Leadership

Senior Leadership

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Ornstein

Chief Academic Officer

Danielle Jackson

Chief Operating Officer

Lori Koenig

Junior Leadership

TitleNamePhone NumberEmail
Executive Director of AcademicsBen Allen(313) 530-1558 benjamin.allen@uprepschools.com 
Executive Director of OperationsNicole Cummings(313) 920-3350  nicole.cummings@uprepschools.com
Director of Finance Sarah Laird(313) 530-1743sarah.laird@uprepschools.com 
Athletic Director
Erick Davie(313) 410-7548 erick.davie@uprepschools.com 
Director of Development + MarketingJosephine Roberts(313) 247-5247josephine.cook@uprepschools.com 
Director of College + Career DevelopmentVenus L. Crosby(313) 920-5722venus.crosby@uprepschools.com 
Director of Student Development/Special EducationTheresa Henderson-Jackson(313) 378-7344 theresa.hendersonjackson@uprepschools.com
Student Development SupervisorCherese Harrell(313)530-1551 cherese.harrell@uprepschools.com
K-12 ELA SpecialistEllen Gilchrest(413) 320-3500 ellen.gilchrest@uprepschools.com
K-12 Math SpecialistShantel D. Ross, B.A., M.S.(313) 600 - 9681 Shantel.Ross@uprepschools.com
Facilities ManagerMaglio Willis(313) 920-3867maglio.willis@uprepschools.com
Assistant to the Executive OfficeValerie Martin(313) 949-7292 valerie.martin@uprepschools.com 
Information Technology ManagerDwayne Arnett(313) 549-3438
dwayne.arnett@uprepschools.com
Business Services ManagerKimberly Moore(313) 355-3275 Kimberly.Moore@uprepschools.com
Business Services CoordinatorSandra Collier(313)-887-1607 Sandra.Collier@uprepschools.com
Title I CoordinatorAlexandru Gui(313) 887-4304 alexandru.gui@uprepschools.com
Talent Recruiter Angie Kundinger(248) 301-2451 Angela.Kundinger@uprepschools.com
RegistrarLori Corbin(313) 887-0978 Lori.corbin@uprepschools.com

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Mark Ornstein, CEO 

Mark Ornstein is a Philadelphia transplant who graduated from Rutgers University and Rutgers University Law School. Mark was named CEO on July 1, 2013, after a months-long, board-conducted nationwide search. Prior to joining the Detroit 90/90 team, he served as deputy administrative director of Delaware County Intermediate Unit (DCIU), a Delaware County-based regional education services agency servicing 15 school districts and over 100,000 students. Ornstein also served as the deputy director for the School District of Philadelphia before taking on the leadership role at DCIU. In Philadelphia, he oversaw programs in over 80 high schools containing over 150,000 students. In both DCIU and Philadelphia, Mark created unique, state of the art best practice education opportunities for students. Additionally, for over 5 years, Mark was an adjunct professor for graduate level education courses at Cabrini College.

In his new role as Detroit 90/90’s chief executive, Mark oversees operations at the charter system’s seven schools, which include UPA’s four campuses (UPA Mark Murray Elementary, UPA Ellen Thompson Elementary, University Prep Middle School and University Prep High School) and UPSM’s three campuses (UPSM Elementary School, UPSM Middle School and UPSM High School). In total, the seven University Prep campuses serves approximately 3,000 students. Mark is married with two children ages 6 and 9.

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