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)

Wealth Advisor and Senior Vice President, The Bank of Birmingham


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


Terri Tabor Conerway

Great Lakes Water Authority

Chief Organizational Development Director, Great Lakes Water Authority


Regina Daniels Thomas

Judge, Third Judicial Circuit Court


Edward Ewell, Jr. (Co‐ Chair, Nominating Committee)

Judge, Third Judicial Circuit Court


Rhonda Kennedy

Outreach Specialist, FBI Detroit Field Office


Tiffanie Y Lewis

Senior Director, Global HR Technology, Diebold Nixdorf


Florine Mark

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


Sue McCormick

CEO, Great Lakes Water Authority


Angela Peavy

Marketing Manager, City of Detroit Parks and Recreation Department


Nicole Pulido

Director, Sales Talent Development ‐ West Region, Cengage Learning


Lori Smelt

Regional Vice President, KBP Foods


Jennifer Sulik

CEO, Go Media LLC

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

*** Special Note """

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, The Youth Connection Offices are closed for face-to-face meetings until further notice. Staff are available by phone at (313) 826-7099 or by email at

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The Youth Connection would like to thank Michigan First Credit Union for their donation of $1,500 to The Youth Connection to support our youth programming.We appreciate their generosity and willingness to work with us and our youth in the future! Thank you!

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