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Minister Cassandra Phipps LPC, LLP, CAADC

Cassandra Phipps is the Director of Children’s Initiatives for the Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN) and has been with the organization since May 2021. Phipps provides management, oversight, and coordination for all activities within the Children’s department and is responsible for the overall design and ongoing implementation of DWIHN’s system transformation efforts for children with serious emotional disturbance and intellectual developmental disabilities.

Prior to DWIHN, Phipps worked for Easter Seals where she was Program Manager and a Clinical Home-Based Supervisor during her six years of employment there. She also worked at The Guidance Center as a Children’s Home-Based Therapist and Clinical Therapist. Phipps is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Limited Licensed Psychologist (LLP), and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drugs Counselor (CAADC) who is dedicated to working specifically with children who utilize community mental services. She has provided quality care and services to some of the most vulnerable youth in Wayne and Oakland counties and has served in various leadership positions. Lastly, Phipps is also a Licensed Minister since 2008 and has engaged in various ministries over the years. She currently serves at Zion Hope Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Curtis R. Grant.

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Suzanne Greenberg, Executive Director

Currently, Suzanne serves as the Executive Director for the MI Children’s Trust Fund in Lansing which is Michigan’s agency solely focused on the prevention of child abuse and neglect through 100+ prevention programs serving the 83 counties across Michigan! As a tireless advocate for the best interests of children and a survivor of childhood physical and sexual abuse, her experience includes leading the CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region in strategic growth from serving one to three counties as well as expanding prevention, intervention and advocacy programming across the region. This award-winning agency grew from just 2 part time staff to over 23 staff plus a team of active volunteers and interns! Her legacy is the move from the basement of the Westland Guidance Clinic to the beautiful CAN Council building expanded in 2015. Ms. Greenberg has been honored as the CAN Council’s Child Advocate of the Year 2019, Saginaw Chamber’s Community Impact Award (2018), YWCA’s Woman of Distinction (2014) among many others. Suzanne’s greatest joy is her husband of 38 years, Alan and their children Samantha and Ben.

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Huda Khazendar – Prevention Specialist & 

Nichole Jackson – Prevention Supervisor