Jalen Rose


ESPN/ABC Analyist, CEO Three Tier Entertainment

Dennis Archer, Jr.


CEO/Founder - Ignition Media Group; President - Archer Corporate Services

Greg Boll

Vice President

President, Cummins Bridgeway

Kim Easterle Mattes


Vice President, Aon Risk Solutions

David Schostak


President, Schostak Brothers & Company

John E. James


President, James Group International; CEO, Renaissance Global Logistics (RGL)

Dean Brody


Managing Director, Accenture

Wendy Jackson


Deputy Director, The Kresge Foundation

Jason Langwell


EVP, Intersport

Malika Velinor

Dean of College, velinorm@jrladetroit.com

Ms. Velinor oversees all college programming and works closely with the 12th grade scholars to ensure timely graduation and matriculation to college.  She also facilitates Parent University, an initiative to spread college knowledge to our scholars and their parents, as well as all Senior Class activities. Working closely with the Promise Schools network, she ensures our team meets our strategic goals. 

Kat Grow

College Success Coordinator, growk@jrladetroit.com

Ms. Grow supports all alumni who have graduated from JRLA. She is in charge of sending alumni materials, planning alumni and parent of alumni events, and connecting with alumni on a bi-monthly basis to ensure they have the resources they need to earn a college degree.

Aliya Spotts

College Counselor, spottsa@jrladetroit.com

Delonte Jones

College Bound Scholars, jonesd@jrladetroit.com

Mr. Jones teaches the 9th and 10th grade College Bound Scholars courses which focus on the themes of Learning for College and College Aspiration: Learning for Life.

Richard Harzula

College Bound Scholars, harzular@jrladetroit.com

Mr. Harzula teaches the 11th and 12th grade College Bound Scholars courses which focus on making informed college decisions that align with the themes of College is Now: Leadership for Bright Futures and College Capstone: Leadership for College Graduation.