Donna Murray-Brown joined MNA in late 2009 as Director of the Metro Detroit Partnership Office. Later, her responsibilities increased to become Senior Director of Capacity Building, expanding her work across the state of Michigan. In her dual role, she led a successful strategic alliance program for arts and culture organizations in Metro Detroit; led the merger negotiations of four organizations to create the Belle Isle Park Conservancy, attracted national program partnerships including New York based, National Urban Fellows to catalyze a culturally diverse pipeline of nonprofit leaders and Wisconsin based, Public Allies, a national service program to augment the education achievement and workforce development work of Metro Detroit nonprofits; and to bring a national service program cultural competency program investment from the New York based National Urban Fellows, and Public Allies. Donna now serves as president and CEO for Michigan Nonprofit Association and is the first woman president in the organization’s history. She resides in Detroit, Michigan with her husband and three teen children.
Terry is Membership & Advocacy Coordinator for MNA. Prior to joining MNA, Terry served as a marketing and web services consultant for Hometown Housing Partnership, and Marketing Program Coordinator in the energy efficiency field. Terry has volunteered in a variety of roles for the Alzheimer’s Association, and graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2009 with a BFA in Creative Writing.
Bill Gesaman serves as the Membership Manager for MNA. Bill is charged with developing retention strategies, providing excellent customer service to MNA’s current members, and reaching out to other organizations who are not currently benefiting from all that MNA has to offer. Prior to joining MNA in August 2010, Bill worked with the Boy Scouts of America for over five years. There he worked with approximately 3500 families and hundreds of volunteers to help ensure Scouting was successful in Southwestern Oakland County. He managed the membership and fundraising campaigns, and stewarded trainings, events, programs and multiple committees. Bill is a graduate of Michigan State University. He is married and resides in Farmington Hills.
Adam King is the Technology Manager at Highway T (formerly NPower Michigan). He previously worked as a business systems analyst for State Farm Insurance Company where he supported the organization’s enterprise budget and expense system. Since 2004, Adam has been helping nonprofits in the state of Michigan with technology assessments & planning, scheduled support & maintenance, as well as technology-based workshops. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Management Information Systems from Central Michigan University.