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

Pernilla Ammann

Pernilla Ammann

Advertising Executive

Tony Barra

Tony Barra

Retired Technology Consultant

Tony Cervone

Tony Cervone

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.

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.

Brittini Ward

Brittini Ward

Program Administrative Coordinator

Brittini Ward serves Detroit Children’s Fund as Program Administrative Coordinator managing logistics for all DCF program events, supporting internal and external communications and community engagement strategy and implementation.

JOIN OUR TEAM

We invite prospective applicants to view these job postings and, if qualified, submit a resume and cover letter via email. 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

DCF is seeking a Data and Operations Manager 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 institution, the Data and Operations Manager will help DCF become a more productive and efficient operation.

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ABOUT THE ROLE

The Data and Operations Manager will work with DCF team members, grant partners, and consultants to streamline operations and processes, create a data collection process that is reliable and supports grant partners, help the team gain insights from the data it collects, and build a learning agenda that ensures DCF is innovating toward success. The DOM will also work to streamline DCF’s grantmaking, budgeting, and other systems.
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