Advisory Council

The Diploma Equity Project Advisory Council includes leaders from Michigan and Detroit college access and success organizations who provide critical direction and support for DEP’s work.

Kayla Roney-Smith

Portfolio Manager, The Ballmer Group

Jack Elsey

Founder and CEO, Michigan Educator Workforce Initiative

Danielle Jackson

CEO, UPrep Schools

Brandy Johnson

President, Michigan Community College Association

Ashley Johnson

Program Officer, The Kresge Foundation

Anita Martinez

Executive Director, Michigan Hispanic Collaborative

Onjila Odeneal

Michigan Policy Director, The Institute for College Access and Success

Alycia Meriweather

Deputy Superintendent, Detroit Public Schools Community District

Meghan Schmidbauer

Director of Student Success and Postsecondary Partnerships, Detroit Drives Degrees

Cyekeia Lee

Executive Director, Detroit College Access Network