PHILIP PELOSO, Chairperson

Philip is the Business Development Manager of KUKA Robotics Corporation, USA. He has over 30 years experience working in his chosen field of industrial robotics and factory automation. Philip attended Lake Superior State University where he earned an Associate’s Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Automated Systems Engineering Technology. Philip has been recognized by Michigan’s Former Governor Snyder as a proponent for his Marshall Plan to develop the talent of high school students to prepare them for the next generation of careers.

EBONY CARTER, Vice-Chairperson/Treasurer

Ebony received her Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Grambling State University. Realizing her passion for education, Ebony decided to work for various alternative education programs seeking to improve the math skills of at-risk youth.  Received her Masters in Educational Leadership with a focus in Principalship at Saginaw Valley State University. She accepted a position at Howard High School, which at the time was listed as one of the top five failing schools in the state of Tennessee.  Through hard work and determined commitment, her students excelled and passed their state exams. Ebony was awarded a highly selective, federally funded grant from the United States Department of Education. The Teacher Incentive Fund Grant is awarded as a result of student academic performance in order to maximize programmatic opportunities.


Nanon immigrated from the Netherlands when she was 2 years old and grew up in a family business, graduated from Marysville High School and became a United States citizen. While raising a family and working 27 years for St. Clair County Family Court as a Judicial Financial Analyst, Nanon earned an Associate Degree in Management from St. Clair County Community College (SC4).

Prior to retirement, her specialty was with the foster care cases, and her heart grew for the young people in the system. After retirement, Nanon works part-time for a local family business and enjoys giving back, especially to our young people.

TIM O’BRIEN, Trustee

Tim is the Founder and CEO of Simplified Business Solutions, LLC. He is a Technology Specialist with over 20 years in the industry with a focus to improve a multitude of environments, to include government, public housing, medical, automotive, manufacturing and financial organizations.  Having attended The Detroit College of Business (now Davenport University), he holds many standard and advanced Technical Certifications.  His business specializes in supplying consumers with the secured technologies they need to successfully attain business goals.


Anita is living her dream as the sole proprietor of MI Passion Boutique in Downtown Port Huron since 2019. This was a vision she had in her heart for over 25 years. Anita earned an Associate Degree from St. Clair County Community College (SC4) in Applied Arts and also attended Baker College for Interior Design. With expertise in the nonprofit world, Anita worked at the Port Huron Museums for 8 years and her last position was the Director of Business operations.