Desiree JenningsPresident and CEO



    Desiree Jennings is a consummate professional who is passionate about data and service. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Business, her educational endeavors have provided the right blend to support her love for the truth of data and the complexity of serving in the human service sector. She strongly believes that an organization’s mission cannot truly be driven forward to its full purpose without the threat of data analytics and connecting those numbers to the lives of the children and families being served.

    Currently, Desiree serves as the President & CEO. She coordinates the agency’s strategic planning process and takes the lead in monitoring the progress and results of the plan. Over the past two years, she took on a new role overseeing compliance at The Children’s Center, where she led the organization in its reaccreditation with the Council on Accreditation (COA). Additionally, she established collaborative relationships with the service areas of the organization, formulating consistent forums to review output and outcome data to identify quality improvement initiatives focusing on the mission to “Help Children & Families Shape Their Own Future.” She’s an avid promoter of Data-Driven Decision Making.

    Desiree serves on the Board of MacDowell Preparatory Academy in Detroit and volunteers her expertise to other nonprofits looking to make an impact in Detroit and its surrounding areas.