Board of Directors

Lysa Davis, Board President  I  Compliance and Community Consultants

Michelle Crockett  I  Miller Canfield

Christopher Dine  Bodman PLC

Derek Edwards  I  Invest Detroit

Laurie Horvath  I  Baker Tilly

Rochelle Lento  I  Dykema Gossett PLLC

Thomas Linn  I  Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone PLC

Marilyn Mullane  I  Michigan Legal Services 

Andrew Pride  I  Ford Motor Company

Khalilah Spencer  I  Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohan LLP

Glen Zatz  I  Bodman PLC

Robin Luce-Herrmann  I  Director Emeritus 

Sally Schwartz  I  Director Emeritus


Shamyle Dobbs   I    Chief Executive Officer

Shamyle Nesfield_MBShamyle Dobbs is the Chief Program Officer for Michigan Community Resources. A native New Yorker and graduate of New York University, Shamyle moved to Michigan in 2001 to complete her masters in Social Work at the University of Michigan, and went on to receive a Juris Doctor from Wayne State University.  Shamyle has over 16 years of experience in nonprofit management and has been with MCR for 7 years.  Shamyle has extensive experience in Program Development, Project Management, Grant Writing, Strategic Planning, Community Or­ganizing and Engagement. Her passion for social justice and addressing systemic issues facing communities of color motivates her daily.




Ji Sook Sandy Lee   I   Operations Manager


Ji Sook Lee joined MCR in 2012. Originally from New York, she has been a resident and homeowner for the past eight years in the Boston-Edison neighborhood of Detroit, where she voluteers and serves as the secretary of its radio patrol. Ji has been in the nonprofit administrative and operations field for over 15 years. Ji has worked for such organizations as the Trust for Public Land; the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, as its Manager of Governance and Special Projects; and Children’s Hospital of Michigan, as a senior executive secretary in the Development Department. While in New York, she served on the Board of the Korean American League for Civic Action (KALCA), an organization that works to promote civic awareness, involvement
and engagement in the Asian-American community through education. In Detroit, she has volunteered with the Michigan Humane Society and Recycle Detroit.



Alisha Opperman   I  Senior Program Manager

Alisha_MBAlisha has worked in community development in Detroit for the past 5 years, with a focus on community organizing & planning, business organizing, and healthy food access & physical activity. Prior to joining MCR, she most recently served as the Community Engagement Director for Warren/Conner Development Coalition. While there, she focused on the implementation of the Lower Eastside Action Plan (LEAP), a community-driven plan for vacant land re-use and neighborhood stabilization. In addition, she has held positions at Creekside Community Development Corporation, the Jefferson East Business Association, and Nonprofit Enterprise at Work. Alisha has a Master of Social Work in Community Organization and a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan.



Ashley Street   I   Operations Associate

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Before joining Michigan Community Resources in 2014, Ashely Street worked in banking. She is the official Office Spirit Captain and is currently pursuing a double major in Forensic Science and American Sign Language. When she is not working or in class, Ashley loves to travel. She has been to twenty-eight states on her way to completing her goal of visiting all fifty.