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Henry Williams | President
A graduate of Detroit Public Schools and Marygrove College with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Henry also is a licensed social worker in good standing with the State of Mich-... more »

Alisha Bell | Vice President
Alisha Bell is the youngest African-American woman to serve as a County Commissioner in the nation. Commissioner Bell was elected to the Wayne... more »

John Andrews | Treasurer
After serving as a Catholic priest for seven years in the Detroit archdiocese, John Andrews has worked for the past forty years in various administrative capacities in the mental .... more »

Raina Harris | Secretary
Raina Harris is a licensed masters social worker (LMSW) employed by the State of Michigan, Department of Human Services for over 10 years...more »

Rev. Charles Christian Adams | Board Member
Charles Christian Adams earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wayne State University. He went on to earn the Master of Divinity degree... more »

Muata R. Mahluli | Board Member
Muata R. Mahluli has over 12 years of financial services experience. He began his financial services career ... more »

Curtis Johnson | Board Member
Curtis Kevin Johnson is a man of faith who is a loving considerate husband and father of four. He is a graduate of Detroit Public Schools... more »

Tenisha Yancey | Board Member
State Rep. Tenisha Yancey represents the First House District, which is comprised of the cities of Grosse Pointe Woods, Harper Woods.... more »

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Tenisha Yancey | Secretary

State Rep. Tenisha Yancey represents the First House District, which is comprised of the cities of Grosse Pointe Woods, Harper Woods, and parts of the Village of Grosse Pointe Shores and Detroit. Yancey was born and raised on the eastside of Detroit, the youngest of three children. Her mother worked in the General Motors plant in Poletown, and her father was a bus driver for the Detroit Department of Transportation. At a young age, Yancey became the caretaker for her mother, who had suffered two strokes, after her father was killed in an accident caused by a drunk driver.

Yancey graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree from Eastern Michigan University. While working full time for Wayne County, she attended law school and graduated, receiving her law degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2013. Yancey worked as a project manager for the Wayne County Land Bank and as a government relations executive and community outreach program coordinator in the Wayne County Executive’s Office. She then transferred to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, where she worked as an assistant prosecuting attorney in the Juvenile Division. In June 2016, she was appointed to the Harper Woods Board of Education and later elected to that position.

Yancey is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is an active member of her community, speaking at school career fairs, churches and community meetings. Yancey is the mother of one son and lives in Harper Woods..