The Youth Connection Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Rick Bergquist (Chairman, Board of Directors)

President, Kellerin Equipment Sales, Inc.


Nadine Cook (Vice Chair, Board of Directors / Co‐Chair, Fund Development Committee)

Community Relations, Sponsorships and Events, Ascension


John Landis (Secretary, Board of Directors)

Vice President and Senior Trust Specialist, Credit Union Trust


Grenae Dudley, Ph.D.

President & CEO, The Youth Connection

Board Members

Mike Casey

Owner, Aberdeen Bike & Outdoors


Donna Charles

Co‐Owner, Multi‐Training Systems, LLC


Will Council (*Advisory Board member)

FBI - Detroit FIeld Office


Regina Daniels Thomas

Judge, Third Judicial Circuit Court


Nicole Huddleston

Managing Attorney, Detroit Justice Center


Rhonda Kennedy

Community Activist


Tiffanie Y Lewis

Senior Director, Global HR Technology, Diebold Nixdorf


Florine Mark (*Advisory Board member)

President and Chairman, Board of Directors, The WW Group, Inc.


Brittany Newton

Event Planning and Marketing Specialist, Bodman PLC


Angela Peavy

Executive Director, Genesis Pregnancy Resource Center


Jason Riley, LMSW

Integrated Community Based Services Coordinator, Assured Family Services


Commander Constance M. Slappey

Commander, Detroit Police Department (Retired)


Lori Smelt

Regional Vice President, KBP Foods


Jennifer Sulik

CEO, Go Media LLC

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