Dr. Louise Edje is a retired educator. She is a Reading Specialist, Educational Specialist and has a doctorate in K-12 Educational Leadership. She is the current Executive Director of the Josie Odum Morris Literacy Project, Inc. and is active in the Inkster community, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Eta Iota Omega Chapter and Inkster Springhill Missionary Baptist Church.
Trudy Murry has been on the Board of Directors for the Josie Odum Morris Literacy Project since 2010 and is the current Treasurer. Ms. Murry's professional background is in nonprofit and education sectors. She holds a bachelor's of arts in political science, and a master of business administration. She is active at Middlebelt Baptist Church in Inkster, and is a 27-year member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She has also volunteered with various community initiatives around Metropolitan Detroit.
Robin Morris-Wilson is the visionary who founded JOMLP in 2007 and was the Executive Director until 2012. She named the organization in honor of her grandmother, Josie Odum Morris, who was an educator and community volunteer. Ms. Wilson is the published author of Mama Got Rhythm and Daddy Got Rhyme (2009) which was nominated for the Coretta Scott King Award and the International Reading Association Award. She has been featured by local news and print media for her literary work and advocacy contributions. Ms. Wilson has received numerous accolades for her leadership and professional accomplishments. Her honors include an NAACP Award and the Spirit of Detroit Award for her ongoing commitment to social justice work. Robin is an Inkster native and member of Middlebelt Baptist Church.
Regina Jones portrays Sadie T in "Lost in The House". She has produced, directed and written 35 productions, performed Off Broadway and in more than 1000 shows. She appeared recently, at the Detroit Opera House as Ms. Lewis in Mike Matthews "I Need A Man". She established the non-profit Corporation for Artistic Development at age 17 to help burn victims, disabled, aged out foster care youth, senior citizens and neglected artists gain exposure, employment, start businesses and receive grants and donations. She has been a JOMLP board member since 2008. Regina is an active member of the Citadel of Praise.
Board of Directors
Elizabeth Walker is one of the original board members of JOMLP and is its current Secretary. A former foreign language teacher and assistant dean at Wayne Law School, she was an assistant prosecuting attorney in Wayne County for nearly 30 years. She retired as Deputy Chief of Special Prosecutions in 2012. She is an active member of Middlebelt Baptist Church in Inkster and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority..