People

Advisory Board

Mark Covington
ZONE 1

Founder/Chairman/Director of the Georgia Street Community Collective. Recipient of the 2015 “Golden Beet Award” in the nonprofit category for his contributions to the development and maintenance of a sustainable, localized food system in Detroit.

Norma Foster
ZONE 2

Coming soon

Verlene McLemore
ZONE 3

Believes “all things are possible with prayer.”
Her motto: “Let’s work together...lend a hand...make NED a better place.”

 

Diana Morris
ZONE 4

An urban gardener and DPS grad working to promote systems of change, creativity, art, music, and safe spaces for all to enjoy and
gather together.

Felicia Taylor
ZONE 5

Grew up in the city of Detroit, graduate of Osborn High School and Wayne State University. Retiree from the State of Michigan, worked for DHS, UIA, and special projects for Governer Engler. “I love getting involved with the community, providing support to everyone, and making a change.”

Paul Martinsky
ZONE 6

St. Cyril High School graduate, retired DPS elementary school teacher and current part-time Hamtramck Public Schools teacher. Member of Ryan/7 Mile Community Association from Conant to Mound, 8 Mile to Davison/6 Mile and covering parts of zip codes 48234 and 48212.

 

Ronald Nemerski
ZONE 7

Pershing graduate. Member of We Care, Inc. Board member of Nortown CDC. A veteran and medal winner in the National Veterans Golden Age Games.

Roz Harris
ZONE 8

Coming soon

Ronald D. Jacobs Jr.
ZONE 9

Graduate of Davis Aerospace Technical HS and College of Creative Studies on an academic/talent scholarship. “Before going abroad, I sought opportunities to utilize my technical and industrial design experience to uplift my community and grow my career at home.”

 

Staff

Pat Bosch
Community Organizing

ROLE: NED contacts, volunteers, block organizing, park outreach

Jeff Klein, ASLA
Projects & Parks Landscape Design

ROLE: landscape design for park and lot transformation

Jamii Tata
Community Arts Coordinator

ROLE: talent search, festival programming, mini-–grants

 

Karen Washington
Community Organizing

ROLE: NED contacts, volunteers, block organizing, park outreach