Patt Taylor Braxton – PRESIDENT
The first of her family to be born in Detroit, Patt Taylor Braxton is a proud Detroiter who is vitally concerned with issues of social justice and human rights. Well educated in the Detroit Public School system, she has spent her career of 26 years as a urban public school advocate, first in Detroit, then later in New York City. She is a proud member of the United Federation of Teachers in an era of union busting. Patt is active in the community because her internationalist perspective sees a connection between the conditions faced by Detroiters and oppressed people worldwide. For her, every day brings new possibilities for positive change. It just takes analysis, strength, courage and commitment to moving forward, together.
Susan Stellar – VICE PRESIDENT
Susan Stellar grew up in New Jersey. Since moving to Detroit in 1970 she has been active in civil rights, labor, the environment and women’s liberation. She is retired from the City of Detroit Recreation Department (Forestry & Landscape) and also as a science teacher.
Colleen Flaherty – SECRETARY
Colleen is a retired General Manager from AT&T with 38 1/2 years of experience in the Telecom industry. She is committed to the City of Detroit and in particular to Northwest Detroit because of her personal experiences living, going to school and working in this part of the City. Colleen is a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church.
Joyce Daniel – TREASURER
Joyce have been a resident of this community since 1976. She is a retired Detroit Police Sergeant. Shortly after retirement she changed her focus from the citizens of Detroit to the residents of O’Hair Park. She is committed to this one square mile making it stronger block by block.
Father Donald Archambault
Rev. Donald Archambault – Pastor of Corpus Christi, past Vicar of the Trinity Vicariate (22 churches in Northwest Detroit), co-founder of Northwest Detroit Youth Coalition, co-founder of New Hope Non Profit Housing Corporation, co-founder of Reclaiming Our Youth Summer Camp, Co-founder of O’Hair Park Community Association, City of Detroit resident for sixty years.
A 29 year resident of the neighborhood and is committed to make a difference. He has the residents best interest at heart and fights to get pertinent information to all. Dan is strongly committed to identification and elimination of blight in our entire neighborhood. He is willing to lend his neighbors a helping hand and does not require or expect anything in return.
Ed is a retired superintendent manufacturing operations from Ford Motor Company, where he worked for 33 years. He also worked as a teacher for the Detroit Public School System before moving on to Ford Motor Company. Ed has been an active member of this community since 1975.
A 43year resident of the O’Hair Park Area. Since moving into the area, Doris became an active member of NESCO as well as the Hessel Street Rainbow Community Block Club. Presently, presides as President of this block club, but has been Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.
Hessel Street Rainbow Community Block Club has been instrumental in getting lots of things done for the betterment of the neighborhood. We are continually striving to do the same.
Doris is a former teacher, and was also a Treasurer for AFSCME, Local 1640. She was also Secretary of her local unit many many years. Doris is committed, and always ready to roll up her sleeves and do whatever she can. She wants to see her neighborhood rebirth, and become even better than the neighborhood it use to be.
Renee is A lifelong resident of the City of Detroit. She is a Mumford High School and Wayne State University graduate. Since November, 1978 she has lived in the one square mile area of O’Hair Park Community Association. Renee has been with the United States Post Office for 28 years and is currently working in their call center. Renee has four adult children, three daughters and a son. She is an active member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church and has served on the OHPCA Board since 2012.