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Meet the Board of Directors

Behind the scenes, fueling our mission with passion and expertise, is our incredible team! Dive into this page and get to know the diverse minds and vibrant personalities who make things tick.  From our resident coaching wizards to creativity champions and dedicated support heroes, you'll discover the faces and stories that breathe life into our vision.  Click around and explore, we can't wait to introduce you to the family that makes it all possible!

Desirnai’ Hicks

Board of Directors

Desirnai’ Hicks is a development, marketing and communications professional with over 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector.  She is an established Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).  Desirnai’ received a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from Howard University and a Master of Arts in Advertising and Public Relations from Michigan State University. She is also a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

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Philip D. Whitfield

Board of Directors

Dynamic leader with 20+ years of progressively responsible management experience in the areas of Accounting and Finance.  Excellent analytical, technical and auditing skills including proficiency in GAAP, GASB, and OMB regulations and standards.  Philip currently serves as the Finance Director for the City of Ferndale, Michigan.  He graduated from PennWest Edinboro, Pennsylvania and Philip is an active member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

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Lavar Drummond, Ed.S., LLPC

Board of Directors

He was born in Jamaica and raised in the city of Detroit. He graduated from Cooley high school, and earned several higher education degrees.  He is notable for his professionalism as an Educator, Licensed Counselor, and Author.  Lavar holds degrees from Oakland Community College, Ferris State University, Oakland University, Eastern Michigan University, and Wayne State University.  He’s an active member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated.
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Open Positions

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