Press Release: Detroit Parent Network Selects New CEO

Press Release: Detroit Parent Network Selects New CEO

Jametta Lilly to Bring Broad Experience, Diverse Skillset to Parent Engagement Organization 

DETROIT— The Detroit Parent Network (DPN), the region’s premier parent engagement organization, today announced Jametta Lilly as the organization’s new CEO effective April 30, 2018.

Lilly is viewed as an innovative skilled change agent that has provided leadership as an administrator or consultant to local agencies, foundations, state and federal government programs including the Detroit and Wayne County Health Departments, Wayne County Head Start and Early Head Start, Early Childhood Investment Corporation (ECIC), Wayne County Community College District, Detroit Wayne County Community Mental Health Agency, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Schools of the 21st Century and the Michigan Black Caucus Foundation among others.

Lilly’s 30-year career includes positions as the chief executive officer and co-founder of Wayne Children’s Healthcare Access Program; executive director for Detroit Health Care Career Center; and most recently, assistant director for the Wayne County Head Start-Early Head Start among numerous consulting roles with various institutions and organizations.  In these capacities she has successfully written more than $18 million in private and public funding often leveraging varied funding streams and partnering across service sectors on behalf of children and families.

A persistent advocate for equity and collaboration, Lilly is known for advancing policies, programs and practices that positively impact vulnerable children and families. Lilly also brings an entrepreneurial and international lens that informs her ability to appreciate and engage a diversity of organizations, people and cultures.  She is unabashedly a ‘Detroiter’, informed by its rich past and committed to helping build a future full of exciting possibilities for All Children.

“The board of directors feels that Jametta Lilly is the individual Detroit Parent Network needs to take parental involvement and child advocacy to the next level in the Detroit region,” says Dr. Jeffrey Robinson, DPN Board Chair.  “It would only be fitting the premier parent organization would select such an outstanding CEO to lead this organization.  We are excited about the future.”