Our Team

Our Team

Anika Goss

Chief Executive Officer
Meet Anika

Tom Goddeeris

Chief Operating Officer
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Ashley Williams Clark

Vice President
Meet Ashley

Kimberly Faison

Vice President
Meet Kimberly

Sarah Hayosh

Director of Land Use and Design
Meet Sarah

Kate Cherry

Development Director
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Shari Williams

Director of Equitable Neighborhood Planning
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Edward Lynch, AICP

Director of Research
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Nicole Brown

Director of Community Partnerships and Engagement
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Patrick Crouch

Program Manager
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Janet Reyes

Manager of Office Operations
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Aron Bell

Development and Social Media Manager
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Kendall Nash

Project Manager
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Sarah Peterson

Program Manager
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Dwayne Barnes

Senior Program Manager
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Cortnie Squirewell

Senior Program Manager
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Cierra McFarlin

Program Manager
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Jonathan Jenkins

Executive Assistant
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Vinita Wagh

Project Manager
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 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
Bucky Willis, Crane and Boom
Steve Ogden, Rocket Companies
Valerie Strassberg, The Nature Conservancy




Angelique Power, Skillman Foundation
Charles Cross, Detroit Collaborative Design Center
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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