Board of Directors

Dr. Jeffery Robinson, Ph.D.

Chairperson

Shaun Wilson

Vice Chairperson

Dorethia Kelly

Treasurer

Sharon Kilgore

Secretary

Jametta Lilly

Chief Executive Officer

Tonya Allen

Founding Member

Tammie Jones

Member

Odis Bellinger

Member

George Camacho

Member

Hon. Shannon Holmes

Member

Jennifer Ross

Member

Dawn Pauling

Member

Deborah Henderson

Founding Member

Tosha Tabron

Member

Albert E. Jones

Member

Carol Summers

Member

Dr. Karen Lee

Member

Tony Kinsey

Member

Michelle Jackson

Member

Anthony King

Member

Brian Love

Founding Member

Carmen People-Phelps

Founding Member

Derrick Blackmon

Member

Yemisi Odetoyinbo

Member

  • Dr. Jeffrey Robinson, Detroit Parent Network’s Board Chair, is the proud parent of 6 children and 2 grandchildren. He has been an educator in Detroit Public Schools for over 27 years and currently serves as the principal of Malcolm X Academy in Detroit. He also serves as a professor at Wayne State and Eastern Michigan Universities, and as the pastor of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. He is an Executive Committee Member of the Detroit NAACP and a board member of the National Council on Educating Black Children. Dr. Robinson represents the type of child advocacy that Detroit parents need to learn in order to improve quality of life issues and schools for children in Detroit.

  • Shaun Wilson serves as Vice Chairperson of Detroit Parent Network’s Board of Directors. He is currently Senior Vice President, Truscott Rossman, and has also served as vice president, director of client and community relations, for PNC and vice president, marketing manager for National City Bank in Southeast Michigan. He is a state-appointed board member of the Michigan Economic Development Corp. Strategic Fund, and he is also a trustee/board member for the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Voices for Michigan’s Children, Mariner’s Inn, Cranbrook Institute of Science, and the Sphinx Organization. His degree in public relations is from Wayne State University. He proudly served eight years in the U. S. Marines.

  • A devoted community advocate, Dorethia is intent on lifting up those in her community and has served Detroit Parent Network for over 10 years. She is the proud mother of two daughters and one son. Her best advice for parenting is open communication and listening to your child, along with respecting who they are as an individual. She advises parents to “Enjoy your children!” Dorethia is CEO of Conner Financial Coaching, Founder of #MoneyChat, and author of “#MoneyChat: THE BOOK.” She enjoys empowering people to reach their financial and entrepreneurial goals.

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  • Tonya Allen, the founder of Detroit Parent Network, served as its first CEO and now serves on its Board. She is now the Skillman Foundation’s President & Chief Executive Officer. Before joining the Skillman Foundation in 2004, she worked as a Program Officer for both the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and the Thompson-McCully Foundation, and led the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Rebuilding Communities Initiative in Detroit. Her two-decade-long career has centered on pursuing, executing, and investing in ideas that improve her hometown of Detroit and reduce the plight of people, especially children, who live in under-resourced communities. She is the proud mom of three daughters.

  • Tammie Jones has served Detroit Parent Network as an employee and now as a board member. She is currently Vice President, Education and Economic Prosperity at United Way for Southeastern Michigan. Prior to joining United Way, she served as Program Officer for the Skillman Foundation, where she was responsible for advancing strategies toward a citywide on-time graduation rate of 90 percent. She has served on boards for the Salvation Army, Eastern Michigan Division, as well as the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Detroit. She earned her Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia. She is the proud mom of a Beagle-German Shepherd mix named Storm.

  • Odis is the proud father and grandfather of two daughters, two grandsons, and four granddaughters, from whom he has learned about unconditional love and parental patience. He was born and raised in Detroit, where he attended Benedictine High School. Odis obtained a BA in Communications from Fayetteville State University (NC), and an MA in Counseling from Wayne State University. He is currently Assistant Director at the Matrix Center in Detroit, and his hobbies are consistent with his passion, which is mentoring young males to help them to realize their greatness. His advice for parenting is to spend as much time with your children and family as possible.

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  • Judge Shannon A. Holmes has served the 36th District Court since 2011. She is a graduate of Dillard University and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, and also holds a Doctorate in Theology from the Ecumenical Theological Seminary. Prior to her judicial career, she worked as a judge advocate general in the Michigan National Guard, as an administrative hearings officer for the City of Detroit, as an assistant corporation counsel, as a human resource director for former Detroit Mayor Ken Cockrel, as chief of staff to the next mayor, Dave Bing, and as an attorney in private practice. She is a proud mother and grandmother.

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  • Tosha Tabron serves as Vice president and Relationship Manager for global philanthropy at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Detroit. Besides serving on Detroit Parent Network’s board, she also serves on the boards of the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council; the Community Development Advocates of Detroit, the trade association for nonprofit, community-based development organizations in Detroit; Detroit Economic Growth Corp., and the Detroit Regional Workforce Fund. She earned a master’s degree in Urban Planning from Wayne State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Grand Valley State University.

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  • Anthony was born in Meridian, Mississippi, and moved to Detroit as a teenager, attending Mumford High School. He is the proud father and grandfather of two daughters and two grandchildren, and his proudest accomplishment is the bond he has with his family. Now that Anthony is retired from the Chrysler Corporation, he spends time enjoying his hobby as an artist, drawing his own comics, and volunteering at Detroit Parent Network, his church, and the PTA. He has a special interest in the Men of DPN Support Group.

  • Brian Love is the proud parent of two children. He serves as Director, Public Affairs and Project Manager for the Greater Detroit Area Health Council. He has been in professional politics for nearly 15 years, and served as Urban/ External Affairs Director for the Michigan House of Representatives in 2007. He has also served as the Lobbyist/Outreach Director for StudentsFirst Michigan, a national education reform group and spent three and a half years lobbying and working in the community to empower teachers and parents. He believes that these are times of great opportunity to improve the state of Michigan and to make it a greater place to live and raise our children.

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  • Yemisi was born and raised in Detroit, where she attended Cass Technical High School. She received her degree from The University of Michigan and currently teaches at Voyageur College Prep. Yemisi says that she has learned from her students to be open and vulnerable. She believes that Detroit Parent Network is an important organization because parents have the most influence on our future leaders.