Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit (Mosaic) , announced today the appointment of five new board members and a new chair and vice chair who will help support the nonprofits work to create pathways to equity and opportunity for youth through the arts.
“We’re excited to partner with these five new board members who bring diverse expertise, deep commitment to Mosaic’s mission and new insights to enhance outcomes for Detroit area youth,” shared Governance Chair, Marietta Cleveland.
Terry Bonnette Named New Board Chair
Terry Bonnette, a seasoned partner at Nemeth Law, PC, with extensive experience in labor and employment law, has assumed the role of Board Chair. Mr. Bonnette is a renowned expert in his field and a frequent author and speaker on labor and employment law topics. He previously served as Mosaic’s Vice Chair and brings a wealth of knowledge and dedication to his new position.
Mark Denis Appointed as Vice Chair
Mark Denis, a respected member of the Mosaic Board since 2022, has been named Vice Chair. With over 30 years of experience in finance and strategic planning, including 14 years at General Motors, Mark is passionate about giving back to the community. He has a long-standing commitment to not-for-profit organizations, including serving on the Board of COTS Detroit for over 18 years.
Bonnette and Denis join existing officers, including Wisam Qasem-Fakhoury, CFO at Access, who returns to a second term as Board Treasurer, and Diane Borgus Green, M.A., NCC, who also returns to a second term as board secretary.
New Board Members Join the Team
“Each member brings a wealth of unique experiences and skills that strengthen our ongoing commitment to cultivating capacity, creativity and community with young people. By fostering these thoughtful partnerships and connections with experts in education, business, finance, and health & human services, we’re not just working to support youth and our community – we’re building an invaluable network that will empower them to thrive now and in the future,” commented DeLashea Starwder, Mosaic’s Executive & Artistic Director.
Mosaic is thrilled to welcome five new board members who bring diverse skills and backgrounds to the organization:
Dr. Rita Fields – Dr. Fields is the dual CEO of both 313 Industries, Inc. and Copper Phoenix Consulting, LLC, and she brings a wealth of experience in business and community leadership.
Dr. Denise Jacob – With a strong background in community engagement, Dr. Jacob will contribute her expertise to Mosaic’s efforts in creating a more inclusive society.
Lois McEntyre – Lois McEntyre, the general manager of customer success operations at Intuit, offers valuable corporate insight to the board.
Melissa Thomas – Melissa Thomas, Manager of Special Events at Eastern Market Partnership, brings event planning and community engagement skills to the organization.
Yvette Drayton – Yvette Drayton, Financial Coordinator at We The People Michigan, will provide her financial acumen to support Mosaic’s mission.
Mosaic is excited about the fresh perspectives and expertise that these new leaders bring to the organization and looks forward to their contributions as Mosaic continues to expand pathways to equity and opportunity through the arts.