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.

Melanie D’Evelyn

Director, Detroit Drives Degrees

Jack Elsey

Partner and CEO of the Detroit Children’s Fund

Danielle Jackson

CEO, UPrep Schools

Brandy Johnson

Office of Sixty by 30, Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Opportunity

Ashley Johnson

Program Officer, The Kresge Foundation

Anita Martinez

Executive Director, Michigan Hispanic Collaborative

Onjila Odeneal

Deputy Director, Detroit College Access Network

Alycia Meriweather

Deputy Superintendent, Detroit Public Schools Community District

Kayla Roney-Smith

Portfolio Manager, The Ballmer Group