Fellows 2015-17

Kalisha Davis

During Fellowship: Director of Community Outreach & Engagement, Detroit Historical Society

Post Fellowship: Director of Community Outreach & Engagement, Detroit Historical Society & Cofounder of ConnecteD: The City-Wide Community Engagement Network 







Susan Dundon

During Fellowship: Business Innovation Director - Youth Energy Squad  EcoWorks

Post Fellowship: Program Officer, Ralph C Wilson Jr. Foundation 







Aaron Goodman

 During Fellowship: Community Engagement Manager, Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD)

Post Fellowship: Community Engagement Director, CDAD







Terryn Hall

During Fellowship: Manager of Strategic Partnerships, Teen HYPE

Post Fellowships: Foundations and Sponsorships Manager, Wellstone Action







Ritchie Harrison

During Fellowship: Community Development Planner, Detroit Riverfront Conservancy

Post Fellowship: Co Director, Great Lakes Leader Academy (MSU Extension)







Joel Howrani Heeres

During Fellowship: Direcrir, Open Data & Analysis City of Detroit Department of Innovation and Technology 

Post Fellowship: Director of Sustainability, City of Detroit







Melvin Henley

During Fellowship: Strategic Initiatives Manager, Detroit Creative Corridor Center

Post Fellowship: Organizational Development Consultant and Strategy Specialist, Nonprofit Enterprise at Work (NEW)







Debra Houghtaling

During Fellowship: Director of Strategy, EcoWorks 

Post Fellowship







Jeffrey Nolish

During Fellowship: Mobility Specialist, City of Detroit, Planning & Development Department 

Post Fellowship: Policy Advisor, Executive Office of Governor Gretchen Whitmer & Intelligence Analyst, Michigan Air National Guard







Martha Potere

During Fellowship: Economic Development Program Manager, Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation 

Post Fellowship: Senior Small Business Strategy Manager, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC)






Brittany Sanders

During Fellowship: Community Engagement Manager, Belle Isle Conservancy

Post Fellowship: Founder, Black Girl MATHgic, LLC







Charla Sanders

During Fellowship: Small Business Program Manager, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC)

Post Fellowship: Real Estate Strategy & Compliance Manager, DEGC







Delphia Simmons

During Fellowship: Passport to Self-Sufficiency Director, Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS)

Post Fellowship: Chief Strategy and Learning Office, COTS







Michael Smith

During Fellowship: Director of Neighborhood Strategies, Invest Detroit 

Post Fellowship: Vice President of Neighborhoods, Invest Detroit







Jeri Stroupe 

During Fellowship: Senior Project Administrator, Office of Economic Development, Wayne State University

Post Fellowship: Associate, NelsonNygaard Consulting Associates 







Leslie Tom

During Fellowship: Chief Sustainability Officer, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Post Fellowship: Chief Sustainability Officer, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History






Patricia White

During Fellowship: Technical Research & Resilence Advisor, Urban Land Institute

Post Fellowship: Technical Research & Resilence Advisor, Urban Land Institute







Shari Williams, Neighborhoods & Operations Program Manager

During Fellowship: Neighborhoods & Operations Program Manager, Detroit Future City

Post Fellowship: Community Partnerships Manager, Detroit Future City







Gracieuse Xavier, Director of Corporate & Economic Development Strategy

During Fellowship: Director of Corporate & Economic Development Strategy, Global Detroit

Post Fellowship: Fellow, Marshall Memorial Fellows