The Youth Connection Board of Directors

Executive Committee

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

Community Relations, Sponsorships and Events, Ascension


Jennifer Sulik (Vice-Chair, Board of Directors)

CEO, Go Media LLC


Mike Casey (Secretary, Board of Directors)

Owner, Aberdeen Bike


Shaniece Bennett (Treasurer, Board of Directors)

Principal, Accutrak Consulting and Accounting Services, PLLC


Grenae Dudley, Ph.D.

President & CEO, The Youth Connection

Board Members

Rick Bergquist (Past Chairman, Board of Directors)

President, Kellerin Equipment Sales, Inc.


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


John Landis  (Chair, Fund Development Committee)

Vice President and Senior Trust Specialist, Credit Union Trust


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


Kathy Sitek

Vice President of Business Development, Diversified Members Credit Union


Commander Constance M. Slappey

Commander, Detroit Police Department (Retired)


Lori Smelt

Regional Vice President, KBP Foods

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