Wayne State University

2015-16 Detroit Equity Action Lab Cohort

Cohort members 2015-16

Hanifa Adjuman of Detroit
Hanifa Adjuman of Detroit

Education and Outreach Director
Detroit Black Community Food Security Network

Rasha Almulaiki of Dearborn
Rasha Almulaiki of Dearborn

Co-founder
Z Collective

Rabbi Alana Alpert of Detroit
Rabbi Alana Alpert of Detroit

Director
Detroit Jews for Justice

Rhonda Anderson of Detroit
Rhonda Anderson of Detroit

Senior Organizing Representative
Sierra Club

Agustin Arbulu of Birmingham
Agustin Arbulu of Birmingham

Executive
Medical Services of Detroit

Kate Baker of Ferndale
Kate Baker of Ferndale

Managing Director
Detroit Historical Society

Anthony Benavides of Detroit
Anthony Benavides of Detroit

Director
Clark Park Coalition

Shane Bernardo of Detroit
Shane Bernardo of Detroit

Facilitator
Detroit Asian Youth Project
Outreach Coordinator
Earthworks Urban Farm/Capuchin Soup Kitchen

Dustin Block of Grosse Pointe Woods
Dustin Block of Grosse Pointe Woods

Detroit/Lansing Editor
MLive Media Group

Kibibi Blount-Dorn of Detroit
Kibibi Blount-Dorn of Detroit

Program Manager
Detroit Food Policy Council

Marifer Calleja of Harper Woods
Marifer Calleja of Harper Woods

Liaison Officer
Wayne County

Piper Carter of Detroit
Piper Carter of Detroit

Owner and Founder 
The Foundation of Women in Hip Hop

Dessa Cosma of Detroit
Dessa Cosma of Detroit

Executive Director
Economic Justice Alliance of Michigan

Lacy Dawson of Detroit
Lacy Dawson of Detroit

Detroit Field Director
Michigan Voice

LaNesha DeBardelaben of Detroit
LaNesha DeBardelaben of Detroit

Vice President of Assessment and Community Engagement
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Bryce Detroit of Detroit
Bryce Detroit of Detroit

Co-founder
Detroit Afrikan Music Institution

Alicia Farris of Detroit
Alicia Farris of Detroit

State Director 
Restaurant Opportunities Center of Michigan

Nickole Fox of Madison Heights
Nickole Fox of Madison Heights

Director of Health Education and Prevention
American Indian Health and Family Services

Ayesha Ghazi of Ann Arbor
Ayesha Ghazi of Ann Arbor

President
American Citizens for Justice

Sunil Joy of Royal Oak
Sunil Joy of Royal Oak

Data and Policy Analyst
The Education Trust – Midwest

Randy LeBar of Trenton
Randy LeBar of Trenton

Case Manager
American Indian Services Inc.

 Jenny Lee of Detroit
Jenny Lee of Detroit

Executive Director 
Allied Media Projects

Lisa Leverette of Detroit
Lisa Leverette of Detroit

Director
Community Connections Grant Program

Monica Lewis-Patrick of Detroit
Monica Lewis-Patrick of Detroit

Director of Community Outreach and Engagement
We the People of Detroit

Adela Nieves of Detroit
Adela Nieves of Detroit

Co-founder and Traditional Community Health Practitioner 
Detroit Community Health Collective

Julie Phenis of Detroit
Julie Phenis of Detroit

Project Manager
Focus: HOPE

Taurean Thomas of Detroit
Taurean Thomas of Detroit

SerMetro/Youthbuild

Akua Woolbright of Detroit
Akua Woolbright of Detroit

Board Member
Detroit Black Community Food Security Network

Facilitators 2015-16

Lila Cabbil of Detroit
Lila Cabbil of Detroit

President Emeritus
Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development

Glen Harris of New York City
Glen Harris of New York City

President
Center for Social Inclusion

Simran Noor of New York City
Simran Noor of New York City

Director, Policy & Strategy
Center for Social Inclusion

Yusef Shakur of Detroit
Yusef Shakur of Detroit

President
Yusef Bunchy Shakur Consulting LLC

Staff 2015-16

Marti Knight
Marti Knight

Office Services Clerk
​Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights

Eliza Qualls Perez-Ollin
Eliza Qualls Perez-Ollin

Project Coordinator
Detroit Equity Action Lab

Advocating for justice, serving the community, revitalizing Detroit and Michigan