Champions of Tomorrow

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is full of inspiring and socially, civically engaged individuals who serve in various leadership roles.

Sherita Johnson, Founder/CEO

Board President

Sherita has worked in the transportation industry for over 10 years providing non-emergency transportation in the Metro Detroit area. Mrs. Johnson founded Champions of Tomorrow Inc. in an effort to increase access to education, employment and participation in community life for individuals with disabilities and disadvantaged persons.


Marguerite & Scarlett Maddox, Special Needs Advocacy

Board Member

Marguerite is very involved in and around the local community as a volunteer and civically engaged special needs advocate. As a hearing-impaired individual, Marguerite is accompanied at all times by her loving service dog Scarlett. Marguerite recently received The Spirit of Detroit award for a decade of advocacy efforts aimed at increasing handicap accessibility in Detroit.





Jim Muir, Detroit SCORE

Board Member

Jim is a native Detroiter, Marine Corps Veteran and currently serves as the Chapter Chair of SCORE Detroit. His educational background includes a BA from Michigan State University and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University. Through SCORE, Jim supports small businesses with drafting business plans, acquiring start-up and operating funds, and long-term planning.



Tina Maddox, State of Michigan/Protective Services

Board Member

Tina has a Master’s Degree in Social Work and over a decade of professional experience as a child welfare advocate. In her professional career, Tina provides assistance to Wayne County families by connecting parents and children to healthy and safe homes among other necessary resources.



Sheila Blanding, Nurse Practitioner

Board Member

Sheila currently serves in an advocacy role supporting teenage moms. Sheila’s professional work includes connecting individuals with special needs to safe, quality housing.




Sanja Doakes, Purchasing Manager, MGM Grand

Board Member

Sanja’s educational background includes Masters in Human Resource Management and most recently worked as a Purchasing Agent for The Detroit Medical Center and MGM Grand Detroit Casino. In 2019, Sanja retired after more than 44 years in the workforce and now dedicates her time to advocacy for seniors.