Tonya Allen Joins Skillman Team

Mrs. Allen comes to The Skillman Foundation from the Detroit Parent Network, where she served as Executive Director. She has also worked as a program officer with the Thompson-McCully Foundation and the C. S. Mott Foundation. In addition, Mrs. Allen served as Director of the Annie E. Casey Foundation Rebuilding Communities Initiative through the Warren/Conner Development Coalition. She has considerable experience in programs designed to improve the quality of life for children, families and neighborhoods.
“I am very pleased to be working with the Skillman Foundation,” she said. “I am honored to be associated with Carol Goss and all the other talented people at Skillman.”
A graduate of the University of Michigan in Sociology and African American Studies, she also holds a Masters Degree in Public Health and Social Work from U of M as well. She has been honored by both Rolling Stone Magazine and the Do Something Foundation as an outstanding activist under the age 30.