Chris Lambert
Chris LambertFounder & CEO
Renard Wilson
Renard WilsonVP – Community Engagement
Jen Friedman
Jen FriedmanCOO
Brandi Haggins
Brandi HagginsDIS Director
Sharnese Marshall
Sharnese MarshallDirector of Youth and Family Engagement
Brooke Adams
Brooke AdamsDirector of Philanthropy
Corzetta Boose
Corzetta BooseDonor + Volunteer Relations Manager
Sabreen Hanifa
Sabreen HanifaBookkeeper and Administrative Assistant
Terri O'Neal
Terri O'NealCommunity Engagement Coordinator
Julia Cunnien
Julia CunnienYouth Engagement Coordinator

Life Remodeled Community Advisory Council

The Life Remodeled Community Advisory Council (LRCAC) determines the collective voice of the community residents, students and stakeholders located within the defined Life Remodeled geographic boundaries and advises Life Remodeled according to the community’s hopes, desires and concerns. The LRCAC exists to hold Life Remodeled accountable to hear and respect community voice in its decision making processes. Click here to see a list of the recommended projects and impact of the LRCAC.

Hope Village

Jeff Jones

Nardin Park

Clete Bontrager (Secretary)


Naim Sabir (Masjid Wali Muhammad)

Central High and Durfee K-8 Neighborhood

Teresa Clarington

Korey Batey

Virginia Park

Terence Willis (Vice Chair)

George Adams


Andre McCullough (Parliamentarian)

Clarence Harrell

Gina Peoples (Chair)

LRCAC Requests

Each year, the LRCAC makes a number of requests with Life Remodeled to ensure we are on track and meeting community needs. Below is a list of LRCAC requests as well as our responses.

Fulfilled Requests

  • Ordered T-shirts for LRCAC members to provide recognition.
  • Conducted free food giveaway in partnership with Gleaners Community Food and Forgotten Harvest.
  • Distributed gift cards to black-owned restaurants in Detroit, to provide meals to community members and financial relief to business owners struggling as a result of the pandemic.
  • Renovated the playground between the Durfee Innovation Society and Durfee Elementary-Middle School and Central High School. The new playscape was named after the late civil rights activist John R. Lewis.
  • Designated a room within the DIS for LRCAC monthly meetings.
  • Beautified the neighborhood surrounding the DIS during the Six Day Project, and distributed LRCAC beautification flyers.
  • Added a number of DIS tenants who are beneficial to the Durfee-Central community in 2020.
  • Received 60 backpacks from a generous partner. With the help of the LRCAC, we distributed these backpacks to students at Durfee Elementary-Middle School and Hope Academy.

Requests In Progress

  • Refurbish and save swimming pool at the DIS. The costs to upkeep the pool were deemed too expensive in comparison to the use of the space.
  • The DIS did not act as a COVID testing center in 2020. Rather, we decided to meet the immediate needs of residents through food distributions and other resources.
  • A bike rack will be installed at the DIS in the spring.
  • Life Remodeled did not refurbish the basketball/tennis courts as requested because these courts do not sit directly on DIS property. Because of this, we decided to prioritize the DIS gym and the John Lewis playground with the resources that we had access to.

Life Remodeled Youth Alliance

In the fall of 2019, Life Remodeled Youth Alliances were formed at Durfee Elementary-Middle School and Central High School. These groups of students serve as a direct liaison between the students at the neighboring schools, Life Remodeled and the Durfee Innovation Society. These students are tasked with informing programming at the DIS, influencing the work done during the Six Day Project and holding Life Remodeled accountable to community priorities.

Pictured above are the Durfee Elementary-Middle School students who are a part of the LRYA. Pictured below are the Central High School students who are a part of the LRYA.

Life Remodeled Board of Directors

Ron Risher | Chair
Ron Risher | ChairSenior Partner, Wing Lake Capital
Alice Thompson
Alice ThompsonCEO, Black Family Development, Inc.
Adam House
Adam HouseSerial Entrepreneur
Chris Brooks
Chris BrooksSenior Pastor, Woodside Bible Church
Chris Lambert
Chris LambertFounder + CEO, Life Remodeled
Chuck Binkowski
Chuck BinkowskiCOO, Barton Malow
Dwan Dandridge
Dwan DandridgeFounder + CEO, Black Leaders Detroit
Gina Peoples
Gina PeoplesChair, Life Remodeled Community Advisory Council
Holly Kinnear
Holly KinnearChief Human Resources Officer, Taubman
Jim Bahbah
Jim BahbahPastor, Oak Pointe Church
Josh Bennett
Josh BennettRabbi, Temple Israel
Kirk Mayes
Kirk MayesCEO, Forgotten Harvest

Life Remodeled Board of Directors

Ron Risher | Chair
Ron Risher | ChairDialog Direct - Board Chair
Alice Thompson
Alice ThompsonBlack Family Development, Inc. - CEO
Adam House
Adam HouseSerial Entrepreneur
Chris Brooks
Chris BrooksWoodside Bible Church – Senior Pastor
Chris Lambert
Chris LambertLife Remodeled – CEO/Founder
Chuck Binkowski
Chuck BinkowskiBarton Malow – COO
Gina Peoples
Gina PeoplesLife Remodeled Community Advisory Council – Chair
Holly Kinnear
Holly KinnearTaubman – Chief Human Resources Officer
Jim Bahbah
Jim BahbahOak Pointe Church – Pastor
Kirk Mayes
Kirk MayesForgotten Harvest – CEO
R. York Moore
R. York MooreInterVarsity – National Evangelist