2022 Cohort

Evan Killingsworth is the Projects and Operations Coordinator of the safe, brave space LGBT Detroit. Evan was educated at Wayne State University in the College of Business and using those skills he hopes to engage the community to exceed this goal. As such, He will be working on the All Of Us Research Program, a project for LGBT Detroit in consultation with CenterLink, The Community Center For LGOf Us Research Program and will become a part of a center network of partner organizations to serve as trusted intermediaries and messengers. He also works with the Karmanos Cancer Institute, the cancer research center, in advocacy for LGBTQ+ cancer survivors and caretakers. As well as SAGE Metro Detroit, to bring awareness to the unique needs of LGBTQ+ Elders.




Cornelius Wilson, DHD/HAPI Housing r. Program Coordinator; Cornelius has an extensive and varied career background working in the field of human services spanning more than 25 years. His previous experience includes, Founder and Executive Director of Men of Color Motivational Group, a local HIV/AIDS advocacy and service organization, Project Director with Travelers Aid Society of Detroit, a premier case management and supportive housing agency; Senior Case Manager with Target Population Services (TaPS, Inc.) for persons in recovery seeking recovery supportive services, and as the Program Director for Guiding Light Sober Living, Inc., an agency established to provide for the special needs of housing and recovery management, as well as other supportive services for men living with and/or at high risk for contracting HIV. Mr. Wilson earned an associate degree in Business Administration from the Detroit Business Institute, and serves on several boards, which include the planning body for the Southeast Michigan HIV/AIDS Council (SEMHAC), in addition to Finance Committee Co-Chair; SAGE Metro Detroit as Chief Engagement Officer and is currently the Committee Chairman for the annual LGBTQ Older Adult Summit.


Andrea Sakleh is a Research Specialist for the Center for Arab Narratives at the Arab American National Museum/ACCESS







Marlene O. Joshi, MA, LPC, was the Director of Rehabilitation Services at The Salavtion Army Adult Rehabilitation Center. She was with The Salavtion Army for almost 10 years serving as Manager of Rehabilitation Services and Counselor and most recently as Director. As of Sept. 2022, she is a community member advising youth in the Metro Detroit area.






Theresa Butler is currently employed at Beaumont Health and National Kidney Foundation; Health & Lifestyle Coach, Group Fitness Instructor, Program Instructor. Current Active Organization Affiliations; Sisters Network - Greater Metropolitan Detroit Chapter, Karmanos - Oakland Cancer Action Council, A.R.I.S.E. African - American Resilience in Surviving Cancer Council, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Cancer Survivorship Program - PBCYW Program for Breast Cancer in Young Women Caregiver Workshop, & Girl Trek - Detroit Chapter.




Bernice Renee Bankhead is a member of the following: Western Wayne Cancer Action Council, Inkster Task Force, African American Resilience in Surviving Cancer (ARISE), and Friends of the Inkster Library.   







Lance Woods is the Co-Founder of WeRun313.








Wilma Stringer is retired. Ms. Stringer serves as a Community Advisory Board member to the Healthier Black Elders Center at Wayne State University.