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W. DeWayne Wells
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

A CPA by training, DeWayne brings a wealth of knowledge to the organization in the areas of auditing, financial management, and leadership. Prior to this appointment, he was a consultant for nonprofits and served as project director for Detroit Food & Fitness Collaborative, a group of 65 individuals representing 40 organizations developing ways to ensure that everyone in Detroit (especially the most vulnerable children) has access to affordable, healthy, locally grown food, and opportunities to be physically active.

Earlier roles include president of Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan where he expanded nutrition education programs, streamlined human resource practices, and heightened the organization’s profile through community collaborations and partnerships.

Immediately before joining Gleaners, DeWayne was chief operating officer for Starfish Family Services in Inkster, Michigan, and the first lay person to serve as executive director of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen in Detroit. He holds an MBA from Wayne State University and is a graduate of Leadership Detroit.

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