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About Us

MISSION

In our pursuit to eliminate poverty, Wayne Metro empowers people and communities to be strong, healthy, and thriving.

VISION

We envision thriving communities where all people have hope and opportunities to realize their full potential.

A BRIEF HISTORY

Founded in 1971
Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency (Wayne Metro) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving approximately 35,000 low-and moderate-income residents throughout Wayne County. We provide over 60 programs in the areas of Quality Housing, Family Stability and Economic Opportunities. Our services include financial capability education, homeownership workshops, housing counseling, financial counseling, utility assistance, Head Start, GED preparation, free tax preparation, foreclosure prevention and homeless services.

Over the last five decades
our Agency budget has grown from just under $1 million to over $40 million while continuing to maintain a low administrative rate of 8%, ensuring at least $0.92 of every funded or donated dollar is utilized for direct client services. Due to our client-centered services and fiscal responsibility, the State of Michigan appointed Wayne Metro as the Interim Communication Action Agency for the City of Detroit in 2013 with the designation becoming permanent in 2015.

Today!
Wayne Metro supports all of Wayne County with more than 60 programs and over 400 employees. We are proud to serve our community as one of the most forward-thinking Community Action Agencies in the entire country.

Locations

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7310 Woodward, Suite 800
Detroit, MI 48202

wyandotte-office

2121 Biddle Avenue
Wyandotte, MI 48192

Wayne Metro has over 50 combined admin and service locations throughout Southeast Michigan!

REPORTS & FINANCIALS

LEADERSHIP

Executives

Louis Piszker

Louis D. Piszker
Chief Executive Officer
lpiszker@waynemetro.org

Mia Harnos
Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer
mharnos@waynemetro.org​

William Lane

William Lane
Chief Financial Officer
wlane@waynemetro.org​

Alicia Ramon
Chief Administrative Officer
aramon@waynemetro.org

Executive Directors

Karen MacDonald
Executive Director
Community & Economic Development
kmacdonald@waynemetro.org

Alicia Ramon
Executive Director
Basic Needs
aramon@waynemetro.org

Board of Directors

Wayne Metro’s Board of Directors is a tripartite board comprised of some of the area’s finest professionals and community leaders within the public, private, and consumer sectors. The time and talent these leaders dedicate to Wayne Metro is a testament to their shared desire to improve lives and communities across Wayne County.

Public Sector

Alisha Bell

Alisha R. Bell
Wayne County Commission Chair

Mayor Michael D. Bowdler

Mayor Michael D. Bowdler
City of River Rouge

Mayor Mike Duggan
City of Detroit

Andrew Kandrevas
Director of Government Relations
Office of the Wayne County Executive

Mark Kibby 2

Mark A. Kibby
City Administrator
City of Allen Park

Commissioner Martha Scott 2019

Commissioner Martha Scott
Wayne County Commissioner

William Wild

Mayor William Wild
City of Westland

Private Sector

Jodi Adamovich

Jodi Adamovich
Senior Vice President
Wayne Market Manager
Flagstar Bank

Jennifer L. Gasiecki

Jennifer L. Gasiecki
Corporate Counsel
Continental Dining

Ron Hinriches

Ronald J. Hinrichs
President

Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber

Muna Khoury

Provost for Community & External Affairs
Wayne County Community College District

Jametta Lilly
Chief Executive Officer
Detroit Parent Network

Barbara Rykwalder
Regional Manager
DTE Energy

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Donnell White
Chief Diversity Officer & Director of Strategic Partnerships
TCF National Bank

Consumer Sector

Arleen Allen-Hunter
Head Start Policy Committee Representative

Delores A. Flowers
Program Director
Samuel B. Ware Community Center

Shamayim Harris

Shamayim S. Harris
Chief Executive Officer
Avalon Village

Jean Overman
Executive Director
Mother’s Pantry

Monique B. Tate
Network Manager & Trainer
NEWCC, Equitable Internet Initiative

Edna Walker

Edna Walker
Regional Advisory Council
Region 3 Representative

Carol Woggon
Program Coordinator
Gibraltar Food Pantry

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