Sinai-Grace Guild Community Development Corporation serves Northwest Detroit neighborhoods with integrity and respect. We work to strengthen the neighborhood connection between residents, businesses and institutions. We work together as stewards of our beautiful, walkable, vibrant, and hopeful neighborhoods. Residents are deeply valued and have genuine opportunities for healthy, financially secure, and rich lives.
Driven by our community residents, businesses, and leaders, Sinai-Grace Guild Community Development Corporation is committed to holistic and equitable revitalization toward a thriving, healthy, and sustainable Northwest Detroit.
For over 40 years, the Grace Guild of Sinai-Grace Hospital served patients and residents in Northwest Detroit. Under the leadership of Juanita Dickerson, the Guild worked to promote positive health outcomes in the community. In 2015, the hospital's leadership facilitated a community conversation about the revitalization of Northwest Detroit. The Guild responded by renaming the organization and focusing its efforts on community development.
In December 2018, Lisa Campbell became the Executive Director of the Sinai-Grace Guild CDC. Her work reflects the Northwest Detroit Neighborhood Revitalization Strategic Framework and continued conversations with community stakeholders to implement a shared vision. Lisa has now transitioned to a new position. Palencia Mobley, formerly vice-chair of the SGGCDC Board, is the current Interim Executive Director while we search for a new permanent Executive Director.
Deacon Lawrence Mathews
Deacon Larry Mathews, Ph.D., CPA is the Chief Financial Officer of Hartford Memorial Baptist Church and all of its related entities. Prior to joining Hartford, Dr. Mathews was the Deputy Director of Finance of Wayne County and the CFO of the Institute for Population Health (the City of Detroit Health Department). Dr. Mathews has an earned a doctorate from Wayne State University, his Masters of Public Administration from WSU and an MBA from the University of Detroit Mercy. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Michigan. An avid golfer and swimmer, Dr. Mathews is married to his wife Beverly. They have two children, Gerald and Portia and 4 grandchildren.
William A. Smith
William A. Smith serves as Chief Financial Officer for the non-profit Detroit RiverFront Conservancy. He attended Detroit Public Schools and graduated high school from Detroit Benedictine. Smith holds a B.S. in Accounting from Colorado State University and an M.B.A. from Wayne State University. He has over 25 years of accounting and finance experience.
After spending more than 10 years in the healthcare industry, Smith joined the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy in 2006. In his role as C.F.O. of the Conservancy, he has managed over $200 million of public space construction along Detroit’s riverfront, leading to more than $2 billion of investment in the district. Additionally, Smith has more than 20 years of experience as a real estate entrepreneur. Smith is currently the owner and operator of DUO Restaurant & Lounge in Southfield, MI. In 2009, Smith was a recipient of Michigan Chronicle’s 2009 “Men of Excellence” Award.
Katrina serves as Chief Community Impact Officer for Neighborhood Service Organization. As CCIO, McCree is the chief fundraising officer and is responsible for overseeing NSO’s corporate development, community affairs, business development and marketing strategies.
Prior to joining NSO, Katrina served as the associate administrator of operations for DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital. Katrina previously served in a dual capacity as the Market Director for the ACA Operations for DMC and the Director of Government and Community Affairs for Sinai-Grace Hospital. Katrina spearheaded the transition of Sinai-Grace Guild into a viable Community Development Corporation and secured the initial funding to address neighborhood revitalization in Northwest Detroit.
Katrina currently serves on the boards of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan (PPAM), SDM2 Project Education, Higher Learning Commission, Coleman A. Young Foundation, and the City of Detroit Local Development Finance Authority. Katrina holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Eastern Michigan University and a master’s degree in human resource management from Marygrove College.