Our Team

Our Team

Anika Goss

Chief Executive Officer
Meet Anika

Tom Goddeeris

Chief Operating Officer
Meet Tom

Kate Cherry

Development Director
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Sarah Hayosh

Meet Sarah

Kimberly Faison

Meet Kimberly

Ashley Williams Clark

Vice President
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Alissa Shelton

Senior Program Manager
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Shari Williams

Senior Program Manager
Meet Shari

Edward Lynch, AICP

Senior Program Manager
Meet Edward

Nicole Brown

Director of Strategic Partnerships
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Patrick Crouch

Landscape Innovation Manager
Meet Patrick

Kendall Nash

Project Manager
Meet Kendall

Janet Reyes

Manager of Office Operations
Meet Janet

Aron Bell

Development Coordinator
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Ryan Coker

Community Engagement Manager
Meet Ryan

Sarah Peterson

Project Manager
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Jonathan Jenkins

Executive Assistant
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Vinita Wagh

Research Assistant
Meet Vinita

DFC Board of Directors

Detroit Future City (DFC) is charged with stewarding the use of DFC’s Strategic Framework in a collaborative model to provide the greatest impact. The organization is led by Chief Executive Officer Anika Goss-Foster and governed by an independent board of directors representing the diverse interests and priorities of the people of Detroit.

Chair: Wendy Jackson, The Kresge Foundation‍
Laura Trudeau, Trudeau Consulting, LLC
Dr. George W. Swan III, GW Swan Group LLC
James Ribbron, City of Detroit
Alice Thompson, Black Family Development Inc.
Dave Blaszkiewicz, Invest Detroit
Rev. James Curenton, Mayflower Congregational UCC
Tiffany Douglas, Bank of America
Rebecca Willis, Develop Detroit
Steve Ogden, Rocket Companies
Valerie Strassberg, The Nature Conservancy




Katy Locker, Bridge Michigan
Donald Rencher, City of Detroit
Dr. Margaret Dewar, University of Michigan – Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Maha Freij, ACCESS
Steve Tobocman, Global Detroit
Kamilia Landrum, NAACP – Greater Detroit Chapter
Clifford Brown, Woodborn Partners
Joi Rushing, JP Morgan Chase





DFC Strategic Framework

The Blueprint for Detroit’s Future

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