Executive Team

Lori Hill Sanders MA, LLP, BSP Executive Director lori.hill@dnwayne.org

Lori A. Hill-Sanders is a native of Detroit, a graduate of Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Arts Degree in Guidance and Counseling.

Lori Sanders is currently the Executive Director of Disability Network Wayne County Detroit where experience and peer support are combined to deliver services. Disability Network Wayne County Detroit promotes, connects and educates people with disabilities while providing them with resources and advocacy for social change. Their vision is a community that values disability as a human diversity free of attitudinal barriers, where all people benefit with full access and inclusion. Under her direction, the Disability Network has become more effective in fulfilling its mission and is better prepared to face current and future challenges. Her transformational initiatives have led to improved financial stability and have expanded the reach of lifesaving services.

Lori Sanders is the former Executive Director of the Taylor Reading Corps. The Taylor Reading Corps is a 501(c) (3), volunteer-based organization that is committed to enhancing the learning opportunity of children in the Taylor School District through the recruitment, training and sustainment of a network or volunteers. Lori is an Adjunct Professor at Wayne County Community College in the Leadership Development Program and she has provided Nonprofit Management and Business Development Services for organizations and business in Southeast Michigan.

Lori Sanders was also the Executive Director of Urban Services and Development Organization, a non-profit501(c) (3), community-based organization that offers life skills training, employment and training, guidance and counseling and other supportive services to address barriers for youth, individuals and families and within this capacity she is responsible for program development, management and operations within the organization for 7years. Ms. Sanders has more than 15 years of experience providing community services to disadvantaged youth individuals and families in the Detroit Metropolitan and Oakland County. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor that has provided individuals and group counseling services since 1999.

Lori Sanders began her career as the Director of a Day Care Program where she developed, implemented and directed the Head Start Program and after school Enrichment Programs. Ms. Sanders has always had a strong passion for the development, implementation and supervision of early childhood development programs and furthered her career as a child care center consultant and an Advisory Board Member of the Angel Land Child Centers and Parent Institute.

Lori Sanders has also developed programs which help Michigan parolees, successfully reintegrate into Detroit neighborhoods and the labor market. These programs have reduced crime, unemployment, and recidivism rates through the development and implementation of programs that provided reentry planning, intensive case management, job readiness, life skills training and job search activities. These programs provided comprehensive services that addressed the needs of incarcerated adults and juveniles with an emphasis to enhance education, while focusing on family reunification and community safety

Lori Sanders has been and is currently active with numerous area and national service organizations including American Association of University Women, National Association of Workforce Development Professionals, American Counseling Association, McKinney Foundation, Detroit Golf Society and Board Member of University Development Corporation and with great honor as a Taylor Rotarian and member of the Downriver Chamber of Commerce.

Lori Sanders is a Certified Business Service Professional from Michigan State University’s School of Labor and Industrial Relation. She has been responsible for providing business development expertise which includes strategic planning, fund development, marketing, lean production and manufacturing diversification for non-profit and for-profit organizations in Southeast Michigan.

Chaunise Knighton Executive Administrative Assistant
Facility Management chaunise@dnwayne.org

Chaunise is a native of Detroit that articulated from Detroit Public Schools and attended Oakland University to study teaching but, found her passion in Human Services. Chaunise has been in Human Services for over 10 years and has over 17 years experience as a supervisor. Chaunise's certifications include: MiBridges, Mental Health First Aid and Information and Referral.

Greg Shearrod Director of Operations gregoryshearrod@dnwayne.org

Kalyn Fulwylie Director of Finance

Kalyn Fulwylie is the Director of Finance at the Disability Network Wayne County Detroit. In her role, Kalyn assists with overseeing the overall organizational budget preparation, management and monitoring processes. She performs the tasks of payroll, preparing budgets, financial reporting, account payables, account receivables and expenses.

Kalyn is a great team leader and humanitarian, who exemplifies a wealth of knowledge in the field of finance, but she also prides herself in giving back to the community through volunteering her time with dynamic institutions such as; Children’s Hospital of Michigan and Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring Program.

During her leisure time, Kalyn enjoys golfing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. She is dedicated to ensuring the overall financial wellness of Disability Network Wayne County Detroit and advocating for people with disabilities.

Kalyn Fulwylie holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance degree from the premier Wayne State University, Mike Ilitch School of Business, located in Detroit, Michigan.

Timmie Roberts Program Manager timmie@dnwayne.org

Timmie Roberts II is the manager of Disability Network Wayne County Detroit’s Pre-ETS Program. Pre-Employment Transition Services assist youth and young adults to transition from school and life with parents to post-secondary education, employment, and independent living. Transition planning provides the blueprint for young adults to gain the skills and build the relationships needed to complete their goals and obtain independence.

Timmie is a lifelong Detroiter that graduated from Cass Technical High School and received his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics from Michigan State University.

Timmie is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. He calls the Southfield Alumni Chapter home where he has served as Strategus, Kappa League Advisor, and on numerous other committees.

Timmie has managed the Pre-ETS Program since its start here in 2016. He loves to see young people accomplish a goal, do something they thought they couldn’t, or reach any of their potential. He is passionate about helping those who are less fortunate, forgotten and ignored. Timmie believes that with a little help anyone can do anything, they may just have to find a different route to that goal.

Robert Austin Program Manager robert.auston@dnwayne.org

I begin working here at the WC/DN, November 28, 2016 as an “Independent Living Specialist.” I’m Currently now working as a The Program Manager for The Tier 1 services. I oversee all the Tier 1 services such as: Soft Skills Training, Advanced Job Club, Online Application Training, Resume Preparation, Peer Counseling Support, Independent Living Skills. I enjoy providing Job Readiness Training Tools and advocating for people with disabilities to overcome barriers through diversity and inclusive.

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