Serving as a catalyst for change, we develop, organize and empower individuals and communities to advance equity and opportunity for all.
Steve Spreitzer, President and CEO
Steve served as Interim President and CEO from August 2013 until July 2014, Director of Programs from 2008 to 2013, managed the Roundtable's Interfaith efforts from 1996 to 2008 and Walk2gether Michigan from 2004 to 2008. Steve received his Masters in Social Work at Michigan State University, where he studied the role of the faith community in advancing social justice. Steve has worked in community mental health, criminal justice ministry and legislative advocacy. He has received recognition from the World Sabbath for Religious Reconciliation, the Council of Islamic Organizations of Michigan, the Catholic Youth Organization and the Hindu American Foundation.
Cheryl Birks, Finance Manager
Has been with the organization over 11 years. She has a diverse work background having worked in the private and public sector. Her experience includes working in the banking, managed care, and human service fields. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University, Master of Arts in Human Resource Management from Marygrove College and Master of Education in Instructional Technology, with an emphasis in Performance Improvement and Training, from Wayne State University.
D'Aaron Hart, Disability Rights Youth Organizer
Part of the 2016-2017 Regional Youth Internship Program D'Aaron joined us as regular staff in 2017 focusing on the integration of disability justice rights into MRDI Programs.
Ciarah Lee, Youth Liason
As her prior experience of youth organizing for almost 7 years that she's committed to since the age of 15. Ciarah has always been a grassroots hearted leader, relating her work to her own personal experience of lacking resources as a child. Ciarah realized her impact through performing spoken word, from teaching spoken word classes after school and mentoring 7th through 12th graders through their journeys to themselves. Ciarah has dedicated herself to guiding youth to discovering their own voices and preparing future generations to create their own visions.
Yusef Shakur, Co-Director of Programs
Desiree Squire, Suburban Organizer
Stacey Stevens, Co-Director of Programs
Supporting the organization's efforts to do regional organizing around racial equity and youth voice work in Michigan. During her time at the Roundtable, Stacey co-authored Imported from Detroit, published in The Journal of Law in Society (Vol. 15(1), 2013).
Prior to her work at the Roundtable, Stacey was the Domestic Issues Coordinator for the Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit, building support and awareness of justice and peace issues among Metro Detroit parishes on issues such as urban sprawl and poverty.
In 2015, Stacey was a member of the first cohort of the Detroit Equity Action Lab through the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at Wayne State University. She is passionate about community organizing, ground up change, and youth. Stacey holds a Bachelors degree in Sociology and Anthropology and is the honored mother to Linnah and Mac.
Sean D. Thomas, Information and Communication Technologies Manager
Sean has been with the Michigan Roundtable since 2008, where he started as the web and graphics manager. Sean received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Eastern Michigan University and studied graphic and web design at Baker College. Sean has over 10 years experience in Web design and Project Management. He has worked with numerous non-profits in business consulting, web & graphic design and project management. He was also a part of the inaugural class of the Allied Media Project.
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