TYC Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Rick Bergquist (Chairman, Board of Directors)

President, Kellerin Equipment Sales, Inc.


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

Community Relations, Sponsorships and Events, Ascension


Gloria Larkins (Treasurer, Board of Directors)


Certified Public Accountant


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

Andrew Arena (Immediate Past President / CoChair, Nominating Committee)

Executive Director, Detroit Crime Commission


Tonie Bell

CEO, WardHill Omni Media


Mike Casey

Owner, Aberdeen Bike


Donna Charles

CoOwner, MultiTraining 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


Brittany Newton

Social Media and Events Coordinator, Bank of Ann Arbor


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


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Donations payable to The Youth Connection by mail is:

The Youth Connection, Inc.

4777 E. Outer Drive

Suite 1340

Detroit, MI 48234

(Phone): 313-826-7099

Our Sponsors

We would like to thank The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) for sponoring our 16th Annual After School Fair!


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