Board of Directors & Staff

Eastern Market Corporation Board of Directors


Tom Lewand - Group Executive, City of Detroit, Mayor's Office

Vice Chairman

Joseph G. Kuspa - Owner, LOCKUS Investments, Inc.


DeWayne Wells - Project Director, Detroit Food & Fitness Collaborative


Brian Bartes - Chief Financial Officer, Wolverine Packing Co.

Board Members

Hassan Bazzi - Access Growth Center

Tom Bedway - President, Ronnie's Meats

Janet Sossi Belcoure - President, Roma Cafe

Karen Brown - Owner, Savvy Chic

Ron Brundidge - Director, Detroit Department of Public Works

Shannon Byrne - Owner, Slow Jams

Raquel Castaneda-Lopez - Councilmember, Detroit City Council

Robert Deane - Owner, AVIMA Design

Jason Grobbel - President, Grobbel's Corned Beef

Jason Hall - Founder, Slow Roll Detroit

Gabe Leland - Councilmember, Detroit City Council

Anne Parsons - President/CEO, Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Rob Ruhlig - Ruhlig Farms & Gardens

Ariel Simon - Chief Program & Strategy Officer, Kresge Foundation

Matthew Walters - City of Detroit, Mayor's Office

Gary Wasserman - Wasserman Projects


Daniel S. Carmody - President, Eastern Market Corporation

Reuben Munday - Corporation Counsel, Lewis & Munday

Eastern Market Corporation Staff

Doshia Barton - Office Manager

Chris Broadbent - Detroit Community Markets Coordinator

Patrice Brown - Food Access Coordinator

Dan Carmody - President

Darius Dawson - CSS & Operations Manager

Mike DiBernardo - Director of Food Innovation Programs

Aaron EganHead Chef & Kitchen Manager

Erin Gaiser - Chief Marketing Officer

Anika-Kafi Grose - Detroit Kitchen Connect Coordinator

Nicole HellarAssistant Food Access Coordinator

Shelby Holmes - Project Analyst

Joseph Johnson - Facilities Manager

Lydia Levinson - Grants Program Support Director

Julie Monahan - Grants Financial Analyst

Sam Morykwas - Marketing Manager

Christine Quane - Regional Food Hub Director

Tracy Rivard Development Director

Jim Sutherland - Director of Markets

Lonni Thomas - Sunday Street Market Manager

Melissa Thomas - Events Manager

David TobarDirector of Community Development Projects

Emma Velasco - Chief Operating Officer

Jan Willcoxon - Accountant

Michelle Wooddell - Interim Development Director

Sal Zavala - Financial Services Director