ESD’s supporting coalition (as represented by its Board of Directors) includes diverse organizations affecting change in Detroit and regionally. We are Detroiters by birth and new Detroiters. We live in the city. We live in the metropolitan area. We are allies and we believe in the power of people coming together for our children.
Board of Directors
Tonya Allen, The Skillman Foundation
Sandy Baruah, Detroit Regional Chamber
Ralph Bland, New Paradigm for Education
Sharlonda Buckman, Detroit Parent Network
Veronica Conforme, Education Achievement Authority
Clark Durant, The New Common School Foundation
Lou Glazer, Michigan Future, Inc.
Dr. Herman Gray, United Way for Southeastern Michigan
Roquesha O'Neal, Parent, Osborn Neighborhood Alliance Education Committee
Mark Ornstein, Detroit 90/90
Sherita Smith, Parent, Urban Research Center
Shirley Stancato, New Detroit, Inc.
Doug Bitonti Stewart, Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation
Linda Forte, CEO
For bios, photos, speaking requests, or media inquiries, contact Maria Montoya at 313-285-9156.
Eric Anderson, information systems and technology
Bernita Bradley, community engagement/outreach manager
Walter Cook, data and research manager
Kinyatta Cooper, receptionist
Ashley Johnson, director of collective impact
Maria Montoya, director of communications and partnerships
Shawness Woods-Zende, E3 master coach