Our key to success? Collective power and collaborative work. 


Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors includes business, government, community and resident leaders that are driven to catalyze sustainable change on Detroit's lower east side.


Darnell Adams
Detroit Land Bank Authority

Deborah Calvin
Parkside Residential

Michael Criss
DTE Energy

Rachel Cook
Fifth Third Bank

Jonathan Demers
MACC Development

Lisa Donaldson

Graig Donnelly
TechTown Detroit

Sonya Dotson
PVS Chemicals


Tammara Howard
Gratiot Woods Coalition

Hank Hubbard
One Detroit Credit Union

Rev. Patrick Lindsey
Greater Bibleway Missionary Baptist Church

Barbara Martin
Crane Street Block Club

Mark Owens
Samaritan Center

Miguel Pope
Mt. Elliott Business & Community Association

Jackie Richmond
Creekside CDC

Eboni Taylor
Chandler Park Neighborhood Association

Edgar L. Vann III
Wayne County Community College

Charles Walker
Fair Food Network

Margie Young

Robert Young
Henry Ford Health System




Our generous, dynamic partners provide ECN with the funding and resources necessary to continue transforming lower east side communities.




Community Organizations