Friends of the Children–Detroit's Board of Directors are composed of dedicated professional and community leaders who share our passion for our mission and commitment to our values.

Harry Cohen

Board Chair

Entrepreneur and Executive Coach

Connie Fontaine


Co-Founder, Exec. Director Be the Sun LLC

Teresa St. Andre


Community Volunteer

James G. Weaks, MBA


Retired, Ford Motor Company

Harry Wilson

Senior Consultant, National University

Eric Gabrielson

National Expansion Officer, Friends of the Children

Yolanda Lyles-Johnson

Program Manager, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Jason Strayhorn

Executive Board Member at Michigan State Board of Education

Michael D. Madison

Retired, Principal- Dicken Elementary School, Ann Arbor Public Schools