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Staff Members

Staff Members

Bonnie Billups, Jr.

Bonnie Billups, Jr.

Executive Director

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Bonnie Billups, Jr. began his career in supportive services for families and youth at a young age.  He first became involved with Ann Arbor’s own Peace Neighborhood Center as a child enrolled in the agency’s Youth Programs back in the early 1970s.  Proving himself to be a reliable and mature young man, Bonnie was hired on as a Program Assistant at Peace in 1976.  He continued in that capacity through 1985, helping the agency expand and establish many long-standing services such as Peace’s Summer Day Camp program in 1982.  Bonnie left the agency in 1985 to travel to California and pursue a career in music.  While in the Los Angeles area, he continued to work in the youth development field as a Youth Lead Specialist at Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services.  In 1991, he returned to Ann Arbor and Peace Neighborhood Center as the agency’s Program Director, a role he took on to great success for over 15 years.  In 2006, he took over for the retiring Rose Martin as Peace Neighborhood Center’s Executive Director and continues to lead Peace in its role as a pillar of the youth and family service nonprofit community in Washtenaw County.  Bonnie also has continued in his musical career as an instructor at Washtenaw Community College in the School of Music and Performing Arts.  Bonnie is a member of the Ann Arbor Public Schools Blue Ribbon Committee where he helps to advise the school district on decisions and strategies to provide effective service to at-risk youth.  He is also a founding member of the Washtenaw Alliance for Children and Youth, serving on its Steering Committee and helping to define that collaborative’s role in establishing the best possible safety net for young people in Washtenaw County along with the other member youth development agencies.  Bonnie is proud to have served the youth and families of Washtenaw County for almost 40 years and to lead Peace Neighborhood Center into its fifth decade of its longstanding mission to break the cycle of poverty in our community.

Kenya Jackson

Kenya Jackson

Program Director

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Kevin Lill

Kevin Lill

Director of Development

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Kevin Lill is a fund development professional with over 15 years experience creating, executing and successfully meeting the goals of fundraising campaigns for nonprofits in the Ann Arbor and Metro Detroit areas. Kevin holds a Bachelor’s in English from Michigan State University, but try not to hold that against him. For the past decade, he has been priveleged to be a member of the Peace Family while raising his two children, Rachel and Matthew in Ann Arbor.
Ella Olive

Ella Olive

Office Manager

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Cornelius Olive

Cornelius Olive

Building Maintenance Supervisor

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Elanda Curry

Elanda Curry

Case Manager

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Anabel Cruz

Anabel Cruz

Satellite Center Programs Coordinator

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Anabel Cruz was first enrolled at Peace when she was five years old. She came to programs every year during Summer Day Camp until high school. Currently, Anabel is enrolled in the BSW program at Eastern Michigan University after having received her Associate’s at Washtenaw Community College. Before working at Peace, Anabel was a Discovery Preschool Teacher. She has a passion for working with children and is proud to be a part of an organization that is able to provide hope for individuals, families, and, communities.

Bernice Hardman

Bernice Hardman

Family Enrichment Coordinator/Field Placement Supervisor

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Mira Friedman-Lindquist

Mira Friedman-Lindquist

College & Career Prep Coordinator

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Mira Friedman graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in psychology. Mira then moved to Washington State and began working for a college readiness program through AmeriCorps. She is now pursuing her Masters in Social Work at the University of Michigan, which is where she began her journey at Peace Neighborhood Center as an intern. Mira recently worked for the Leadership Development Camp during summer youth programs, and is now excited to be a part of the team as the College and Career Prep Coordinator.

MaryAnn Johnson

MaryAnn Johnson

Youth Services Director

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MaryAnn has been a part of the Peace Neighborhood family since 2010. While in college at the University of Michigan, MaryAnn volunteered as a tutor and program assistant. Since then, MaryAnn has held different roles at Peace, including coordinating Ninth Grade Academy, volunteers, and children services. In 2018, MaryAnn earned her Master’s degree in Social Work and returned to Peace as Youth Programs Director. MaryAnn, her husband, Matt, and their black lab, Ruby, love exploring the Westside of Ann Arbor.

Latricia Juide

Latricia Juide

Kitchen Manager

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Leah Logan

Leah Logan

Alternatives for Youth Coordinator

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Raven Vawters

Raven Vawters

Child Services Coordnator

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Raven became a part of the Peace Family in 2008 as a camper in Leadership Development Camp. While at Skyline High School, she worked at Peace in a variety of roles from working in the kitchen to leading groups. Raven attended Cornell College and in 2017 graduated with her Bachelors in Psychology. She returned to Ann Arbor and worked full time as a Behavior Technician in an ABA clinic and volunteered as a tutor in programs. In February 2018, Raven took on the role as Children Services Coordinator, which includes coordination after school programs and Summer Day Camp for elementary aged youth. When not at Peace, Raven enjoys being with her friends and family.

Dwight Johnson

Dwight Johnson

Programs Assistant

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Blake Stephens

Blake Stephens

Programs Assistant

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Jeremiah Young

Jeremiah Young

Information Technology Assistant

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Larry Mitchell

Larry Mitchell

Transportation

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John Ulmer

John Ulmer

Transportation

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