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


Connie Fontaine


Retired, Ford Motor Company

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

Laura Hughes

Senior Director, Technical Assistance Unit, Casey Family Programs

Yolanda Lyles-Johnson

Program Manager, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Eric Doeh

Deputy CEO/COO, Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network

Kristin Lusn

Owner, Founding Principal, Lusn Law, PLLC