2:09 Rhonda Walker Foundation Vision

Teenagers need trusted support, foundational experiences, and meaningful relationships as they strive to graduate from high school and succeed in college and beyond. Teen girls, in particular, often need to further develop the confidence to believe that they can and should belong in spaces that have been traditionally closed to them. And not only that they belong—that they can shine.

At Rhonda Walker Foundation we understand what it takes to thrive and find one’s own success out in the world. We’ve experienced the roadblocks and the victories, and we’ve established professional and personal connections to some of the best people out there in every industry.  We’ve turned fear of the unknown into luminous visions of new possibilities. We know that everyone embodies assets that only shine brighter with care and practice.

We have an unwavering belief that young women belong in and thrive in any profession and every community—and so our commitment goes above and beyond so that every opportunity is possible. We’re willing to lead the way to establish lasting change so that today’s high school teens grow into women who will change the world.

Rhonda Walker

Our Team

Ruselda Villanueva Johnson

CEO

Ruselda Villanueva Johnson joined the Rhonda Walker Foundation in September, 2019. Ruselda brings 30 years of combined leadership experience and success in the non profit sector working with Big Brothers Big Sisters; Habitat for Humanity and most recently, the Urban League. She is a transformative leader who believes in engaging and collaborating with our team in innovative and creative ways that make RWF the  premier mentoring organization for inner-city teen girls in Detroit.

Holly Murphy

Holly A. Murphy

Senior Marketing and
Communications Director

Nicole Amacker

Program Manager

Jacalyn Shelton Wallace

RWF Coordinator

Robin Thurber

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Carolyn Barden

Bookkeeper

Amy Keely

Executive Administrator


Board of Directors

Lloyd Banks

Board Chair

CEO & Principal
Banks & Company

Kimberly Keaton Williams

Board Vice-Chair

Vice President, Talent Acquisition and Development and Chief Diversity Officer
MacLaren Health Care

Rhonda Walker

RWF President/Founder

Anchor
WDIV-TV 4

Michael Montgomery

Board Treasurer

Vice President of Sales and Business
Development
LTC Roll and Engineering

Sheree Calhoun

Board Secretary

Content Producer
WDIV-TV 4

Ja’Don Bridges

Senior Vice President of Operations
Raymond James & Associates

Tracy Fuerst

Vice President Corporate
Communications and Public
Relations
Magna International

Robin Gamble

Founder-CEO
Robin Gamble Photography

Nikki Howard-Combs

Founder-CEO
12 NV Events

Stacie Hunter

Chief Operating Officer
Racheal Allen, Inc.

Renato Jamett

Executive Vice President/Wealth Management, Branch Manager
Laskaris Jamett Advisors

Hon. Shelia Johnson

Chief Judge
46th District

Burt Jordan

President
Atlantic Coastal Acquisition Corporation

Briana Mitchell

Communications Associate Community Foundation for SE Michigan

Monyka Murphy

Senior Territory Manager
Pediatric Specialty
Abbott Nutrition

Carla Sarti

Vice President
Global Business Services
Lear Corporation

Bonnie Smith

EVP, Chief Information Officer
TD SYNNEX

Kevin Smith, Esq.

Deputy State Treasurer
State of Michigan

The Rhonda Walker Foundation is committed to using funds responsibly in order to provide impactful and meaningful programming that engages and empowers inner-city teen girls.