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The Wayne County Women's Commission was formed in 2021 by Wayne County Commission Chair Alisha Bell, under a recommendation from resident Sarah Roberts, to look at issues including employment, earning power, health care and childcare and make recommendations designed to better the lives of women living in Wayne County. All 19 members are volunteers who will serve two-year terms without pay. Commission meetings are open to the public under provisions of the state's Open Meetings Act.


Chair - Sarah Roberts
Vice-chair -
Latanya Gater


  • Appointed by Chair Bell:
    • Wayne County Commissioner Melissa Daub
    • Sarah Roberts
    • Soummer Crawford
    • Carla Tinsley-Smith
  • Appointed by County Commissioners
    • District 1 - Cynthia Douglas, appointed by Commissioner Tim Killeen (D-Detroit).
    • District 2 - Rian English-Barnhill, appointed by Commissioner Jonathan C. Kinloch (D-Detroit).
    • District 3 - Kathryn Joyner appointed by Commissioner Martha G. Scott (D-Highland Park).
    • District 4 - Cindy Garcia, appointed by Commissioner Ilona Varga (D-Lincoln Park).
    • District 5 - Yvonne Cash, appointed by Commissioner Irma Clark-Coleman (D-Detroit).
    • District 6 - Carmen J. Carter, appointed by Commissioner Monique Baker McCormick (D-Detroit).
    • District 7 - Regina Randall, Ph.D., appointed by Commissioner Alisha Bell (D-Detroit).
    • District 8 - Latanya Gater, appointed by Commissioner David M. Knezek (D-Dearborn Heights).
    • District 9 - Lynda Scheel, appointed by Commissioner Terry Marecki (R-Livonia).
    • District 10 - Mary Starr, Ph.D., appointed by Commissioner Melissa Daub (D-Canton Township).
    • District 11 - Tina Talley, appointed by Commissioner Al Haidous (D-Wayne).
    • District 12 - Eboney Hughes appointed by Commissioner Glenn S. Anderson (D-Westland).
    • District 13 - Maali Luqman, appointed by Commissioner Sam Baydoun (D-Dearborn).
    • District 14 - Angela Winton, appointed by Commissioner Raymond Basham (D-Taylor).
    • District 15 - Chelsea Lantto, appointed by Commissioner Joseph Palamara (D-Grosse Ile Township).

Carmen J. Carter

Sarah Roberts - Chair

LaTanya Gater - Vice Chair

Carmen Carter

Melissa Daub

Soummer Crawford

Carla Tinsley-Smith

Cynthia Douglas

Rian English-Barnhill

Kathryn Joyner

Cindy Garcia

Yvonne Cash

Regina Randall, PhD

Latanya Gater

Mary Starr, PhD

Tina Talley

Eboney Hughes

Maali Luqman

Angela Winton

Chelsea Lantto

Next Meeting: 12 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8

Note: Meetings are being conducted remotely via Zoom, Please see agenda for details on how to join.