Meet the Team

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Jeri Hunley


Jeri Hunley grew up in Detroit, MI and went to Detroit Public Schools.  She is a single parent with two children.  Jeri Hunley has a Bachelor's in Arts Degree from University of Detroit Mercy and Master's in Science Degree from Central Michigan University. She has 20 years of experience in all facets and positions in non-profit organizations. She has several years of experience in Information Technology, legal experience,  philantropy, researcher, and mentor.   Jeri Hunley is a member and founder of Single Family Living because she experienced many road blocks as a single parent, however she persevered with staying focus on her goals in life.  Jeri Hunley never accepted the self-defeating behavior or allowed negative people and their actions to define her life and future.  Her desire and passion is to help as many single parents in Michigan and in the future throughout United States.  Jeri Hunley founded this organization because she saw a need for single parents' to have a voice and have positive outlet for them and their children. 

Jerilynn Hunley
Vice President/Treasurer


Jerilynn Hunley received her Bachelor Degree from Wayne State University and continued her education at Walsh College.  She has worked in Corporate America for profit and a non-profit corporations for many years incorporating Business, Finance and Computer skills.  Jerilynn Hunley believes education is the key to achieving ones dream in life rather you continue onto college or a trade school.  Learning and continuing to develop is a lifelong experience one must continue on being engaged in doing.  Jerilynn Hunley is  married a mother of five children and two grandchildren.  Her desire and passion is to help create this non-profit organization to educate and support as many families as possible.  She saw her daughter experiencing struggles and hardship even though she was receiving support from her family. 


Mrs. Hunley not only wanted to make a difference in her life and her beautiful grandchildren, but wanted to share her skills and knowledge with other single families and their children as well.  Jerilynn Hunley extra-curricular activities consists of donating time to her church, school district, and community service throughout Tri-County Metro area.  She is looking forward in serving the single families and their children in the Tri-County Metro area.



Pamela Trammell-Gilliam, MA. LLPC

Board Secretary/Counseling Director


Pamela Trammell-Gilliam received her Master's degree from Siena Heights University with a degree in Community Counseling and holds a Bachelors Degree in Family Studies from Spring Arbor University.  Ms Gilliam currently works in Corporate America but also serves as a volunteer for the Wayne County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program; which advocates on behalf of the child's best interest as a court appointed representative during every stage of a case.  Ms. Gilliam has several years' experience working with "at risk" adolescence at various youth homes and shelters throughout the Detroit Metro area.


Ms. Gilliam is the divorced mother of two children and knows the effects that being a divorced parent can have on children and families.  Ms. Gilliam joined Single Family Living because it is her mission to help single parents create a healthy environment with dignity and respect for their children to have a strong foundation to stand on.

Toni Johnson-Smith
Housing & Development Director


Toni Johnson-Smith graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelors in Science Degree.  She has been involved in real estate over 20 years.  Mrs. Tohnson-Smith has rental properties in Wayne & Oakland County areas.  She has several real estate certificates. Mrs. Johnson-Smith is knowledgeable as a property manager and real estate law in Michigan.  She is a professional in Corporate America.


Toni Johnson-Smith is involved in this organization because she knows the struggles of single families.  Her mother became a single parent raising four children during her college years (there was a total of eight children).  Her mother inspired her to offer any assistance she could to help make single families’ lives and existence better.  Mrs. Johnson-Smith tries to offer her services and housing to single families in the Detroit area.




Rosalind D. Powell
Event Operations Director


Rosalind D. Powell was raised in Detroit, MI and educated in the Detroit Public School System graduating from Phillip Murray-Wright Senior High School.  She obtained her Associates degree in Computer Science and her Bachelor's degree in Information Technology.  Ms. Powell is a single mother of two and one grandchild.  She has experienced many road blocks while being a single parent, maintaining a full time job and going to school full time.  In spite of her life challenges she did not allow those obstacles to hinder her from achieving educational and professional goals.  Instead she decided not to embrace those obstacles but use them as lessons learned.


Ms. Powell has a passion for helping people; putting her lessons learned and passion for helping others together allowed her to open up to others about her life experiences and possibly help to prevent others from going through what she has went through.  With that being said she is looking forward to helping as many single parent families.

Janet Wheeler
Committee Director/Notary Agent

Janet Wheeler, is a compassionate mother, who have seen the countless travail's of single mother's provide a stable environment for their children; when she was a volunteer in the late 1980's thru the early 1990's. Ms. Wheeler has served her community for over twenty five years. Some of her areas of expertise are: Income Tax Supervisor and Instructor, Certified Health Coordinator and Local Business Promoter. She is also a Notary Agent who provides services in Wayne, Macomb, and Oakland counties.

Jamie LaPorte-DeWaele
Human Resource Director

Jamie LaPorte-DeWaele is a graduate of Oakland University with a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Development. Her experience in industries that include automotive, retail, research and development, and utilities allow her to provide direction to others seeking a career in those fields.  Mrs. DeWaele believes that in order for single parents to support themselves and their children, they must be equipped with the knowledge and skills to do so. She seeks to bridge that gap through resume consulting and coaching opportunities.



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