The Detroit URC Board is comprised of representatives from community-based organizations in Detroit, the Detroit Health Department, and Henry Ford Health System, as well as faculty representatives from the University of Michigan Schools of Public Health, Social Work and Nursing. The Board is responsible for identifying priorities of the Detroit URC, and for overseeing the development of new community-based participatory research projects and related activities. Members of the Board are also reffered to as partners of the Detroit URC partnership. Each of our affiliated partnerships and projects
is directed by a Steering Committee
that consists of representatives from the Detroit URC Board, and may also have additional community organizations represented as needed and appropriate, based on the focus of the affiliated partnership.
Detroit URC Board - Organizations & Representatives:
Communities In Schools
Sonja Allen, CEO
Richard Bryce, Chief Medical Officer
Detroit Health Department
Joneigh Khaldun, Executive Director and Health Officer, Detroit Health Department
Angela G. Reyes, Executive Director
Guy Williams, President & CEO
Suzanne Cleage, Director of Neighborhood Growth
Zachary Rowe, Executive Director
Lidia Reyes-Flores, Executive Director
Neighborhood Service Organization
Sheilah Clay, President & CEO
Gwendolyn Daniels, Interim Chief Executive Officer
Kimberlydawn Wisdom, Senior Vice President of Community Health & Equity and Chief Wellness and Diversity
Barbara L. Brush, Professor and Carol J. and F. Edward Lake Term Clinical Professor, Division of Health Promotion and Risk Reduction
Barbara Israel, Professor, Health Behavior & Health Education and Principal Investigator/Director Detroit URC
Marie O'Neill, Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences & Epidemiology, U-M SPH
Amy Schulz, Professor, Health Behavior & Health Education, U-M SPH
Edie Kieffer, Professor (on Sabbatical)
Rogério Pinto, Professor (Interim board member, January to June 2017)
Emeritus Board Members
J. Ricardo Guzman, Consultant for Community Health and Social Services Center, Inc.
(Retired Chief Executive Officer)
Click here to read a special Tribute interview with Ricardo.
Richard Lichtenstein, Emeritus SJ Axelrod Collegiate Professor of Health Management and Policy and Associate Professor of Health Management and Policy Associate Professor, Health Management, U-M SPH
Click here to read a special Tribute interview with Rich.