Our Leadership

Staff

Jenny Hutchinson, Director

Ms. Hutchinson is an education and non-profit management leader with over 15 years of experience developing and implementing community-focused initiatives like college access programs for student and adult learners. Jenny is the chief architect of SRO’s Pathways program, as well as the organization’s lead on other community efforts that include digital inclusiveness and financial health and wellness for community members. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan, an entrepreneur and a true champion for the city of Detroit 

Board of Directors

Shirley Stancill Terrell, Chair 

Mrs. Terrell has been a tax and financial services professional for over 35 years as the owner of Detroit-based Stancill Tax Services, LLC. She holds bachelor’s degree in accounting, is a certified financial planner and was named Who’s Who among financial professionals nationally. She sits on the Boards of several grassroots organizations and is a supporter of multiple charitable efforts throughout the city of Detroit. She is the mother of two and grandmother of five and ‘auntie’ to a host of nieces and nephews

Jacinthia Bowie-Betts, Treasurer 

Ms. Bowie-Betts is the owner of Love Splendor Salon in Oakland County, MI. She is a successful manager and prolific professional trainer in the beauty industry. She provides opportunities for young professionals to break into the industry and hone their skills by working in her salon under her expert tutelage. Jacinthia is the mother of five boys and has two grandsons. She hosts a lively book club throughout the year for customers and friends 

Sharon Applewhite, Board Secretary 

Ms. Applewhite is a native Detroiter with deep southern roots. A single mother, Sharon has served as a parent activist and Title 1 Coordinator with Detroit Public Schools. She is the founder of Women Overcoming Obstacles (WOO) and works to support fellow lupus survivors throughout metro-Detroit. She served as Parent Ambassador with Mosaic Youth Theatre and is the proud parent of a Cass Tech graduate and student at Western Michigan University 

Sharon Céron Espinoza 

A graduate of California State University, Miss Espinosa completed her undergraduate work with a bachelor’s in economics. She is now a graduate student at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and is serving on SRO’s Board via the Stephen M. Ross School of Business Board Fellowship program. A Fulbright scholar, Sharon has completed community development projects and programming in Ethiopia as part of the Peace Corps. Her work in research is proving invaluable in development of SRO’s Board improvement efforts