Joint Cities Development Corp.

Tenay Hankins - Chair
Detroit, MI

Ms. Hankins has over a decade of experience as a
human resource specialist, community and fund
development and business advocate.  

Charles Biggs, Jr.
Detroit, MI

Mr. Biggs has a BA in Physics and BA in Mechanical
Engineering.  Formally, Director of Diversity & Inclusion
for an Executive Recruiting firm, Mr. Biggs is an elected
Board Member of the Oakland County Employment
Diversity Council

Melvin Jefferson, Esq.
Detroit, MI
Mr. Jefferson is a tax and probate specialist

Ramone Harris
Branch Manager, Flagstar Bank
Youth Finance Mentor

Glenda Cook,
Co-Director Family Services/Domestic Violence
Belleville, MI

Ms. Cook has been a victim’s advocate for over ten
years.  Her background includes training and work
experience in paralegal studies, criminal justice and law

Dr. Zora Denson
Director of Education
Detroit, MI

Dr. Denson, has an extensive background in education.  
This includes over 25 years of experience as a teacher,
adjunct professor and advocate for parents.  

Domenic Tamborriello, LMSW,
Co-Director Family Services/Social Work
Ann Arbor, MI

Mr. Tamborriello has been in private practice for 26
years in Ann Arbor, MI.  Masters of Social Work with an
area of specialization in working with men.

Derrick Thornton
Canton, MI

Mr. Thornton has a Masters in Business Administration
and has been involved in business consulting and
technical support of information systems for the last 20


Joint Cities Development is a social enterprise, leveraging
the power of partnerships and leadership for the common

Our mission is job creation through increasing revenue for
entrepreneurs and building literacy via science based
education for K-12, primarily in Southeastern Michigan.

Our primary focus is to have a positive economical impact
on the region by helping “Main Street” businesses thrive
and provide career-based, living wage jobs.  

Joint Cities Development is a 501(c) (3) established in 1994.  
Joint Cities Development Corp.
243 W. Congress, Suite 350
Detroit, MI  48226
(313) 961-1141
Joint Cities is a 501(c)(3) corporation
All donations are tax-deductible as per law
Thank you for your
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"Creating and Connecting Solid Partnerships"