Our key to success? Collective power and collaborative work. 


Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors includes business, government, community and resident leaders that are driven to catalyze sustainable change on Detroit's Eastside.



Kathleen Colin    Oppenheimer & Co.   

Mark Kent Jones
DTE Energy

Rachel Cook
HR Committee Chair
Fifth Third Bank

Lisa Donaldson
FCA Mack Engine Plant

Sonya Dotson
Vice Chair
PVS Chemicals

Hank Hubbard
One Detroit Credit Union

Robert Young
Henry Ford Health System


Darnell Adams
Detroit Land Bank Authority

Graig Donnelly
Tech Town

Mark Owens
Samaritan Center

Michael Rafferty
Detroit Economic Growth Corporation

Edgar L. Vann, III
Wayne County Community College

Charles Walker
Fair Food Network

Donele Wilkins
Green Door Initiative

Angela Brown Wilson
Young Detroit Builders


Deborah Calvin
Parkside Residential

Jonathan Demers
MACC Development

Tammara Howard
Gratiot Woods Coalition
Belvidere Youth Block Club

Barbara Martin
Crane Street Block Club

Miguel Pope
Mt. Elliot Business & Community Association

Jackie Richmond
Creekside CDC

Eboni Taylor
Chandler Park Neighborhood Association

Margie Young
Executive Committee Member at Large




Our generous, dynamic partners provide ECN with the funding and resources necessary to continue transforming lower east side communities.




Community Organizations