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Shannon Cohen is the Founder and CEO of Shannon Cohen, Inc., author, and consultant specializing in developing customized emotional intelligence, equity, and wellness colloquy for diverse organizations across multiple industries.

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After serving the people of Michigan at the Department of Corrections for 41 years, the new chapter for Willie is pursuing his passion for helping others achieve financial success. He is now helping community members thrive as a financial counselor for New Hope Baptist Church.

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Milinda is CEO of GROW, a Community Development Financial Institution and microlender that offers loans to existing and aspiring business owners who lack access to traditional financing. Milinda co-founded the Latina Network of West Michigan, and is the elected Commissioner for the City of Grand Rapids 2nd Ward.


Attah is CEO of iNFable, an emerging social justice brand bringing awareness to causes through their popular line of socks. He is also Director of Dream Fulfillment at SpringGR, empowering underserved entrepreneurs to build strong, sustainable businesses.

Shellida serves as a Corporate Benefits Consultant for SpartanNash. A devoted advocate of thriving communities, she started volunteering for Project GREEN in 2017 as a Grassroots Financial Advocate (GFA) and conducted the organization’s first Money Talk Workshop.

Chris is an adjunct faculty member for Ferris State University, focusing on social work and social policy. He is also the Founder and CEO of NPS Consulting. He brings to Project GREEN many years of experience stemming from leadership positions in the areas of human services and community/economic development.