To help guide the Not Without Us initiative, the DODDBHH has assembled a steering team. The DODDBHH and its partners are grateful to these steering team members, both for the time they have spent shaping the study and the many hours to come helping interpret the results.

When serving on the steering team, members are not representing their organizations. Their backgrounds are provided here for informational purposes.

Teddy Dorsette

Black Deaf Advocates—Detroit Chapter

Liz Kobylak

DODDBHH Advisory Council

Nan Asher

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Southeastern Michigan Health Association

Dr. Michael McKee

University of Michigan Family Medicine and DODDBHH Advisory Council

Tanya Wyatt

Detroit Public Schools Community District

Matthew Stephens

Eastern Michigan University

Debbie Mitre-Smith

The Holley Institute

Sean Forbes


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