Who We Are
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.
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 (Now Grace Community); the founder of the Joy-Southfield Community Development Corporation. A graduate of Michigan State University, Ida enjoys creative projects and sewing.
Mark A. Allegretti II, commonly known by his childhood nickname “Marco,” joined the JSCDC Team during the summer of 2023. Marco has an extensive history serving with AmeriCorps throughout the country.
Marco is passionate about service, volunteering and building community. Marco graduated from Central Michigan University studying Business Relations and Hospitality. He has a diverse range of experience from social work, business management, farming, hospitality, and case management. Marco joined the Sowing Seeds, Growing Futures Farmer’s Market where he helped facilitate the market and taught community members about healthy lifestyles through exercise, fresh produce, and nutrition.
Marco facilitates health programs and education courses with community members. He currently serves as a Project Manager and Community Health Program Coordinator.