Meet the Detroit Fellows

The Marshall Memorial Fellowship program features a network of over 2,000 alumni who remain engaged after travel experiences through annual conferences, regional meetings, online communications, and involvement in other GMF program areas. The Detroit Alumni work in various aspects of community change geared toward the city’s transformation. 

They return from Europe as more effective change agents who promote innovation in their sectors to support Detroit revitalization efforts.


MMF Alumni



Tonya Allen, Chief Executive Officer at The Skillman Foundation


Jeff Aronoff, Executive Director at D:Hive


 Brian P. Balasia, President & CEO at Digerati, Inc


Nicole de Beaufort, Vice President of Communications & Community Engagement at Excellent Schools Detroit


Randall Fogelman, Vice President of Business Development, Eastern Market Corporation


Tom Habitz, Urban Planning Specialist at Henry Ford Health System


Wendy Jackson, Deputy Director, Kresge Foundation


Tricia Llewellyn, Director of Workforce Development at Henry Ford Community College


Katy Locker, Vice President of Programs at Hudson-Webber Foundation


Sean Mann, State Government Affairs at Michigan Legislative Consultants

Michael Medow (not pictured), Co-Director at Allied Media Projects


Kirk Mayes, Executive Director at Brightmoor Alliance


Danielle North, COO & Deputy Director, DPS - Offices of Innovation and Charter Schools


Lisa Nuszkowski, Senior Project Administrator, Economic Development at Wayne State University


Shani Penn, Senior Strategy Advisor to Governor Rick Snyder at State of Michigan


Marlowe Stoudamire, Project Director, Strategic Business Development (Emerging Markets) at Henry Ford Health System


Donnell White, Executive Director at Detroit Branch NAACP


Carina Yanish, Chief Operations Officer for Mariners Inn