Board of Directors & Staff

Eastern Market Partnership Board of Directors


Jason Grobbel Grobbel's Corned Beef

Vice Chairman

Katy Trudeau - Development Director, City of Detroit


Drew Patrick - President, Skidmore Studio


Judith McNeely - Vice President of Corporate and Community Partnerships, Beaumont Hospital

Board Members

Jan Anderson - Director, City of Detroit, General Services & Recreation Department

Janee Ayers - Councilmember, Detroit City Council

Hassan Bazzi - Manager of Growth Center, Access Growth Center

B.J. Belcoure - Amore da Roma

Jay Bonahoom - Wolverine Packing Co.

Ron Brundidge - Director, Detroit Department of Public Works

Thomas Gordon - Owner, Appirio

Armond Harris - Owner, Jab's Gym

Katrina Iott - Owner, Iott Ranch

Mark Kaltz - NW Kaltz & Sons Farms

Gabe Leland - Councilmember, Detroit City Council

Anne Parsons - Eastern Market Resident

Cindy Pasky - President, Strategic Staffing Solutions

Ariel Simon - Vice President, Kresge Foundation

Joe Spencer - Owner, Louisiana Creole Gumbo

Joni Thrower-Davis Owner, McDonald's

Matthew Walters - City of Detroit, Mayor's Office


Daniel S. Carmody - President, Eastern Market Partnership

Reuben Munday - Corporation Counsel, Lewis & Munday

Eastern Market Partnership Staff

Doshia Barton - Director of Administration

Patrice Brown - Food Access Manager

Dan Carmody - President

Darius Dawson - CSS & Operations Manager

Ryan Dinkgrave - Senior Grants Manager

Erin Gaiser - Chief Marketing Officer

Anika-Kafi Summers - Entrepreneurship & Education Director

Nicole Hellar - Food Access Coordinator

Shelby Holmes - Fresh Rx Coordinator

Caroline MichniakGrow Eastern Market Program Manager

Julie Monahan - Senior Accountant

Sam Morykwas - Marketing Manager

Stathis Pauls - Detroit Community Market Coordinator

Belmin Pinjic - Senior Analyst & Workforce Manager

Christine Quane - Regional Food Hub Director

Tracy Rivard - Chief Development Officer

Jim Sutherland - Director of Markets

Lonni Thomas - Sunday Street Market Manager

Melissa Thomas - Events Manager

David TobarPresident, Eastern Market Development Corporation

Emma Velasco - Chief Operating Officer

Katie Wallace - Development Associate

Markeisha Wesley - Assistant Kitchen Manager

Sal Zavala - Financial Services Director