OUR TEAM

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

KC Crain

KC Crain

DCF Chair; President and COO
Crain Communications

Tonya Allen

Tonya Allen

President and CEO
The Skillman Foundation

Tony Barra

Tony Barra

Retired Technology Consultant

Craig Buchholz

Craig Buchholz

SVP, Global Communications
General Motors

Phil Cooley

Phil Cooley

Owner
Slows BarBQ and Los Pistoleros

Gretchen Gonzales Davidson

Gretchen Gonzales Davidson

Arts and Education Advocate

Tiffany Douglas

Tiffany Douglas

SVP, Marketing
Bank of America

Darienne Driver Hudson, Ed.D

Darienne Driver Hudson, Ed.D

President and CEO
United Way of SE Michigan

Bill Emerson

Bill Emerson

Vice Chairman, Quicken Loans
CEO, Bedrock

Carol Goss

Carol Goss

Community Leader

Kelle Ilitch

Kelle Ilitch

Child and Education Advocate

Wright Lassiter

Wright Lassiter

President and CEO
Henry Ford Health System

Adam Levinson

Adam Levinson

Managing Partner and CIO
graticule asset management

Ryan Maibach

Ryan Maibach

President
barton malow

Jaques Panis

Jaques Panis

Anup Popat

Anup Popat

Chairman and CEO
Systems Technology Group

Matt Simoncini

Matt Simoncini

Retired President and CEO
Lear Corporation

Arn Tellem

Arn Tellem

Vice Chairman
Detroit Pistons

Jason Tinsley

Jason Tinsley

Managing Director
JP Morgan Private Bank

Jesse Venegas

Jesse Venegas

Vice President
Ideal Group

OUR STAFF

JACK ELSEY

JACK ELSEY

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Jack Elsey is the executive director of the Detroit Children’s Fund. Prior to this role, he served as the chief schools officer for the Education Achievement Authority of Michigan, a district charged with turning around some of Detroit’s historically lowest performing schools. Under his leadership, EAA schools experienced student growth results that outperformed state averages. Elsey has also served as chief of innovation and incubation at Chicago Public Schools, assistant superintendent of Detroit Public Schools, and chief schools officer of Detroit Rising College Prep Schools. He began his career as a middle school teacher in the South Bronx as a member of the Teach For America corps.

NICK KARMANOS

NICK KARMANOS

CHIEF ADVANCEMENT OFFICER

Nick Karmanos serves as chief advancement officer, responsible for DCF’s institutional advancement and fundraising. Prior to joining Detroit Children’s Fund, Karmanos served as senior vice president of institutional relations for Karmanos Cancer Institute, where he raised more than $150 million over 16 years.

Tui Roper

Tui Roper

Senior Program Officer

Tui brings her passion for social justice and equitable schools to Detroit Children’s Fund as the Senior Program Officer. In this role, she creates opportunities for collective impact, by serving as an advisor and capacity builder to school based grant partners collaboratively diagnosing challenges, and seeking opportunities to innovate towards achievement.

LISA LAURIN

LISA LAURIN

SENIOR MAJOR GIFTS OFFICER

Lisa Laurin serves as Detroit Children’s Fund's senior major gifts officer, managing the operations of DCF’s fundraising initiatives including major gifts, special events, sponsorship, grant writing and stewardship.

JOIN OUR TEAM

We invite prospective applicants to view these job postings and, if qualified, submit a resume and cover letter to hr@detroitchildrensfund.org. 

No phone calls, please.

Resumes will be held in strict confidence, and only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

We thank all applicants for their interest in Detroit Children’s Fund!

DATA & OPERATIONS MANAGER

The DCF is seeking a Manager of Operations who will work to ensure the organization builds its internal systems, processes, and learning agenda. As DCF grows from a “start-up” to high-functioning organization, the Manager of Operations will assist DCF to become a more productive and efficient operation.

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ABOUT THE ROLE

This role will work with DCF team members, grant partners, and consultants to streamline DCF operations and processes, grantmaking, budgeting, and other systems. Success in this role requires a strong project management background and five (5) years of relevant experience in or with school administration. Familiarity with typical school systems and processes is required.
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