Lisa P. Jones
Lisa P. Jones was appointed as the Executive Director of the Sinai-Grace Guild Community Development Corporation (SGGCDC) and has nearly 20 years of progressively responsible experience leading multiple teams with successful start-up, survival, turnaround and growth projects resulting in implementation of innovative and best practices, improved quality assurance practices, improved performance standards, and achieved measurable outcomes.
Ms. Jones has spent much of her career working on behalf of underserved and underrepresented groups in the greater metropolitan areas of Detroit and Chicago through community-based interventions and services. Since joining SGGCDC in December 2018 she has increased funding and support for projects in Northwest Detroit and implemented programs focused on community engagement, residential stabilization and economic mobility. Prior to her appointment at SGGCDC, Ms. Jones worked in local government managing budgets, contracts, and grants for various municipal departments. Her earlier work includes program management, business development, research and evaluation in both the public and private sectors.
Ms. Jones holds a Master of Public Policy and Administration with a focus in urban policy and planning from Northwestern University, a Master of Arts from the University of Illinois, and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan.
Crystal Head joined Sinai-Grace Guild Community Development Corporation (SGGCDC) as Program Manager in July of 2019. She was born and raised on Detroit’s northwest side. During high school Ms. Head was involved in various community groups including the Midnight Golf Program, Delta GEMS and Student Senate at Renaissance Highschool. Through these organizations, Ms. Head participated in various community service projects and events. In 2014, Ms. Head moved to Ann Arbor to pursue a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan. During her time at University of Michigan, Ms. Head immediately became involved on campus through volunteer opportunities and community outreach organizations. Throughout college Ms. Head earned experience in working with children through interning with Children's Defense Fund - Freedom Schools, counseling with Emerson School After School and Summer Programs as well as working as a student assistance in the University of Michigan's Office of the Provost. After graduating Ms. Head began her journey in the social sciences field as a Family Reunification Worker in Washtenaw, Monroe and Lenawee counties. In her previous position, Ms. Head gained experience while learning her desire to move back to her home town to become involved in community development work.