
DPSCD Educator (Retired)
DR. LAUREL WHALEN
Clinical Assistant Professor
Wayne State University
MATT WILLIAMS
Co-Founder
Metro-Detroit Baseball Club
CALEB BOYD
Member
Youth Voice Council
TYKEISHA BOYER
Member
Youth Voice Council
D'JOHNA FARRIS
Member
Youth Voice Council
JOE SANDERS
Member
Youth Voice Council

HELPING YOUTH FIND THEIR

GREATNESS

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