our team

Our Staff

Lejla Bajgorić

Associate Director of Development

Mark Bennett

Staff Attorney

Sonja Bonnett

Community Legal Advocate

Claudia Colin Grimes

Social Impact Digital Designer

Chris Delgado

Community Legal Advocate

Dana Hayes

Director of People and Culture

Nicole Huddleston

Managing Director of LSAP, Legal Services and Advocacy Practice

Tiffany Jones

Director of Finance & Operations

Donovan McCarty

Staff Attorney

Shareece McCauley

Staff Attorney

Angel McKissic

Senior Program Manager, Metro Detroit Restorative Justice Network

Glennisha Morgan

Communications Manager

Rubina Mustafa

Senior Staff Attorney

Nancy A. Parker

Executive Director

Carly Priehs

Grant Officer

Casey Rocheteau

Communications Director

Sheba Rogers

Senior Program Manager, Divest/Invest Initiative

Dani Sanna

Financial Analyst

Regina Sharma

Director of Development

Lauren Thomas

Community Legal Advocate

Jasmine Valentine

Leadership Gift Officer

Triniti Watson

Development Assistant

Eric C. Williams

Managing Director of EEP, Economic Equity Practice

Our Founder

Our Board

James Britton

Associate General Counsel, International Union, United Auto Workers

Michael Carter

Board Chair — Executive Director of the Federal Community Defenders Office for the Eastern District of Michigan

Mark Crain

Board Secretary — Executive Director, Dream of Detroit

Ashlee Cunningham

Board Treasurer — Assistant Director of Programs at the Center for Community Investment

Renee Hatcher

Assistant Professor of Law and the Director of the Community Enterprise & Solidarity Economy Clinic at UIC John Marshall Law School-Chicago

Marcus A. Jones


Barakah Sanders

Research Assistant at the University of Michigan School of Information

Peter J. Hammer

Director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights A. Alfred Taubman Professor of Law Wayne State University Law School

Advisory Board

The following individuals have provided guidance and support in DJC’s initial stages, and will continue to lend their expertise and wisdom as the organization grows:

Shane Bernardo, Detroit Equity Action Lab / Uprooting Racism Planting Justice

Gina Clayton, Essie Justice Group

Mark Fancher, ACLU of Michigan

James Forman, Jr., Yale Law School

Dorcas Gilmore, George Washington University Law School / Gilmore Khandar, LLC

Alana Greer, Community Justice Project

Thomas Harvey, The Advancement Project

Deborah LaBelle, Senior Soros Justice Fellow / Law Offices of Deborah A. LaBelle

Monica Lewis-Patrick, We the People of Detroit

Tawana Petty, James and Grace Lee Boggs Center / Detroit Community Technology Project

Brandy Robinson, Michigan Indigent Defense Commission / Federal Defender Office

Marbre Stahly-Butts, Law for Black Lives

Dr. Heather Ann Thompson, Soros Justice Fellow / University of Michigan

Linda VanderWaal, Re-Entry Program, Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency

Vince Warren, Center for Constitutional Rights