Vice President, Community Development

Sherita joined Cinnaire’s Detroit office as Vice President, Community Development. She is responsible for implementing Cinnaire’s targeted investment strategy for Detroit by seeking out and building relationships with local partners and funders to advance Cinnaire’s Priority City initiatives.

Sherita has a long history serving Detroit neighborhoods with more than 20 years of affordable housing and community development expertise. She has spent her career advocating for change to help challenged and disinvested communities become strong, vibrant places for families and businesses to thrive. Most recently, she served as executive director at Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation (GRDC), a nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to preserving and revitalizing the Grandmont Rosedale communities of northwest Detroit. Under her leadership, the organization stabilized its finances with multiyear funding commitments. Her areas of expertise include affordable housing, economic development and community engagement.

Sherita graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science before earning her Masters Public Administration from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. She is a member of Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD), Community and Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM), Michigan Nonprofit Association, National Main Street Coalition, Detroit Community Education Commission and Detroit Residents Fund, as well as co-founder of the Detroit Church.