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COTS Leadership Team

CHERYL P. JOHNSON

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

“I was created to relieve suffering in the world. I am blessed to be able to do so through COTS… relieve suffering that so many of our families have experienced. Dealing with poverty and the mindset that is acquainted with it helps us to leave an impact that will outlive us all.”

cjohnson@cotsdetroit.org

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Aisha J. Morrell-Ferguson

CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

“I aspire to use my gifts to make the world a better place and to do everything in peace, on purpose, and with passion so that I may always open doors to hope. COTS mission and culture align with my heart and I’m grateful to serve in order to produce positive change.”

amorrell@cotsdetroit.org

Delphia Simmons

CHIEF IMPACT OFFICER

“I’ve been with COTS 14 years, currently as Chief Impact Officer. COTS’  purpose and commitment to others align with my own commitment to  human development and growth.”

dsimmons@cotsdetroit.org

COTS Board Of Directors

Linda M. Koos

Board President
Executive Broker Relationship Leader
Joyn Insurance

Jeff Rivera

Board Vice President
Chief Operating Officer & President of Western US Operations ​Lineage Logistics

Judy Gruner

Board Treasurer
Finance Committee Chairperson
Retired Former Regional Controller, NAO
Plastic Omnium Auto Inergy

Carol Goss

Board Secretary
Retired Former President ​Skillman Foundation
Founder Warrior Women Against Poverty

Mark C. Denis

Board Member
Retired Former Sr. Financial Analyst
General Motors

Karisa Antonio

Board Member
Director of Social Innovation Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO)

Ina Fernandez

Board ​Member
Nominating Committee Member
President & CEO, Fern Capital

Dr. Rita Fields

Board Member
CEO/Executive/Professor

Lawrence A. Gardner

Board Member
Investment Banker & Financial Manager
Lawrence Gardner Associates

Josh Jaime

Board Member
Technology Committee Chairperson
Retired Former Computer Operations Manager and Community Outreach Chairman, Brasscraft Manufacturing

Deborah Jones

Board Member
Vice President & Chief of Operations
Detroit Development Fund

LaTrice McClendon

Board Member
Detroit Public School Community District

Torre Palermino

Board Member
Sr. Global Product Manager
Medtronic

Michael Randall

Board Member
Executive Director - Grandmont,
Rosedale Development Corporation

Sammye E. VanDiver

Board Member
Social Impact Committee Chairperson
Nominating Committee Chairperson
Former Team Member, Health Alliance Plan

COTS Reports & Financials

Individual Contributions
40%
Foundation Gifts
24%
Federal Grants
20%
Income & Other
10%
State Grants
6%

COTS Financial Reports