Kerrie Mitchell named president, CEO of Detroit Public Schools Foundation

Detroit Public Schools Foundation has named Matrix Human Services executive Kerrie Mitchell as its new president and CEO, effective March 1.

Mitchell succeeds Pamela Moore who left at the end of December after seven years to join the Vella Group, a nonprofit consultancy led by Jim Vella, former head of the Ford Motor Co. Fund.

DPS Foundation named Chief Administrative Officer Yesenia Roman-Murphy to lead the foundation until March.

“We are incredibly grateful for the operational processes and infrastructure that Pamela developed and implemented during her tenure. She literally laid the foundation for the Foundation, and put us in a position to grow and thrive for years to come,” the foundation’s chair, Beth Correa, said in an e-newsletter.

Mitchell, 37, brings over a decade of experience in marketing, communications, development, and public relations for community-oriented organizations.

She has served as vice president of marketing and fund development at Matrix for the past six years.

Prior to that, she held top public relations, marketing and communications roles with local Boy Scouts of America affiliates and Detroit Police Athletic League.

She also served as digital producer/associate editor at Radio One Inc.

An alum of Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School in the Detroit Public Schools Community District, Mitchell holds a Bachelor’s in Communication: Journalism and Media Arts from Wayne State University.

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