Board of Directors & Staff

Eastern Market Corporation Board of Directors


Jed Howbert City of Detroit, Mayor's Office

Vice Chairman

Jason Grobbel - Grobbel's Corned Beef


Brian Bartes - Wolverine Packing Co.


Shannon Byrne - Slow Jams

Board Members

Janee Ayers - Councilmember, Detroit City Council

Hassan Bazzi - Arab American Center for Economic and Social Justice

Janet Sossi Belcoure - President, Amore De Roma

Ron Brundidge - Director, Detroit Department of Public Works

Thomas Gordon - Appirio

Jason Hall - Founder, Slow Roll Detroit

Mark Kaltz - NW Kaltz & Sons Farms

Gabe Leland - Councilmember, Detroit City Council

Derrick May - Electronic Musician

Anne Parsons - Eastern Market Resident

Cindy Pasky - Strategic Staffing Solutions

Drew Patrick - Skidmore Studios

Ariel Simon - Chief Program & Strategy Officer, Kresge Foundation

Matthew Walters - City of Detroit, Mayor's Office

Gary Wasserman - Wasserman Projects

Tommey Walker - Detroit Vs. Everybody


Daniel S. Carmody - President, Eastern Market Corporation

Reuben Munday - Corporation Counsel, Lewis & Munday

Eastern Market Corporation Staff

Doshia Barton - Office Manager

Patrice Brown - Food Access Manager

Dan Carmody - President

Darius Dawson - CSS & Operations Manager

Mike DiBernardo - Director of Food Innovation Programs

Erin Gaiser - Chief Marketing Officer

Anika-Kafi Grose - Entrepreneurship & Education Director

Nicole Hellar - Food Access Coordinator

Shelby Holmes - Fresh Rx Coordinator

Lydia Levinson - Grants Program Support Director

Caroline MichniakGrow Eastern Market Program Manager

Julie Monahan - Grants Financial Analyst

Sam Morykwas - Marketing Manager

Christine Quane - Regional Food Hub Director

Tracy Rivard - Chief Development Officer

Jeff Root - Special Projects

Jim Sutherland - Director of Markets

Lonni Thomas - Sunday Street Market Manager

Melissa Thomas - Events Manager

David TobarDirector of Community Development Projects

Katie Wallace - Development Associate

Emma Velasco - Chief Operating Officer

Sal Zavala - Financial Services Director