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Education Committee Members

The Rouge Education Program is guided and supported by a committee that meets periodically throughout the school year to discuss the status of the project, suggest improvements, and consider new initiatives.  The committee consists of Friends of the Rouge staff, members of the Friends of the Rouge Board of Directors, and other community members that have an affiliation and interest in the program.

Current Education Committee Members

David Bydlowski
Science Consultant &
Aerokats & Rover Education Network | NASA | GLOBE | Wayne County RESA Liaison

Erin Cassady
Education Manager
Friends of the Rouge

John Deslippe*
Water Resource Specialist
OHM Advisors

Grace Edinger
Senior Manager, Strategic Projects
Earth Force

Steve Grosinske
Huron Valley Lutheran High School

Chester Marvin
Technician, retired
General Motors – Romulus Engine

Noah Mehalski
Bloomfield Township – Department of Public Works

Judy Morlan
Teacher, retired
Brownell Middle School – Detroit

Lisa Perez
Detroit Urban Connections Coordinator
U.S. Forest Service

Jessica Perfetti
Project Consultant
Arch Environmental Group

Michael Rudell*
Human Resources
Carhartt, Inc.

Diane Sampson
Teacher, retired
Logan Elementary School – Detroit

Brandy Siedlaczek*
Storm Water Manager
City of Southfield

*Current member of the Friends of the Rouge Board of Directors

2020-2021 Meeting Schedule

September 22, 2020
October 27, 2020
November 24, 2020

January 26, 2021
March 23, 2021
May 25, 2021