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Laura A.  Hughes  1353 Bagley Street  Detroit, MI 48226   luraannhughes@gmail.com / (313) 680‐4052   

  Laura Hughes, Executive Director of the Ruth Ellis Center, has eight years of experience  integrating principles of positive youth development, health behavior health education, and  community development strategies to improve the quality of life and well‐being of high risk  populations.  At the Ruth Ellis Center, Ms. Hughes is provides leadership for the strategic vision,  goals and objectives for one of three homeless, runaway, and throwaway safety net providers  specifically targeting lesbian, gay, bi‐attractional, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth  in the nation.  As LGBTQ youth continue to be disproportionately impacted by homelessness in  this Country, Ms. Hughes is in the unique position to increase the permanency outcomes of  youth and decrease long term foster care use both nationally and locally.  During Ms. Hughes  first year as Executive Director, the Ruth Ellis Center has seen an over $100,000 increase in  unrestricted net assets, a 25% increase in new donations and program support, and the  introduction of on‐site community mental health services specific to homeless youth.  Prior to  her tenure with the Ruth Ellis Center, Ms. Hughes served as the HIV & STD Manager for the  Wayne County Department of Public Health where her greatest accomplishment was the  institutionalization of standard of care HIV testing within all family planning, STD, and maternal  and child health clinics.  Ms. Hughes graduated with an honors BA from Brown University and  her Masters in Public Health from the University of Michigan.        


Laura A. Hughes, MPH lauraannhughes@gmail.com 1353 Bagley Street Detroit, MI 48226 (313) 680-4052

EDUCATION

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Health Behavior and Health Education Masters of Public Health, April 2004 Brown University, Providence, RI B.A Honors Sociocultural Anthropology, May, 2002 Senior Thesis: “A House on Fire: HIV/AIDS, African American Women, and the Black Church” Award: Barbara Anton Honors Thesis Research Grant, 2001-2002 University of California at Los Angeles /Johnson & Johnson Health Care Executive Program, Anderson School of Management, Los Angeles, California, June 2005

WORK EXPERIENCE

RUTH ELLIS CENTER, Detroit & Highland Park, Michigan, 9/28/2009-Present • Executive Director responsible for strategic vision, goals and objectives for one of three homeless, runaway, and throwaway safety net providers specifically targeting lesbian, gay, bi-attractional, transgender, and questioning youth in the nation serving more than 4,000 youth annually • Served as the lead community-based organizer for the White House Conference on LGBT Housing & Homelessness held in Partnership with the Ruth Ellis Center on March 9, 2012. This national effort, which featured Secretary Shaun Donovan and senior white house officials from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and Health and Human Services, showcased the work of President Obama to meet the needs of homeless and runaway LGBT youth. This Conference is one of four national conferences and the only on housing and homelessness • Oversees fund development and implementation resulting in an over 20% increase in new donations and program support within one year of joining the Center and over 50% within 2 years • Interfaces with a 14 member board of directors for board development and committee assignments including the development of the agency’s five year strategic plan • Provides leadership for 17 employees and over 40 volunteers within a contracted State of Michigan licensed Child Caring Institution • Establishes strategic partnerships with the State of Michigan Department of Human Services, Wayne County, and Genesee County Department of Human Services which ensure gender appropriate and cultural sensitive foster care placements • Establishes strategies designed to increase the permanency outcomes of youth and decrease long term foster care with city, state, county, and federal government, private donors, and local and national foundation support • Establish partnerships to support the integration of community development strategies and positive youth development to increase the quality of life and well-being of high risk youth WAYNE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH, Wayne, Michigan, 4/1/08-9/1/2009 • HIV & STD Manager responsible for program development, implementation, evaluation, and quality assurance processes, as well as long term strategic planning for at-risk populations within Wayne County • Supervises a team of Disease Intervention Specialists and Public Health Educators • Coordinates all HIV & STD related services including testing and counseling, contact tracing, partner counseling and referral services, increased clinic efficiency initiatives, and disease outbreak investigation within the Communicable Disease Department CHARLES H. WRIGHT MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY, Detroit, Michigan, 11/4/06-3/29/08 • Grants Manager responsible for over $1.5 million dollars in Federal, State, and Private Foundation funding • Oversee all grant related activities including writing, editing, reporting, and monitoring of goals and objectives • Coordinates grant related interdepartmental planning and collaboration


DMC SINAI GRACE HOSPITAL HIV/AIDS PROGRAM, Detroit, MI, 9/20/04-11/01/06 • Program Coordinator for the HIV/AIDS Program’s HIV Primary Care and Treatment Adherence Programs under a Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resource Emergency (CARE) Act Title I grant from the Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion and a Title III grant in conjunction with Wayne State University serving over 1800 patients within the Metropolitan Detroit Area • Wrote grants resulting in $250,000.00 in HIV Primary and Treatment Adherence Funding • Served as the Ryan White Title III Representative on the City of Detroit Health Department Southeast Michigan Planning Council • Managed all Prevention, Case Management, Treatment Adherence, and Primary Care Related Services

ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERSHIP • • • • • • •

Wayne County Department of Human Services, Advisory Committee Chair, 12/1/11-Present Homeless Action Network of Detroit, Board of Director,12/1/11-Present State of Michigan Children’s Welfare Citizen Review Panel, 11/1/11-Present Detroit Receiving Hospital, Board of Trustees, 10/1/11-Present Kellogg Foundation Fellow Community Advisor, 11/1/10-Present National Alliance to End Homelessness, LGBT and Allies Advisory Board, 10/1/09-Present AIDS Partnership Michigan (APM) Board of Director, 6/1/08-Present

PRESENTATIONS/PUBLICATIONS Hughes, Laura. “Youth Homelessness Moves Forward as a Major LGBHTQ Issue…Thanks to the White House.” Huffigton Post. 3/9/2012. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laura-a-hughes/homeless-lgbtyouth_b_1333732.html Hughes, Laura. “These homeless youth need help meeting special challenges.” Detroit Free Press Editorial. 1/28/2011. Rice DK, Hughes, LA, Uselton A, Peppers S, Davis LV. Implementation of an STD screening program for female inmates housed in a large county jail. Accepted for oral presentation at the American Public Health Association Annual Conference, November 7-11, 2009, Philadelphia, PA and National Conference on Correctional Health Care, October 17-21, Orlando, FL. SAMSHA & Homeless Resource Center (HRC) Webcast Resources: Learning from the Field: Serving LGBTQI2-S Youth Experiencing Homelessness. Wednesday, March 2, 2011. Ford Foundation Grantee with the University of Michigan. Co-Investigator. The project explores health outcomes of economically vulnerable youth in Detroit, with a specific emphasis on African American girls, African American transgender youth, and Latino youth. Responsible for the development of strategies, community based initiatives, and participatory action research modules designed to engage at-risk youth. Provides ongoing advice for program design, methodology, and implementation.

AWARDS/DESIGNATIONS • Leadership Detroit Class XXX • Michigan Chronicle Women of Excellence 2011 Award


Kirk Mayes is the executive director of the Brightmoor Alliance. After graduating from Michigan State University in 1999, he started his career in sales as an insurance producer with a specialty in life and health products. It wasn’t long before Kirk realized that working every day to fill quotas and chase after riches was not his passion. He decided to try his hand at helping at a school in River Rouge as a substitute teacher and it was there that he discovered his passion for giving back to youth and the community. While still working with young people in the class room he started a nonprofit organization, Village Gardeners, with a mission to transform the neighborhoods of Detroit by focusing on improving the effectiveness and capacity of neighborhood block club organizations. Although he did not have direct contact with youth anymore. Kirk believed that if we could extend the safety net for our children to reach the members of the “Village”; then a sustainable impact could be made to change the educational, social and economic outcomes of the community. He has been working to mobilize the community around the needs of Detroit's children since 2001 with Village Gardeners and as a full time professional in 2006 while working with Communities in Schools Detroit. In 2008, Kirk joined National Community Development Institute and The Skillman Foundation to support the Good Neighborhood initiative in Brightmoor, a community in northwest Detroit.  The goal of this effort is to ensure that the neighborhood's children; with the support of programs, services and caring adults, are safe, healthy, welleducated and prepared for adulthood. Kirk has played a vital role in developing resident engagement and organizational buyin, seeking to unite and mobilize the community's stakeholders behind a common vision. Kirk has also taken leadership opportunities in several citywide revitalization efforts, including helping to draft a policy agenda for the region's young professionals (known as the Detroit Declaration) and contributing his talents to the emerging leaders roundtable of the B.I.N.G Institute, an effort to "Build Innovative New Government." He also serves on as a board member for a number of nonprofits including Brightmoor Community Center, THAW and Global Detroit. While Kirk takes his commitment to service to the community very seriously his number one priority is as a loving spouse to Tamika Mayes and proud father to Kirk Mayes, Jr.

17421 Telegraph Rd, Suite 138 * Detroit, MI 48219


Kirk Mayes 2508 Iroquois Detroit, MI 48214 T 313 701 9447 kirkmayes@me.com

PROFILE I have been dedicated to community revitalization in Detroit for over eleven years. I have played a vital role in developing resident engagement and organizational buy-in, seeking to unite and mobilize the Brightmoor community's stakeholders behind a common vision. I have also taken leadership opportunities in several citywide revitalization efforts, including helping to draft a policy agenda for the region's young professionals (known as the Detroit Declaration) and contributing my talents to the emerging leaders roundtable of the B.I.N.G Institute, an effort to "Build Innovative New Government." I’m also a loving spouse to Tamika Mayes and proud father to Kirk Mayes, Jr.

EXPERIENCE Executive Director, Brightmoor Alliance; Detroit, MI — 2010 - Present • Provide leadership in developing operational procedures, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff. Also establish plans to achieve goals and carry out plans and policies authorized by the board. • Serve as a public advocate, aware of and involved with citywide and community issues relevant to the Brightmoor Alliance mission; acting to both assist residents and community organizations in need and to promote social change and collaborate with appropriate organizations to achieve success. • Oversees fundraising planning and implementation, including identifying resource requirements, researching funding sources, establishing strategies to approach funders, submitting proposals and administrating fundraising records and documentation. Program Associate/Brightmoor Community Liaison (Skillman Good Neighborhoods); Detroit, MI National Community Development Institute — 2008 - 1010 • Served as a organizer and capacity builder for non-profit organizations and residents of the Brightmoor Community. • Provided technical assistance for stakeholders interested in collaborating with community partners. • Developed and Co-designed neighborhood youth group. • Managed monthly expenses and community budget. • Coordinated and organized community gatherings such as: Community meetings, fairs, town hall forums and small group facilitation Founder/Executive Director, Village Gardeners; Detroit, MI — 2002 - 2010 • Secured 501(c)3 designation, developed bylaws and filed as a nonprofit corporation in Michigan


• Managed and implemented financial, operational and strategic objectives of Village Gardeners • Secured contract and carried out daily activities with community and educational grants with Communities in Schools, Detroit • Assist block club organizations in increasing capacity to serve community such as providing programs and suggestions to improve organizational structure and efficient use of resources. Program Director, Communities in Schools Detroit; Detroit, MI — 2006 - 2007 • Managed and facilitated “I” Opening Experiences field trip program • Created applications and surveys for participants in order to measure program effectiveness • Developed relationships with private and public corporations to provide unique field trip experiences for participants • Scheduled field trips and coordinated transportation for community groups, churches and schools • Developed format and completed 6 month report for Skillman Foundation Grant Requirements

E D U C AT I O N Michigan State University; Lansing, MI — Bachelors Communications Arts and Sciences

S K I L L S, I N T E R E S T & A F F I L I AT I O N S Professional Certifications: Licensed Insurance Producer, Microsoft Excel 2007, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Skillman Good Neighborhoods Leadership Academy Professional Activities: Board of Directors - THAW, Brightmoor Community Center, Global Detroit, Wellspring Steering/Advisory Committees: Kiva Detroit, Hatch Detroit, BING Institute - Emerging Leaders Roundtable, Detroit Declaration (Drafter), The Ecology Center, Ann Arbor - Detroit Committee (Chair)

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Jason D. Lee Work: 313-831-3050 X223 Email: jdlee@dapcep.org Cell: 248-396-7394

"For Whom Much Is Given Much Is Expected"    This  statement  summarizes  Jason  D.  Lee's  commitment  to  the  advancement  of  communities  through  educational  achievement  and  creative  problem  solving.  Jason  D.  Lee  was  raised  in  Prince  Georges  County,  Maryland  a  suburb  of  Washington,  DC.  After  graduating  from  the  University  of  Maryland  Baltimore  County  as  a  Robert  &  Jane  Meyerhoff  Scholar,  Mr.  Lee  attended  graduate  school  at  the  University  of  Michigan  Ann  Arbor  where  he  majored  in  Mechanical  and  Manufacturing  Engineering  as  a  GEM  and  Tauber  Manufacturing  Institute  Fellow.  Jason began his career at Ford Motor Company in  1998  where  he  obtained  diverse  and  extensive  experiences  in  Ford’s  Manufacturing  and  Product  Development  divisions.  In  2004,  he  accepted  the  position  as  Detroit  Area  Pre‐College  Engineering  Program  (DAPCEP)  Executive  Director  through  Ford Motor  Company’s Executive Loan Program. In 2007, Jason made a  decision to pursue his  passion  and  transitioned  from  Ford  Motor  Company  to  become  the  first  DAPCEP  Executive  Director employed by the non‐profit organization in its thirty‐two year history.     DAPCEP is a $3.5Million dollar non‐profit organization that provides out‐of‐school‐time and in‐ school STEM educational programming to Detroit area youth. In partnership with eight Michigan  Universities,  the  non‐profit  sector  and  its  corporate  partners,  this  Michigan asset provides exposure to post secondary education and  motivation to pursue STEM fields to over 4,000 students annually.  During  his  tenure  as  DAPCEP  Executive  Director,  Mr.  Lee  has  applied  engineering  process  and  efficiencies  to  the  organization’s  infrastructure  and  educational  programming.  As  a  result,  the  program has increased its fiscal foundation, expanded its portfolio  of  educational  opportunities  for  young  people,  and  improved  its  organizational structure.     Jason’s involvement in the community extends beyond his work as  the  DAPCEP  Executive  Director.  Through  his  volunteer  work  with  100 Black Men of Greater Detroit and New Detroit – The Coalition,  he  works  to  serve  the  community  and  open  the  doors  of  opportunity for deserving youth.     A constant learner, Jason actively seeks programs that will improve his business and leadership  skills.  In  2012,  Jason  successfully  completed  the  National  Urban  Fellows:  America’s  Leaders  of  Change and Harvard Business School’s Strategic Perspectives Non‐Profit Management program.     Family is the top priority in Jason’s life; outside of his work and community responsibilities, he  enjoys  spending  time  with  his  wife  Nicole  and  their  two  children.  A  self  proclaimed  urban  outdoorsman,  Jason  enjoys  mountain  biking,  martial  arts,  music  &  theater,  technology  and  an  occasional game of golf or tennis.     Jason  Lee  is  truly  one  to  watch  as  he  continues  to  work  with  the  youth  of  Detroit  and  the  community at‐large.   Jason D. Lee – Professional Biography October 2012


Jason D. Lee  1920 Eldridge Lane Southfield, MI 48076 / jasondlee73@gmail.com / C: 248‐396‐7394  

WORK EXPERIENCE:  Detroit Area Pre‐College Engineering Program (DAPCEP)  

 

www.dapcep.org 

Executive Director, November 2004 ‐ Present  Responsibilities:  Fundraising & Development  • Raise annually over $3.5Million in dollar & in‐kind contributions  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with contributors & constituents  • Solicit support among elected officials in the City of Detroit, Lansing, MI and Washington, DC  • National Science Foundation   ƒ Principal Investigator: 2009 ITEST (DRL‐0929728) / 2007 AYS (ESI‐0639725  ƒ Co‐Principal Investigator: 2007 ITEST (DRL‐07037593)  Organization Leadership & Accountability  • Develop short term and long term strategies for organizational sustainability   • Develop and sustain confidence in organizational leadership and direction  • Maintain relationships with Detroit K‐12 Public, Charter systems and State education leadership  • Lead systems improvements in programming, financial management & organizational efficiencies  • Manage day to day operations of the DAPCEP office  • Accountable to the DAPCEP Board of Directors   

Ford Motor Company   

 

 

 

 

 

www.ford.com 

July 1998 – November 2004  Positions Held:   ƒ Project Management/Vehicle Integration, 2001 ‐ 2004  ƒ Plant Engineering, 2000‐2001  ƒ Production Supervision, 1998‐2000   

EDUCATION:  University of Michigan‐ Ann Arbor, 1996‐1998  ƒ ƒ

Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME)  Masters of Engineering in Manufacturing (MEM)  o Joel E. Tauber Manufacturing Institute Fellow / GEM Fellow 

 

University of Maryland Baltimore County, 1991‐1996  ƒ

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME)  o Robert & Jane Meyerhoff Scholar 

 

LEADERSHIP TRAINING/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:  • • • •

Harvard Business School, Executive Education Program, Social Enterprise Initiative:  Strategic Perspective in Non‐Profit Management, Class of 2012  National Urban Fellows: America's Leaders of Change, Class of 2012  Detroit Regional Chamber: Leadership Detroit, Class XXVIII, 2007  New Detroit – The Coalition: Multicultural Enrichment Program, Class of 2000 

 

BOARD & ORGANIZATION AFFILIATIONS:  • • • • • •

100 Black Men of America, Greater Detroit Chapter, 1998 – present  ACE Academy Strict Discipline Charter School System, 2009 –2011  Friends of the Detroit School of Arts, 2010‐2012  Michigan State University, Adjunct Instructor –2006 ‐ present  National Society of Black Engineers, 1991 – present.  New Detroit – The Coalition, Board of Trustees, 2009 – present 

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DARA T. MUNSON 6624 Bellows Court│ West Bloomfield, MI 48322│248.632.0262 President and CEO Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit

Dara T. Munson became president and chief executive officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit in May 2007, and took on the role of leading one of the nation’s oldest and largest mentoring organizations serving Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties. A seasoned nonprofit executive whose career has focused on the needs of at-risk children, Dara is passionate about serving youth and lives it every day. She has been a mentor through Big Brothers Big Sisters since June 2005. Immediately upon her appointment as CEO, Dara focused on raising the awareness for the need for mentors by launching the 100 Mentors in 100 Days Campaign and mobilizing the African-American Greek community to participate in the movement resulting in more male mentors becoming involved. The Campaign is duplicated across the United States. Before joining Big Brothers Big Sisters, Dara worked in the criminal justice and juvenile justice fields. She served in several capacities with the United Way for Southeastern Michigan, including senior director of Resource Investment and Community Partnerships, responsible for the management of local offices throughout the tricounty area. Recently appointed to the Eastern Michigan University Board Foundation Board of Trustees, Dara is a member of the Wayne State University President’s Advisory Council. She is a past member of the State of Michigan Board of Social Work. She has served on the board of directors for Alternative for Girls. Other civic memberships include the Michigan Women’s Foundation, The Hospice of Michigan, S.E. Michigan Regional Advisory Board and Open Arms Grieving Children’s Program. A graduate of Leadership Detroit, she is a member of Detroit Young Professionals, Detroit Regional Young Professionals and a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated-Lambda Pi Omega Chapter as well as The Renaissance Chapter of the Links, Incorporated. In addition to receiving the 2012 Women and Leadership in the Workplace award in the Shooting Star category from Michigan Business and Professional Association, she was also named one of Diversity MBA Magazine’s 2011 Diverse Executive and Emerging Leaders, which targets women and multicultural professionals in corporate American. Dara also received the Inspirational Leadership Award from the Inaugural Leadership Detroit Awards. The event establishes a new way to highlight the impact that Leadership Detroit graduates are making in the community. 2010 Michigan Chronicle Woman of Excellence and a recipient of the 2010 Eastern Michigan University Alumni Association Achievement Award, Dara was a 2009 honoree of Crain’s Detroit Business 40 Under 40. Additionally, she has been honored with the Braylon Edwards Foundation Champion in You Service Award, the Excellence in Mentoring Award from 100 Black Men of Greater Detroit, the Vanguard Award from the Detroit Young Professionals and the Molina Healthcare of Michigan Community Champions Award. A native Detroiter, Dara is a graduate of Cass Technical High School. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Eastern Michigan University and a Master of Science Degree in Public Administration from Central Michigan University. She lives in West Bloomfield and has one daughter, age 14.


D A R A T . M U N S O N , B S , M PA 248.632.0262 (c)  Dara.Munson@gmail.com

SEASONED EXECUTIVE; NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS Accomplished executive offering an impressive 15-year background in the direction, leadership and management of major nonprofit organizations and community initiatives, with advanced educational training in public administration, communications, human relations, funding and collective impact collaborations. Native Detroiter with unyielding passion for community.  Excellent communication, organization and analytical skills. Cultivate long-term commitments and develop winning teams capable of taking operations to the next level of achievement. Provide cohesive leadership and direction. Organize and coordinate major events, manage significant financial resources, and control budgets up to $1.5 million.  Computer proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), social media platforms, and the Internet. 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE  Nonprofit Organization Management  Budget Forecasting & Administration

 Strategic Planning & Implementation  Media, Public & Community Relations

 Staff/Volunteer Training/Mobilization  Committee Support & Participation

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit, Detroit, MI

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit (BBBSMD) has been serving children in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties since the 1930s. Annually, the agency serves 1200+ youth and their families; matching individuals with mentors on a one-to-one basis. BBBSMD works in the community as well as school-based settings with programs in over 20 schools throughout Metropolitan Detroit.

PRESIDENT & CEO 2007 - Present  Direct agency operations, raising the profile of BBSMD and creating solid working partnerships with community, corporate, faith-based, education and municipal leaders to help change the life trajectory of area youth in need.  Supervise a professional team of 20 staff members, and mobilize Board of Directors, Ambassador Board of young professionals, and over 1200 volunteers as advocates for community’s youth.  Control an annual operating budget of $1.5M and direct development of all financial, facilities and operational plans. Monitor budget activity. Guide development of organization’s financial and technological systems. Measure and communicate financial outcomes on quantitative and qualitative performance indicators.  Recruit and develop highly qualified board members and engage Board of Directors to leverage and secure resources, contribute expertise, and provide strategic guidance on short and long-term goals.  Drive funding. Secure grants, donations and contributions to satisfy annual operating budget. Lead strategic fund development plan, identifying and securing donors, prospects and short and long-term diversified funding sources.  Drive and monitor program excellence through performance metrics. Participate in operational improvement initiatives at the national level and implement programmatic innovations, best practices and quality standards. Adapt standards and practices at the local level, with an emphasis on service delivery and child safety.  Recruit and cultivate individuals passionate about the organization’s goals, objectives and achievements, with a strong commitment to continual improvement and excellence in service and a dedication to raising public awareness.  Create productive, beneficial relationships with local media outlets and media representatives (television, radio, local events and online mediums). Featured guest on numerous radio and television shows. SELECTED ACHIEVEMENTS  Strategy & Planning: Led organization through a 3-year strategic planning process to refocus and reprogram efforts; attracting additional revenue, securing a greater number of male volunteers, and increasing agency profile. Program and its quality focus became the model for the national Big Brothers Big Sisters of America network.  Board Development: Cultivated a stellar Board of Directors that proactively lead, prospect and cultivate major donors. Launched Ambassador Board; engaging young professionals in mentor recruitment, fundraising and awareness.  Staff Leadership: Built top-caliber teams and individuals capable of taking the organization to the next level of success, and led process improvements at all levels of staffing; maintaining a gold star standard of mentoring.  Fund Development: Built and cultivated a solid donor base of individual, corporate, foundation and public segments. Personally nurtured relationships with key donor segments based on mission, program outcomes, and sound fiscal management; increasing foundation and grant contributions by $300,000 in 3 years.  Program Management & Development: Successfully launched new ‘Sports Buddies’ initiative securing $400K in funding and reducing the wait time for boys from 218 to 136 days in less than a year. Created significant initiatives focused on communities of color.  Finance & Infrastructure: Successfully grew/managed all financial resources. Reduced annual expenses by $150K.  Outreach & Media Engagement: Increased male mentor involvement by 18%. Created and launched ‘100 Mentors in 100 Days’ annual media blitz campaign; now a national best practice model. Featured guest on radio and television programs such as Comcast Newsmakers (CNN), American Black Journal (WTVS TV 56), The Big Story (WJR AM 760), and Inside Detroit (WCHB AM 1200), the Craig Fahle Show (WDET) among others. United Way for Southeastern Michigan, Detroit, MI

Provides funding to health and human service agencies and programs in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties.

SENIOR DIRECTOR ; RESOURCE I NVESTMENT & COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

2005 - 2007


Provided strategic direction and oversight of all four area offices in Detroit, Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. Executed Agenda for Change programs and supervised all staff and volunteer efforts. Actively raised special funding and advanced organization’s direction to achieve greater community awareness and support.

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Managed a $5M annual departmental operating budget. Tracked and analyzed costs, and prepared annual forecasts. Hired, coached, trained and developed personnel, and determined salaries and promotions. Built a highly qualified team charged with execution of organization’s new Agenda for Change at the local and community levels.  Drove attainment of agency and organizational community impact goals at every level of the department. Evaluated progresses, processes and procedures and implemented practice improvements and solutions. SELECTED ACHIEVEMENTS  Significantly improved agency operations and led the successful launch of the Agenda for Change.  Kicked of the Blended Funding initiative and built collaboration with 15 organizations currently leveraging over $1.2M per year to increase the capacity of participating agencies. Partners are presently serving 1,000 youth.  

DIRECTOR; DETROIT AREA OFFICE 2003 - 2005  Directed the day-to-day operations of 4 local area offices. Supervised a top-caliber team of area office directors and managers involved in execution of community impact initiatives and other projects.  Recruited qualified board members and built 4 board level committees to provide strategic direction at the local and community levels. Drove development of signature initiatives, including relationship building, strategic investments and issue awareness with the community and organization. Maintained a strong local public presence.  Planned and facilitated fund development strategies with a focus on leadership giving. SELECTED ACHIEVEMENTS  Secured an unprecedented $296K government contract leveraged on a $1M investment for intensive services impacting over 300 at-risk youth. Program was highly successfully and very well received, and has enjoyed significant growth.  Launched the Virgil H. Carr Truancy Prevention Initiative impacting students in 5 schools in Southwest Detroit. DIRECTOR; AGENCY RELATIONS 2001 - 2003  Directed grant making activities for over 100 grantee agencies.  Executed program allocation, staffing, technical support, outcome measurement and stewardship of funds to grantee agencies. Fostered strong working relationships and built consensus with funded agency executives, organizational constituents and community partners around common goals. Participated in public speaking engagements.  Analyzed management, fiscal practices and programs promoting health and wellness aimed at empowering neighborhoods, strengthening families and nurturing children and youth.  Trained grantee agency program staff in outcome measurement, use of funds and goal achievement.  Ensured quality stewardship of contributions through annual budget reviews, and program and fiscal evaluations.  Launched special grants processes including volunteer management, grant making and program monitoring. Granted and monitored over $1M million in special grants annually. SELECTED ACHIEVEMENTS  Generated more than $3M annually through planned agency-related activities for the Combined Federal Campaign and State Employees Combined Campaign. Black Family Development, Inc., Detroit, MI

Nonprofit, privately-held family counseling agency promoting and providing quality social work services throughout the Detroit area in a culturally-relevant and culturally-sensitive format.

CARE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM SUPERVISOR / CLINICAL I NTAKE COORDINATOR 1999 - 2001  Managed and supervise clinical and case management personnel to ensure the effective delivery of juvenile justice services. Served as a liaison to the Wayne County Department of Community Justice and the Third Circuit Court.  Prepared and submitted comprehensive reporting, and maintained case records with legal and clinical accuracy.  Assisted with program financial management and developed procedures to sustain efficient flow of daily operations.  Ensured professional services were utilized to support youth accountability, community safety and agency/program mission. Personally worked with juvenile clients and their families to ensure progression of treatment plan goals and family reunification. Tracked client activities and outcome achievement to demonstrate program efficacy.  Created and implemented general client intake and follow-up procedures to determine program eligibility and service coordination. Designed a database for client intake tracking. Established procedures that encouraged service provider collaboration and provided access to external resources.  Represented agency at workshops and exhibitions and partnered with external community based organizations. SELECTED ACHIEVEMENTS  Launched the extremely successful Care Management System initiative aimed at reducing juvenile incarceration by providing adjudicated youth with clinical, family, educational and other intensive support and resource services.  Built and supervised a top-caliber and highly empowered team of 7 case managers and 1 clinical social worker. Wayne County Department of Community Justice, Detroit, MI

Created by Police Chief Warren Evans, department designed and executed jail diversion programs and provided opportunities for inmates to complete necessary treatment and services while incarcerated.

SCREENING & REFERRAL SPECIALIST

1996 - 1999


Interviewed sentenced inmates and determined substance abuse treatment needs and community-based program eligibility. Prepared and submitted court petitions, and performed detailed intake evaluations and needs assessments.  Served as liaison between the court, Wayne County Jail and program staff.  Developed departmental activity flowchart in cooperation with Wayne County Jail staff, Michigan Department of Corrections, Recorders Court and community based agencies. 

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D A R A T. M U N S O N, B S , M P A

EDUCATION & CAREER TRAINING Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI  MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ADMINISTRATION  PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

1999

Research Methods in Administration; Financial Analysis, Planning & Control; Integrative Analysis of Administration; Applied Research Project in Administration; Organizational Dynamics & Human Behavior; Effective Administration & Organizational Behavior; Strategic Planning; Environments in Administration; Marketing Administration; Diversity & Multiculturalism in the Workplace; American Public Policy Making; Labor Relations

Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI  BACHELOR OF SCIENCE  CRIMINAL JUSTICE

1996

Dale Carnegie, Detroit, MI  EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS AND HUMAN RELATIONS /SKILLS FOR SUCCESS

2004

American Government; General Psychology; Sociology; Social Problems; Criminal Justice Credits; Criminology; Corrections; Juvenile Delinquency; White Collar Crime; Policing in Society; Violence & Society; Deviance & Society; Sociological Research; Cultural Anthropology; U.S. Racial & Cultural Minorities; Complex Organizations; Law & Society; Criminal Law II

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS     

Oakland University, Women Rock Dinner Michigan State University, Black Student Alliance, Legends Tea Featured Speaker Oakland University, Leadership and Technology Conference Presenter Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, Lambda Pi Omega Chapter, Founder’s Day, Featured Speaker Eastern Michigan University, Greek Convocation

2012 2011 2010 2010 2009

ASSOCIATIONS & AFFILIATIONS              

The Links, Incorporated, Renaissance Chapter Fellow; Harvard Business School Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management Member; Detroit Young Professionals Member; Fusion Detroit Regional Young Professionals Member; United Way Leadership Next Team African-American Engagement Executive Committee; Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Mentor; Big Brothers Big Sisters Mini Grants Committee; Michigan Women’s Foundation Governor’s Appointee; State Board of Social Work Detroit Regional Chamber Leadership Detroit Graduate Board Member; Development Committee Chair; Alternatives for Girls Grieving Children’s Program Advisory Committee; Open Arms Fund Development Chair, Open Arms Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

2011 2009 2008 - Present 2008 - Present 2007 - Present 2007 - Present 2005 - Present 2004 - Present 2007 2006 2005 - 2007 2000 - 2004 2002 - 2003 1992 - Present

AWARDS & RECOGNITION          

Independent Sector, American Express NGen Fellowship Detroit Regional Chamber, Leadership Detroit Inspirational Leader Award Diversity MBA Magazine, Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive & Emerging Leaders Eastern Michigan University Alumna Achievement Award Named ‘Woman of Excellence’ by the Michigan Chronicle Crain’s Detroit Business 40 Under 40 Honoree Molina Healthcare of Michigan Community Champions Award Vanguard Award from the Detroit Young Professionals Braylon Edwards Foundation Champion in You Service Award Excellence in Mentoring Award from 100 Black Men of Greater Detroit

2012 2011 2011 2010 2010 2009 2009 2009 2008 2008


Lesley  Esters  Redwine  is  the  Chief  Executive  Officer  of  New  Urban  Learning,  a  charter  management  organization  in  Detroit.  Prior  to  joining  New  Urban  Learning,  in  2005  Lesley  joined  Achievement  First,  also  a  charter  management  organization,  operating  20  schools  in  NY  and  CT.  As  Vice  President  of  External  Relations,  Lesley  was  a  valued  senior  leader  and  visible  spokesperson  for  the  organization,  managing new school and site development, authorizer relations and compliance, student admissions,  governance,  legislative  relations  and  parent  advocacy  for  Achievement  First’s  Brooklyn  geography.  Previously,  Lesley  served  as  president  and  CEO  of  the  New  York  Chapter  of  the  Black  Alliance  for  Educational Options. Prior to BAEO, Lesley served as a project director at Agenda for Children Tomorrow  (ACT),  a  multi‐million  dollar  community‐collaborative  project  in  the  South  Bronx.  In  2000,  Lesley  was  selected to the National Urban Fellows where she served as special assistant to a member of the former  New  York  City  Board  of  Education.  She  has  also  served  as  a  policy  analyst  at  The  After  School  Corporation and an adjunct professor in nonprofit management at City College in New York City. Lesley  is  also  an  attorney,  and  formerly  worked  at  Lewis  &  Munday,  P.C.  and  in  a  private  criminal  defense  practice. Lesley earned her B.A. from University of Michigan; J.D. from University of Detroit Mercy; and  M.P.A. from Baruch College's School of Public Affairs. Lesley’s greatest joy is her family which includes  her daughter, Ellison, and husband, Eric. 


LESLEY ESTERS REDWINE  1211 Willow Lane  Birmingham, Michigan 48009  313. 949.7276 • lredwine@newurbanlearning.org   Experience    2011‐Present  NEW URBAN LEARNING   DETROIT, MI    Chief Executive Officer. Lead and manage a growing, high‐quality nonprofit charter management organization in    Detroit. New Urban Learning currently operates University YES Academy, a growing K‐12 network of schools.         2005‐2011  ACHIEVEMENT FIRST  BROOKLYN, NY     Vice President of External Relations NY. Senior CMO leader responsible for leading network support team and  external relations team by managing key relationships in the areas of private philanthropy; leads new school growth,    expansion, and site selection; board governance and engagement; charter compliance and renewal; new student  admissions; parent advocacy and community engagement in a fast‐growing, high‐performing charter school  management organization in NY and CT.   > Secured approval for seven charters in New York State  > Member of leadership team to set strategy, vision  > Recruited 3,500 families to attend Brooklyn schools  for CMO scaling to serve 12,000 students  > Manages governance and six boards of trustees   > Negotiates facilities with Department of Education    > Manages all authorizer relationships &  > Supports ten principals in Brooklyn network  compliance  > Thought‐leader to national CMO’s and charter schools  > Raised over $20MM in private philanthropy  > Manages a team of six talented individuals  > Leads public speaking & media relations in NYC  2003‐2004  BLACK ALLIANCE FOR EDUCATIONAL OPTIONS (BAEO – NYC)  NEW YORK, NY    President and CEO, New York City. Led start‐up emerging member‐based nonprofit focused on school choice  initiatives.   > Developed organization’s annual strategic plan    > Increased membership for New York chapter   2002‐2003  AGENDA FOR CHILDREN TOMORROW  NEW YORK, NY     Project Director. Developed feasibility study for a multi‐year, multi‐million dollar initiative in the South Bronx.   > Developed proposal that raised $8MM for project.    > Built coalition of 50+ community stakeholders     2001‐2002  THE AFTER‐SCHOOL CORPORATION (TASC)  NEW YORK, NY     Policy Analyst. Conducted research and analysis to support the use of a $25 million challenge grant from George  Soros’ Open Society Institute for over 200 after‐school programs in New York State.   > Provided technical assistance to local and national partners    > Researched and wrote policy briefs 

  

2000‐2001  NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION  NEW YORK, NY     Special Assistant to Board Member. Assisted board member with setting policy for 1.1million student school system.    > Developed first‐ever system‐wide parent policy  > Briefed board member on policy issues and resolved    constituent issues  DETROIT, MI  1996‐1999  JEROME P. BARNEY & ASSOCIATES, P.C.  Law Clerk. Drafted motions and briefs, trial preparation, client interviews, and depositions in state and federal trials.   1997‐1999  DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS  DETROIT, MI     Conflict Resolution & Peer Mediation Trainer. Taught over 2,500 students, K‐12, in conflict resolution and peer mediation  programs focused on reducing violence at targeted DPS schools. 

1993‐1995  DETROIT REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE  DETROIT, MI     Project Coordinator. Managed Detroit Compact, a pre‐college access program at William H. Taft Middle School.     Education  2000‐2001   BARUCH COLLEGE – SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS  M.P.A., Nonprofit Management      1995‐1998  UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT‐MERCY SCHOOL OF LAW 

NEW YORK, NY    DETROIT, MI 

J.D. 

    1990‐1993   UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN  B.A., English Literature   

  ANN ARBOR, MI 


Community  Service &  Affiliations 

Crain’s Detroit Business 40 Under 40 Award, 2012  Leadership Detroit XXXIV  New York State Bar, Member   National Alliance of Charter School Attorneys, Member  National Urban Fellows, Awarded competitive, national full‐tuition fellowship that each year trains 28 individuals for public service.  Community Board 2, Board Member (Brooklyn Heights, Fort Green, Clinton Hill and Downtown Brooklyn communities)  Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Delta Rho Omega Chapter  America’s Leaders of Change, Selected to participate in national management & leadership program  

Conferences &  Committees 

Personal       

Excellent Schools Detroit, Leadership Advisory Council (2012)  Selected  to  serve  on  a  panel  of  school  and  district  leaders  to  support  leadership  develop  program  for  current  and  emerging school leaders    America’s Leaders of Change (2010)  Selected to participate in a national program aimed at minority executive leaders in the nonprofit sector    Guest Speaker, Ruth Cardoso Institute, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2010)  Served as a guest lecturer at a conference to discuss education reform and issues in America – published article    Walton Family Foundation, Leadership Development Fellow (Charter Schools) (2010)  Participated as a charter school executive in a leadership development program    Board Member, Achievement First Apollo Charter School (2009‐2012)  Founding  board  member  and  organizational  appointee  of  charter  school  board  in  the  East  New  York  section  of  Brooklyn.    Conference Speaker, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Conference (2008 and 2009)  Led panel discussions at conferences to discuss high‐quality charter schools and parent engagement    Board Member, Community Board 2, (2008‐2011)  Appointed community board member in Downtown Brooklyn neighborhoods serving on the health and environmental  services committee    Selection Committee, National Urban Fellows (2002‐2005)  Served  as  a  member  of  the  selection  committee  for  National  Urban  Fellows  and  served  as  an  advisor  to  program  committee for the selection of program and faculty    Fellow, National Urban Fellows, New York City (2000)  Selected of 28 leaders in national leadership program for emerging nonprofit leaders    Enjoys travel, gourmet cooking, photography, entertaining, political debate, and tennis.   


Jennifer R. Smith Executive Director Boys Hope Girls Hope of Detroit Jennifer Smith serves as the Executive Director of Boys Hope Girls Hope of Detroit, a national, youth-serving, non-profit that provides access to first-class education and stability to motivated, underserved youth through residential and community-based programs. Ms. Smith has over 12 years of experience in community relations and philanthropy management. She joins BHGH Detroit from Charter One Bank of Michigan where she worked as Assistant Vice President, Community Affairs Manager. In this role, her core responsibility was providing oversight to the Charter One Foundation as well as creating and executing signature community relations initiatives on behalf of the organization. Prior to Charter One Bank, Ms. Smith was the Director of Community Relations/Multicultural Marketing for Pepsi Bottling Group (now known as Pepsi Beverages Company), the world’s largest manufacturer, seller and distributor of beverages within the Pepsi portfolio. As Multicultural Manager, Ms. Smith was responsible for developing and driving the business unit strategy for multicultural marketing programs in Southeastern Michigan with a targeted emphasis on Detroit. She was also responsible for the management of local community partnerships, charitable giving and special events for PBG Detroit. Ms. Smith welcomed the world to Detroit for Super Bowl XL serving as Community Relations Manager for the Detroit Super Bowl XL Host Committee in conjunction with the National Football League before joining the team at Pepsi. A native of Detroit, Ms. Smith is a proud alumnus of Grambling State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication-Public Relations. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Sports Management from Georgia State University. Issues concerning youth and education are particular focus areas for Ms. Smith’s personal community volunteer efforts. She contributes to various community organizations in the metropolitan Detroit area and serves on the Board for Communities in Schools of Detroit. Ms. Smith was recently appointed to the Governing Council of Detroit Collegiate Preparatory High School. She also serves as a mentor through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.


JENNIFER R. SMITH 6533 East Jefferson, #133E ďƒş Detroit, Michigan 48207 ďƒş 313.333.2771 jennifer48235@gmail.com BACKGROUND SUMMARY Philanthropy Management Non-profit, Corporate Partnerships Community Programming Event Planning & Execution Media Relations

CAREER HISTORY Boys Hope Girls Hope of Michigan Executive Director

Detroit, Michigan January 2011-present

Formulates annual budget with Treasurer for approval by the Board of Directors, approves expenditures, and expenses and income to maintain operations within all budget categories. Responsible for effectively working with the Board of Directors and Development Committee to: 1) develop and implement an income plan for necessary operational, capital, and endowment funds, 2) motivate volunteers to participate in all fundraising efforts; 3) utilize those volunteers for various campaigns and, 4) ensure effective communications between the Executive Director’s office and the volunteers. Responsible for affiliates compliance with regulations and standards for Federal 501(c)3 and state tax-exempt status and with state fundraising regulations. Oversee the Program Director and Academic Coordinator, including regular performance evaluations, to ensure that the program is run in accordance with Boys Hope Girls Hope policies and in compliance with local licensing standards and regulations. Ensure that a positive relationship is maintained with licensing authority. Responsible for developing, maintaining, and communicating a consistent public image of the organization in accordance with national marketing guidelines. Creates and implements marketing plans targeting donors, referral sources, and the general public (this includes newsletters, brochures, website, news releases, and informational mailings).

Charter One Bank Assistant Vice President, Community Affairs Manager

Southfield, Michigan March 2009-January 2011

Provide strategic oversight and execution of the Charter One Foundation, including relationshipbuilding with local non-profit organizations. Management of Foundation budget and online grantmaking process. Preparation and facilitation of monthly charitable contributions committee meetings. Execution of signature company community programs, including Sumer Vacation from Hunger, Charter One Lunch Buddies program, and Champions in Action.

Pepsi Bottling Group (now known as Pepsi Beverages Company) Detroit, Michigan Multicultural Marketing September 2007-February 2009 Develop and execute marketing programs for key retail customers that target multicultural consumers. Responsible for administration and allocation of multicultural budget. Leverage multicultural programming to help support community agenda. Work closely with outside creative agency on the development of all program artwork. Development and execution of events targeting urban consumers while leveraging the Pepsi brand. Provide cross-functional leadership within organization related to multicultural marketing. Align and influence sales team and senior management on multicultural marketing objectives. Work closely with local media (radio) on execution of brand merchandising kits. *Also performing duties related to Community Relations role


Jennifer R. Smith

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Pepsi Bottling Group (now known as Pepsi Beverages Company) Detroit, Michigan Director, Community Relations March 2006-August 2007 Created and executed community relations and corporate giving strategy for Southeastern Michigan. Created and strengthened relationships with key community leaders, consumer/trade groups and businesses on behalf of Pepsi. Responsible for administration and allocation of local community relations budget. Execution of and employee recruitment for BIG BET community outreach initiatives...Diamond Scholars, KaBOOM! and Habitat for Humanity. Responsible for communicating community outreach success to all levels of the organization. Served as primary Business Unit contact the PBG Foundation headquarters team. Served as Pepsi Community Ambassador for local market. Reviewed, assessed and activated sponsorship opportunities. Wrote press releases for local media coverage of outreach initiatives as needed. Developed tracking system for all community funding and product donations given. Responsible for fostering environment of volunteerism within organization.

Detroit Super Bowl XL Host Committee Community Relations Manager

Detroit, Michigan December 2004-March 2006

Created Host Committee signature community relations initiative, Super Reading, reaching 8,000 Detroit Public School students. Presented localized Super Bowl plan to area businesses and community organizations. Created and executed events to supplement community relations initiatives. Worked closely with Vice President of External Affairs on all community and government relations efforts. Assisted in the development and execution of the NFL’s local Emerging Business Program and Y.E.T. Center. Assisted the NFL in identifying local organizations for all League outreach initiatives. Provided key community updates to Community Relations Advisory Committee.

Why Not Sports, Inc. Director, Programs & Special Events

Atlanta, Georgia September 2001-December 2004

Oversaw execution of Field Goals & Assists program in over 25 Atlanta Public Schools. Worked closely with CEO to help secure official Super Bowl sanctioned status from the National Football League for youth event, Sports Career Expo (SCE). Responsible for event production for SCE in Houston, Texas and Los Angeles, California. Worked closely with event sponsors on all fulfillment areas.

EDUCATION Georgia State University Master of Science, Sports Management

*NCAA Women’s Enhancement Scholar for Post-Graduate Studies

Grambling State University Bachelor of Arts, Mass Communication (Public Relations) *Presidential Scholar

Atlanta, Georgia 2001

Grambling, Louisiana 1997

CURRENT BOARD/ORGANIZATION AFFILIATIONS Communities in Schools-Detroit (Board Member) Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. (Member) Detroit Collegiate Prep High School (Member of the DPS Governing Council) Wayne State University (Office of the President)-Community Advisory Committee

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Detroit (“BIG”) Dream Academy- creates and supports educational options for youth aging out of foster care (Mentor)

AWARDS/RECOGNITION 2008 Woman of Excellence Honoree-Michigan Chronicle Featured in 2008 photo gallery exhibit entitled “Women of a New Tribe”- Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History


2012 Detroit Non-Profit Executives