Our Board

Our Active, Passionate and Committed Board

We are grateful for our board’s leadership, time, wisdom and support. We’re proud that 100% of our board member donate to support our work.

Rossi Ray-Taylor, Ph.D.

Rossi Ray-Taylor, Ph.D.

Board Chair

President and CEO of Ray-Taylor and Associates, former school administrator

Keisha Blevins, JD

Keisha Blevins, JD

Board Vice Chair

Chief of Staff & Senior Advisor to the Chancellor, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Kaitlin Drago, CPA, MBA

Kaitlin Drago, CPA, MBA

Board Treasurer

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Amy Frontier

Amy Frontier

Board Secretary

English Teacher, Ann Arbor Public Schools

Faye Askew-King, LMSW

Faye Askew-King, LMSW

Former Board Chair

Former Executive Director of SOS Community Services

Brittney Barros, BSW

Brittney Barros, BSW

Youth Member

Claudette Braxton, LMSW

Claudette Braxton, LMSW

Retired Educator and Field Placement Coordinator for Eastern Michigan University School of Social Work, former agency administrator and school board member

Robyn Cook

Robyn Cook

Youth Member

Michigan State University student

Alicia Davis, JD, MBA

Alicia Davis, JD, MBA

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Investor Relations, Lear Corporation

Craig Hernandez, CMA

Craig Hernandez, CMA

Senior Finance Leader for North American Businesses

Katie Hoener, LMSW

Katie Hoener, LMSW

Former Student Advocacy Center intern and former Board Chair. Washtenaw County Community Mental Health

Maria Montoya

Maria Montoya

Community Education Commission Detroit

Peri Stone-Palmquist, LMSW, MPP

Peri Stone-Palmquist, LMSW, MPP

Executive Director of Student Advocacy Center

Layton Price

Layton Price

Ruth Ellis Center

Francisco Sánchez, MPP, Ph.D (abd)

Francisco Sánchez, MPP, Ph.D (abd)

Product Development Business Analyst, Ford Motor Company; Adjunct Professor, Washtenaw Community College and Lansing Community College

Michael Steinberg, JD

Michael Steinberg, JD

University of Michigan Law School, formerly ACLU of Michigan

Domonique Weston

Domonique Weston

University of Michigan

Emeritus Board

James Hawkins, PhD

James Hawkins, PhD

Board Emeritus. Retired educator, former superintendent of Ypsilanti Public Schools.

Calvin E. Williams, PhD

Calvin E. Williams, PhD

Board Emeritus. Retired Educator.

Ruth Zweifler

Ruth Zweifler

Student Advocacy Center Founder and previous Executive Director