Executive Leadership

Kenyatta Stephens
Kenyatta Stephens serves as Chief Executive Officer of Black Family Development, Inc. (BFDI).  She has been honored to work at Black Family Development, Inc. since July of 1997.  In her role, she is responsible for overall business and program operations of the agency, including Board collaboration, stakeholder relationships, vision setting, and strategic planning. Consumer and stakeholder satisfaction are a main priority for her as families, and the community, entrust BFDI to partner with them toward achieving their goals for hope and healing.  What Kenyatta enjoys most about her position is seeing youth, family, and neighborhood transformation as they achieve set goals. On a fun note, Kenyatta loves to read, as well as bike riding and camping with her family.  She can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Dr. LaTonya Shelton
Dr. LaTonya Shelton serves as Chief Operating Officer of Black Family Development, Inc.  She has been honored to work at Black Family Development, Inc. since 2016.  In her role, she provides management oversight to all program operations, while driving performance measures, including ensuring operations are efficient, effective, accessible, and delivered with high satisfaction of both consumers and staff.  Dr. Shelton enjoys most about her position, while being a conduit of information, learning of consumer successes and staff professional development.  On a fun note, Dr. Shelton loves to spend time with family, especially attending church, dancing and cooking with her husband and daughter.  She can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..






Jane Fernanders
Jane Fernanders serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Black Family Development, Inc.  She has been honored to work at Black Family Development, Inc. since July 10, 1995.  In her role, Jane enjoys most about her position the ability to enhance the lives of families served.  On a fun note, Jane  loves to spend time with her family. She can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.







Tanya Traylor
Tanya Traylor serves as the Chief Administrative Officer of Black Family Development, Inc. She has been honored to work at Black Family Development, Inc. since December 1, 1994. In her role, she provides executive level support to the office of the CEO. She enjoys working with the CEO and the executive team to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of administrative operations. Tanya loves spending time with family and traveling. She can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..







Charles Dulin
Chuck Dulin serves as Director of Information Technology and Facilities Manager for Black Family Development, Inc.  He has been honored to work at Black Family Development, Inc. since May 2002.  In his role as Director of IT, he enjoys helping staff increase their productivity, and assisting them with navigating newer technologies. He enjoys most about his position the satisfaction he gets from helping other individuals with challenging tasks.  On a fun note, Chuck loves to take long walks, read business magazines and journals, workout, and watch NFL football and other sports.   He can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.







Samantha Perry
Samantha Perry serves as Vice President of Juvenile Justice of Black Family Development, Inc.  She has been honored to work at Black Family Development, Inc. since February 26, 2001.  In her role, Samantha is responsible for managing an array juvenile justice prevention, diversion, wraparound, and treatment services. What Samantha enjoys most about her position is being able to empower youth and families to achieve their goals and become champions of their communities.  On a fun note, Samantha loves to go camping and spend time with her family.  She can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..







Elise Goulbourne
Elise Goulbourne serves as Vice President of Behavioral Health of Black Family Development, Inc.  She has been honored to work at Black Family Development, Inc. since January 2014. In her role, she is responsible for the management of clinical services.  Elise enjoys most about her position that she is able to give back to the community that gave so much to her. On a fun note, Elise loves to do adventurous things with her family and friends. She can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..







Maria B. Stanfield
Maria B. Stanfield serves as the Clinical Director of Black Family Development, Incorporated. She has been honored to work at Black Family Development, Inc. since 2001. In her role, what she enjoys most is training staff to assess the clinical needs of consumers, as well as utilizing a variety of best practice models and assessment tools to identify consumers’ gifts, talents, strengths and needs. On a fun note, Maria loves to run and is the Ambassador for Black Girls Run Detroit. She may be reached via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..





Wendy LaMarr
Wendy LaMarr serves as Collective Impact Manager of Black Family Development, Inc.  She has been honored to work at Black Family Development, Inc. since August 7, 2000.  In her role, she partners with cross sector stakeholders in early childhood, business, government and philanthropy to transform early childhood services for Detroit children and families; ensuring that young children are healthy, safe and equipped for success in kindergarten and beyond, and helping parents become their child’s first and best teachers and champions.  What Wendy most loves about her position is working with community partners and parents to help make Detroit a city that puts children first; while ensuring that families are equipped with skills for success. On a fun note, Wendy loves to cook, travel and spend time exploring the serene riverfront parks, landmarks and hidden gems along Detroit’s International Riverfront.  She can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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Business Hours

Our hours of operation:
24/7 Availability

Monday-Friday: 9am to 5pm
Weekends: Community Meetings

Our Offices

  • Administrative Office

    2995 E. Grand Blvd
    Detroit, MI 48202
    Phone: 313-758-0150
  • Samaritan Center

    5555 Conner Ave. Ste 1038
    Detroit, MI 48213
    Phone: 313-308-0255

    If it is after business hours, and you need to reach your Case Manager, please call BFDI’s “After Hours” phone number at (313) 330-2849.
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