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.
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.
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.
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.