Jerry Hebron is a permanent fixture in the North End community and the executive director of North End Christian Community Development Corporation since 2008. Under her leadership, North End CDC has expanded its capacity to meet the needs of the community via education, skilled training, and access to support its’ vision of empowering neighbors through community-based assets. Today, thanks to Jerry Hebron, and her 25 years of service in Michigan real estate, the North End CDC campus is six acres of food production, community event space, farmers market, native plants, fruit trees, perennial flowers, chickens, and business incubation.
Natosha was first introduced to the nonprofit world in 2008 as an Executive Assistant, as well as Program Director of the AmeriCorps Next Steps Community Reintegration Program, at Vanguard Community Development Corporation. While designing workforce development programming to assist returning citizens with acclimation into society, she gained a passion for assisting marginalized populations, which eventually led her to community activism and fund development. As both staff (Vanguard Community Development Corporation, Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF), Allied Media, Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS)) and a board member of (80 Strong Community Outreach, The United Communities of America (UCOA), Oakland Avenue Artist Coalition (OAAC), Natosha learned about the challenges and joys of nonprofit leadership from many different points of view.
From 2013-2015, Natosha was the full-time Diversity Equity and Inclusion program developer for the Council of Michigan Foundation, where she was privileged to work alongside its smart and dedicated team to advance the work of nonprofits across the state of Michigan. Leaving for two years to welcome a beautiful little girl into her life, Natosha was honored to be invited to join the team at Northend Christian Community Development Corporation as a part-time Administrative Assistant to full-time Program Director in the fall of 2017. She has been blown away by what the organization and its larger network have accomplished and is inspired by the opportunity to tell the story.
Natasha Tallman is the current program director of North End Christian Community since 2017.
Dana Hart has lived in the North End of Detroit for the past 10 years and is committed to both social justice in education for all children in Detroit and the empowerment of Detroit residents through increased education, skilled training, and equitable access. Since May 2013, she has volunteered with North End Christian Community Development Corporation and now serves as a member of the organizations executive board. Hart earned a bachelor’s degree in English from University of Michigan-Dearborn, a master’s degree in Community Development from University of Detroit Mercy, and will complete studies for an MBA at Detroit Mercy in 2021. She has serves as Director of Business and Finance at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry where she was worked since 2000
Constance King is a lifelong resident of the North End community and a governing board member of North End Christian Community Development Corporation. After retiring from General Motors in 2011, she accepted an invitation to join the Oakland Avenue Community Garden in 2011 as the Volunteer Correspondence Secretary and treasurer, utilizing her extensive background in accounting, collections, and customer services to help organize beautification efforts in the North End community. King earned a Farmer’s Market Manager certification in 2012 and worked for several years as Oakland Avenue Farmers Market Manager.