Wayne State University

2014-15 Detroit Equity Action Lab Cohort

Cohort members

Andrea Brown of Ann Arbor
Andrea Brown of Ann Arbor

Executive Director
Michigan Association of Planning, a chapter of the American Planning Association

Linda S. Campbell of Detroit
Linda S. Campbell of Detroit

Project Team Member
Building Movement Detroit/People’s Platform

Dan Carmody of Detroit
Dan Carmody of Detroit

President
Eastern Market Corp.

William Copeland of Detroit
William Copeland of Detroit

Climate Justice Director
East Michigan Environmental Action Council
Local Coordinator
Word & World
Coordinator
Universidad Sin Fronteras, Detroit campus

The Rev. Michail T. Curro of Shelby Township
The Rev. Michail T. Curro of Shelby Township

Executive Director
Interfaith Center for Racial Justice

Shamyle Maya Dobbs of Detroit
Shamyle Maya Dobbs of Detroit

Director of Education and Outreach
Michigan Community Resources

Rachid Elabed of Dearborn Heights
Rachid Elabed of Dearborn Heights

Advocacy and Civic Engagement Specialist
Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services

Mark Fancher of Pittsfield Township
Mark Fancher of Pittsfield Township

Staff Attorney
Racial Justice Project of the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan

Fay Givens of Grosse Ile
Fay Givens of Grosse Ile

Executive Director
American Indian Services

Ponsella Hardaway of Southfield
Ponsella Hardaway of Southfield

Executive Director
Metropolitan Organizing Strategy Enabling Strength

Roland Hwang of Northville
Roland Hwang of Northville

Commissioner
Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission

Guadalupe G. Lara of Allen Park
Guadalupe G. Lara of Allen Park

Director
Consortium of Hispanic Agencies

Bettie Kay McGowan of Grosse Ile
Bettie Kay McGowan of Grosse Ile

Adjunct Professor
Eastern Michigan University

Jayesh Patel of Birmingham
Jayesh Patel of Birmingham

Executive Director and Managing Attorney
Street Democracy

Tonya Myers Phillips of Detroit
Tonya Myers Phillips of Detroit

Staff Attorney
Michigan Legal Services

Sonia Plata of Melvindale
Sonia Plata of Melvindale

Program Manager
New Detroit

Miguel Pope of Detroit
Miguel Pope of Detroit

Board President
Mount Elliott Business & Community Association

Angela Reyes of Detroit
Angela Reyes of Detroit

Executive Director
Detroit Hispanic Development Corp.

Christine Sauve of Detroit
Christine Sauve of Detroit

Welcoming Michigan Coordinator
Michigan Immigrant Rights Center

Sarida Scott of Detroit
Sarida Scott of Detroit

Executive Director
Community Development Advocates of Detroit

Kim Sherobbi of Detroit
Kim Sherobbi of Detroit

Community Practitioner
Boggs Center

Leslie Smith of Deerfield Township
Leslie Smith of Deerfield Township

President and CEO
TechTown Detroit

Stacey Stevens of Berkley
Stacey Stevens of Berkley

Race2Equity Program Manager
Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion

Matthew Jaber Stiffler of Ann Arbor
Matthew Jaber Stiffler of Ann Arbor

Research and Content Manager
Arab American National Museum

Dawud Walid of Detroit
Dawud Walid of Detroit

Executive Director
Council on American-Islamic Relations, Michigan chapter

Clark Washington of Detroit
Clark Washington of Detroit

Board Member and Treasurer
Detroit Action Commonwealth

Gwendolyn Winston of Detroit
Gwendolyn Winston of Detroit

Organizer, Race2Equity Project
Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion

Facilitators

Lauren Hood
Lauren Hood
Lila Cabbil
Lila Cabbil
Matthew Freeman
Matthew Freeman
Terry Whitfield
Terry Whitfield

Staff

David Campt
David Campt

Lead Subject Matter Expert

Eliza Qualls Perez-Ollin
Eliza Qualls Perez-Ollin

Project Coordinator
Detroit Equity Action Lab

Marti Knight
Marti Knight

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

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