Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Henry Williams

Henry Williams

President

Henry Lee Williams, Jr. was born in Chicago, Illinois and his parents later moved the family to Detroit, Michigan in 1973. 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 Michigan.

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Alisha Bell

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 County Commission in November of 2002. Commissioner Bell is the Chair of the Committee on Health & Human Services and the Women in Government and Business Committee and member of the Committee on Economic Development and Committee on Ways and Means.

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John Andrews

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 health/substance use disorder field. He spent two years with the Detroit Health Department’s drug treatment program and spent five years in the Bureau of Substance Abuse, the City of Detroit substance abuse coordinating agency. 

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Raina Harris

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.

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Muata R. Mahluli

Muata R. Mahluli

Board Member

Muata R. Mahluli is a Lead Planner at Facet and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC) with over 20 years’ experience. During his career he has focused on the pre- and post-retirement needs of individuals, families, and business owners, transforming the planning process into a positive experience, addressing issues such as investment guidance, insurance and goal analysis and financial planning.

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Curtis Johnson

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 where he met his wife Shauna whom he has been married to for over 25 years. Shauna is a graduate of Cass Technical High School and is registered nurse by trade and entrepreneur who owns an Allstate Insurance Agency located in Detroit’s Rosedale Park Area.

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Rev. Charles Christian Adams

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 from Union Theological Seminary in New York City.  While there, Rev. Adams served as the Youth and Young Adult Minister for the Bronx Christian Fellowship Church, Bronx, New York under the Pastorate of Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook.  Both Dr. Cook and Rev. Adams comforted and counseled many in the Wall Street area in the immediate aftermath of ‘9ll’. 

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Tenisha Yancey

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, 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.

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