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

Senior Director of Senior Outreach Services

 

Colleen Lauless

Director of Operations

Ahmad Nassar

Vice-President of Strategy and Development

Natasha Dorsey

Director of Human Resources and Compliance

Kenneth Tilmon

Maintenance Supervisor

Tania Johnson

Senior Outreach Services Coordinator

Yvonne Dudley

Senior Outreach Services Coordinator

Erika Batchelor-Murray

Vice President of Educational Programs

Sierra Gardner, LMSW

Clinical Director of Family Growth & Development

Bertram Marks II

Director of Community Organization and Out-of-School Time

Veikko Kohler

Director of Finance

China Smith

Business and Program Manager

Eloinda Ivey

Senior Outreach Services Coordinator

 
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
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Monique
Marks
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Rev. Dr. Kenneth
Harris

Chairman of the Board

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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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Hon. Teola
Hunter

Board Member

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Brandon
Jackson

Board Member

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Cathy
Nedd

Board Member

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George
Nicholson, III

Board Member

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Hali
Giessler

Board Member

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Dr. Priscilla
Hines

Board Member

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Missionary Hattie
Humphrey

Board Member

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Dan
Pitera

Board Member

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Charlena
Echols

Board Member

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Lauren
Spencer

Board Member

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Dr. E'lois
Thomas

Board Member

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Yvonne
Young

Board Member