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Board of Directors

Student Advocacy Center has an active, passionate and committed board. 100% of board members financially support the organization. We are grateful for their time, wisdom and support.

* Faye Askew-King, LMSW, Board Vice-Chair former executive director of SOS Community Services

* Claudette Braxton, LMSW, Board Secretary,  Educator and Field Placement Coordinator for Eastern Michigan University School of Social Work, former agency administrator and school board member.

Nakisha Chaney, JD, Employment & Civil Rights Attorney at Nacht Law P.C.

* Joel Gechter, CPA, Board Treasurer, Wealth Management Advisor at TIAA

Craig Hernandez, CMA, Director of Finance & Accounting, Freudenberg-NOK

Katie Hoener, LMSW, Washtenaw County Community Mental Health, former SAC intern and former Board Chair.

Jimmie Jones, Parent

Branden Magee, Graduate of Ann Arbor Public Schools, Youth Board Member

* Cynthia Maritato Shick,  Board Chair, retired Michigan Department of Human Services administrator, including Washtenaw County DHS Director for seven years.

Peri Stone-Palmquist, LMSW, MPP, Executive Director of Student Advocacy Center.

Rossi Ray-Taylor, Ph.D., President and CEO of Ray.Taylor and Associates, former school administrator

Francisco Sánchez, MPP, Ph.D (abd),  Product Development Business Analyst, Ford Motor Company; Adjunct Professor, Washtenaw Community College and Lansing Community College.

Prestine Spratt, Jackson College student, Youth Board Member

DiAnna Solomon, founder and owner of RoseTrinity Consulting, LLC.

Dwight Wilson, author, former headmaster at Friends School in Detroit

Ruth Zweifler, Student Advocacy Center founder and previous Executive Director.

Board Emeritus:

James Hawkins, PhD, retired educator the former superintendent of Ypsilanti Public Schools.

Calvin E. Williams, PhD, retired educator

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