Board of Directors and Staff 2017-2018

Honorary Chairs

Elizabeth Brooks
Civic Leader

Stephen Henderson, Editorial Page Editor
Detroit Free Press

Joyce Jenereaux, President & Publisher (retired)
Detroit Free Press/

The Honorable Damon J. Keith, Judge
Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Thomas Linn, Chairman Emeritus
Miller Canfield

Cynthia Pasky, Founder, President and CEO
Strategic Staffing Solutions

Chuck Stokes, Editorial/Public Affairs Director
WXYZ-TV Channel 7

In Memoriam
A. Alfred Taubman, Founding Honorary Chair


Thomas McGinnis, Chair

Paul Anger, Founding and Immediate Past Chair
Detroit Free Press (retired)

Keith Mobley, First Vice Chair
The Auto Club Group

Michael Cheatham, Vice Chair
Comerica Bank

Debora Scola, Secretary

Daniel F. Smith, Treasurer
Ernst & Young LLP


Daniel J. Cherrin, North Coast Strategies

Gary Dembs, NPPN

Ahmad M. Ezzeddine, Ph.D., Wayne State University

Gabrielle George, Doner

Eve Haley, Chair – Program Outcomes Committee
Bosch Community Fund

Tanise Hill, Metro Detroit AFL-CIO

Kendra Howard, Chair – Public Policy Committee
Managing Partner, Sector Connections LLC

Janine Janosky, Ph.D., University of Michigan -Dearborn

Doug Kuiper, Ilitch Holdings, Inc.

Anastasia Minor, Chair – Acceleration Committee
DTE Energy

Robert Shaner, Ph.D., Rochester Community School District

Joni M. Thrower, Jamjomar, Inc.


Hilarie Chambers
Executive Director