Giant Step Steering & Advisory Committees

 Community Engagement  |  Professional Development


CHAIR   Patricia Gardner, DPS Administrator (ret), Detroit Drifters Public Relations Chair

LaJoyce Brown, Wayne State University Admissions Office
Lauren Allen, Lawrence Tech University Dance director
Ethel Burwell (Leadership Committee)
Nicole Carter, MA, Director of DPS Guidance & Counseling (Student Recruitment)
Jesse Cole (Student Recruitment), Wayne County Community College
Cheryl Deep (Media & Fundraising), 313-664-2607,
Karen Gaskill (Co-Ette Hostesses), Co-Ette Club of Detroit
Karen Gay (Co-Ette Hostesses), Co-Ette Club of Detroit
Carol Griffin, Michigan Department of Civil Rights 
Tuan Le (Student Recruitment), University Liggett Parent Liaison
Teresa Lloyd (Smart Table), Grosse Pointe College Consulting
Trudy Shiemke (Education Workshop)
Barbara K. Smith, Ph.D. (DPS School Recruitment), Detroit Public Schools
Richard Thomas, DTE Energy Retired
Sonya Thomas, Ph.D., DTE Energy Retired
Cerise Tounsel (Smart Stuff Table, School Check-In)
Beverly Weathington, LMSW (Facilitator Training), Healthier Urban Families at Merrill Palmer Skilman Institute
Felicia White-Felder (Matrix), Michigan State Police
Kay Willingham, (Sponsorship, Conference Day Emcee), Co-Ette Club of Detroit and Owner, Art in Motion
Mike Bolling (Conference Day Assistant), DTE
Jason Lee (Conference Day Assistant), DTE
Crystal Powell, Ph.D. (Service Project), CEO, Co-Ette Club of Detroit
Dianne Bostic Robinson (Leadership Committee & Strategy), Pres. Dianne Bostic Robinson & Associates