Author Biographies

Angela Hood is the Executive Director of the Flint & Genesee Literacy Network. As a Flint native, Angela has a great passion for bettering our community and a keen understanding of the challenges faced by the greater Flint area. Angela is devoted to using her skills to address these challenges by significantly improving literacy rates throughout Genesee County. Angela is a proud product of the Flint Community School system and has been active in the community as a faith leader, serving youth and families in crisis for the last 22 years. Before joining the network, Angela served as the Vice President of Community Development for Metro Community Development. She has over 30 years of management experience, largely in the private sector. She holds an MBA and a BS in Accounting from Northwood University and an Associate in Accounting and Business Management from Mott Community College. Additionally, Angela serves as a local pastor, Secretary of the Governance Board of the local Homeless Council supporting families and children with housing instabilities, the State of Michigan’s Childhood Lead Environmental Elimination Commission, the Hurley Health Advisory Council, the Flint Promise Steering Committee, and the Mott Community College’s Accounting and Business Program Advisory Board. She is currently a Ph.D. student at Michigan State University's School of Education. Her happy place is reading to her grandchildren, Jayden and Jayce.

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