Board of Directors Roster
Orlando Woods - President
Mr. Woods currently serves as President of the Board, and has served on the Board since 2010. Mr. Woods is an entrepreneur who has served as president of various local community boards. He is currently Regional V.P. of Sales for Faygo Beverages with over 25 years of experience. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.
Airlene Gross – Vice President
Ms. Gross currently serves as a Member of the Board, and has served on the Board since 2014. Ms. Gross has over 15 years of experience in education. Mr. Goss is the President of the Parent Teacher Organization at the Academy.
Idowu Jegede - Treasurer
Mr. Jegede currently serves as the Treasurer of the Board, and has served on the Board since 2014. Mr. Jegede has worked as a CFO for local charter schools in Michigan and is also an entrepreneur.
Jeanette Owens- Secretary
Ms. Owens currently serves as a Member of the Board, and has served on the Board since 2015. Ms. Owens is an entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in the field of sales and management.
James Dozier - Director
Mr. Dozier currently serves as a Member of the Board, and has served on the Board since 2002. Mr. Dozier retired from DTE Energy after 25 years of employment. Mr. Dozier is currently a freelance artist and has developed and produced various artwork designs. Mr. Dozier holds a Bachelor of Arts from DePauw University.
Douglas Bartell – Director
Mr. Bartell currently serves as Secretary of the Board, and has served on the Board since 2010. Mr. Bartell has been a Detroit Police Officer for over 33 years. During his tenure, he has received numerous awards and commendations for his commitment to public safety. Mr. Bartell's endeavors have led to his involvement with several community organizations and programs including A.D.O.P.T. -A- C.O.P. Mr. Bartell holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance.
Ms. Richardson currently serves as a Member of the Board, and has served on the Board since 2018. Mr. Richardson is a 22-year employee of Fiat Chrysler the Professional Maintenance World Class Logistics Pillar Lead for FCA Mopar Romulus HV/PDC where he is responsible for maximizing equipment reliability at an economical cost. Allen holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, and is pursuing a Graduate Degree in Supply Chain Management.