Nonprofit Consultant Executive Director Life Directions

Before joining Life Directions, Danielle consulted with and led various nonprofit organizations through strategic planning and advancement. Hilliker served as the Vice President of Development and Communications at the Center for Success Network, Director for Read to a Child, Area Director for Special Olympics of Michigan and Executive Programs and Development Associate for the Michigan Womens Foundation. Through these ventures Danielle gained an expertise in strategically forming programs to gain public awareness and increasing program funding. During her tenure with the Michigan Womens Foundation she was awarded an opportunity to participate as a fellow with the Cross Generational Women Leaders in Washington D.C., a program that partners young and senior women leaders on key issues at local, state and national levels. A very prestige accomplishment funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the fellowship only accepts five applicants a year. Danielle also served as a board member for Teen Hype (Helping Youth by Providing Education), an organization targeting educational development, solid peer and community relationships, and on the Diversity and Inclusion Council for Troy School District. With progressive leadership and development experience, Hilliker remains passionate about systemic change and focuses on issues of civil rights, social justice, equity, education, and diversity. Danielle holds a Master of Science from Spring Arbor University, concentrating in Management Organizational Development and is currently pursuing her PhD in Public Policy and Administration focusing on International Nongovernmental Organizations.

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