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Team Bios

Team Bios

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Andrew I. Melton,CPA, MPA, Executive Director


Andrew has over 25 years of audit, accounting, consulting, and nonprofit leadership experience. He has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, a master’s degree in public administration (MPA) from Capella University in Wisconsin, a Nonprofit Leadership Certification from Fordham University in New York, and he is a Certified Public Accountant. His experience includes nonprofit VP, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Financial & Administrative Officer, President of an accounting firm and President of a consulting firm. He specializes in nonprofit outsourced CFO Services, Nonprofit Turn-a-Round Services and Audit Preparatory Services. He has extensive experience in day-to-day administration, finance, monthly and annual financial statements, business development, fund sourcing, grants, strategic planning, human resources, compliance, and risk management.


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Ida Hendrix, Operations Manager


Ida Hendrix joined the Joy Southfield Community Development Corporation in 2017.  She is responsible for managing the physical and administrative processes to support the safe, high quality and cost effective delivery of community development programs and services.

In her role as Operations Manager, she oversees financial transactions, employee payroll, donor receipts and work performed by various contractors.  Ida enjoys supporting the J-SCDC staff in achieving its mission of community revitalization.​

Ida brings over 30 years of operations experience to the Joy Southfield organization.  She oversaw the project to build the Motor City Exhibit at the Detroit Historical Museum. After working many years in the automotive industry doing operations and project management, she transitioned to shopping center management. Ida was the General Manager of Briarwood Mall in Ann Arbor for twelve years.  She retired from Briarwood and began volunteering in the Joy-Southfield community.

She is an active member of Second Grace United Methodist Church; the founder of the Joy-Southfield Community Development Corporation.  A graduate of Michigan State University, Ida enjoys creative projects and sewing.

Marilyn Griffin, Farmer’s Market Manager


Marilyn Griffin is the farmer’s market manager for Joy Southfield Community Development Corporation. She is also a teacher, flower farmer, founder and gardener of Griffin Gardens, a three-lot neighborhood garden and community space. Born and raised in Detroit, she attended Henry Ford High School where she went on to graduate from Florida A&M University and Wayne State University, receiving a Masters in Education. After graduating she moved to Harlem and taught middle school Social Studies for eight years in the Bronx. Deciding to take a sabbatical to trace her family’s ancestry, she moved back home at the end of 2019 and eventually made the decision to stay permanently at the beginning of 2020, before the pandemic hit. While on sabbatical she learned her dad had purchased some vacant lots, adjacent to her childhood home, through the Detroit Land Bank side lot program, and during the start of the pandemic broke ground on what is now Griffin Gardens. Her work building community and hosting a number of events and markets at Griffin Gardens has led to her current role as the manager of the Joy Southfield Tuesday market. She is super excited for this new opportunity and to be joining the JSCDC community!