About Us

Franklin-Wright Settlements, Inc. has been a strong force in helping the community help itself for 140 years, and is a cornerstone of strength in supporting individuals, families and groups on the east side of Detroit and throughout the tri-county area.

 

The values of Franklin Wright are based on the settlement house concept of self-help for the continuous improvement and preservation of the family.  Franklin Wright strives to achieve this through excellence in service and equality of treatment.

Franklin Wright is rooted in a geographical neighborhood district.  Its goal is to know and understand the neighborhood and to help develop its potential by providing aid in obtaining the services people need.

Franklin Wright is concerned with the families and each of its members.  The organization aims to afford opportunities to each individual to find and develop his, or her potential for a satisfying life in the home, neighborhood, community and nation.  In doing so, it supports the conviction that human beings have a capacity for self-direction and growth.

Franklin Wright crosses all lines of race, religion, national origin and economic status, seeking to improve relationships among individuals and groups with different backgrounds, while at the same time preserving the uniqueness of each culture.  To this end, it provides opportunities for a variety of individual, group and inter-group experiences.  We are innovative and flexible, developing methods and coordinated programs to meet specific needs, often demonstrating the value of innovative activities.

 
STAFF

Deon Mullen

Executive Assistant to the President & CEO

Director of Senior Outreach Services

 

Colleen Lauless

Director of Operations

Ahmad Nassar

Vice-President of Strategy and Development

Natasha Dorsey

Director of Compliance

Veikko Kohler

Director of Finance

Janine Cain

Senior Outreach Coordinator

Yvone Dudley

Senior Outreach Coordinator

Erika Batchelor-Murray

Director of Early Childhood Development

Vice President of Educational Programs

Sierra Gardner, LMSW

Clinical Director of Family Growth & Development

Bertram Marks II

Director of Community Engagement and Outreach

Wil Fossett

Director of Out-of-School Time Programs

Anyah Lewis

Youth Coordinator, Out-of-School Time Programs

Tiffany Roberson

Senior Outreach Coordinator

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
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Monique
Marks
Rev. Dr. Kenneth
Harris

Chairman of the Board

Michael
Van Tull

Vice Chair

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Debra
Rush

Vice Chair

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Leonard
Alford, III

Treasurer

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Kimberly
Batchelor Davis

Secretary

 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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Annette
McCain, PhD

Board Member

Betty
Burns

Board Member

Brandon
Jackson

Board Member

Cathy
Nedd

Board Member

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Dan
Pitera

Board Member

George
Nicholson, III

Board Member

Hali
Giessler

Board Member

Karynton
Thomas

Board Member

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Missionary Hattie
Humphrey

Board Member

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Nicole
Wells-Stallworth

Board Member

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Penny
Cox

Board Member

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Richard L.
Halsted

Board Member

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Stephanie
Julien

Board Member

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Hon. Teola
Hunter

Board Member