Meet our incredible team
Branden Snyder, Executive Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
Roslyn Ogburn, Membership Engagement & Neighborhood Organizer - email@example.com
Roslyn M. Ogburn, a Dedicated Detroiter, and mother of five has been involved in her community since 2003 in a number of roles. First, as a Parent Leader for United Children & Families Head Start’s Parent Board and later as a Parent Trainer for the Detroit Parent Network, Roslyn’s passion for her community and interest in policy steered her toward volunteering on political campaigns. In 2014, she worked as a Canvass Lead for Rebecca M. Thompson for State Representative campaign and working her way up to being a Regional Field Director for the Michigan For All SuperPAC during the 2014 Gubernatorial race. This desire to motivate her to serve her community led her to establish Nexus Detroit - an organization that helps provide food and support to needy families within her neighborhood. As a faithful member of Greater Burnette Baptist Church, Roslyn is a fighter and a people person committed to creating real change for all of Detroit’s families.
Davonte Johnson, Admin/Youth Organizing Intern - firstname.lastname@example.org
Born and raised in the city of Detroit, "Tae" is currently a Junior at East English Village Preparatory Academy. Tae is a tenacious teen striving for change and equity for all Detroit residents as a member of the GJN Young Justice team. He refuses to compromise and stand by while injustices are happening. As the Youth Organizing Intern, Tae is leading our Education and Youth Justice campaign along with high schoolers throughout the city.
Rashad Buni, Abolition Organizer - email@example.com
Rashad Jamal Buni (they/them/he/him) is a native Detroiter who is incredibly passionate in technology, social justice, and the intersection of both. Rashad leads our Abolition campaigns, which calls for the dismantlement of pervasive system of incarceration and capitalism. Rashad graduated from the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering in the summer of 2014. After moving back to their home city, and becoming more aware of the plethora of systemic violence experienced by Black people there, they were compelled to join the Movement for Black Lives the following summer. Rashad soon joined the Detroit chapter of Black Youth Project 100 (BYP 100) in 2016, and worked on campaigns fighting the displacement and water shutoffs in Black Detroit. In addition to working in direct action organizing, Rashad aspires to utilize their background in engineering to develop software that empowers activists and community organizers, like projects under Platform Cooperativism.