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The Maxwell-Dean Foundation was founded in 2007 and incorporated as a non-profit foundation in May 2008 under the laws of the State of Michigan. The Foundation was developed by two women, Tamira T. Cason, Esq. and Reha C. Mallory, each inspired by their academic mentors, ThaiIa Maxwell and Norma Dean. Throughout the founders’ educational and professional careers, they were guided by the principals taught early in life – stay focused, committed and on assignment. This advice has led the founders to great heights and they now wish, amongst others, to empower to the inner city youth in urban areas to walk tall and set their heights high. The founders plan to assist the youth with this Foundation as a vehicle for their success.

 TAMIRA T. CASON, ESQ. CO-FOUNDER, MEMBER - BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Tamira T. Cason, Esq. is an attorney at Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone P.L.C in Detroit, Michigan. Ms. Cason’s practice focuses on Intellectual Property and Litigation. Ms. Cason is also the founder of Meninx Web Design, a technology firm dedicated to providing enthusiastic web solutions to small and large clients. She is a both an alumnus of Michigan State University and Wayne State Law School. Ms. Cason is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the American Bar Association and the Wolverine Bar Association. Ms. Cason has won many scholarships and awards for her public service to the community.

Ms. Cason has made a permanent commitment to serve the community and school system in which she matriculated. She plans to do so by service to the Maxwell-Dean and community, through her leadership and participation in this foundation.

  REHA C. MALLORY   CO-FOUNDER, MEMBER - BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Reha C. Mallory is a Learning Through Internship Coordinator at University Preparatory High School in Detroit, Michigan. Ms. Mallory is also a current law student at University of Detroit Mercy Law School. She is both an alumnus of Wayne State University and California State University. Ms. Mallory is a member of the Black Law Students Association and the Birmingham Chapter of the Junior League. Ms. Mallory has been honored by numerous organizations for her service to the City and abroad.

Ms. Mallory aspires to leave behind a legacy rich in academic passion for children.

 THAILA MAXWELL

  MEMBER - BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Thaila Maxwell is an educator in the Detroit Public School System. Ms. Maxwell has functioned in this capacity for over 25 years. She is responsible for the successful matriculation of over 500 children. Not only has she educated children as mandated by Michigan state rules, she has spent a significant amount of time mentoring to students outside of the classroom. Ms. Maxwell is also a lead consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics.

Special Note: Ms. Maxwell was also Ms. Cason’s head-start teacher and now serves as her mentor, friend and second “mom.”

  NORMA DEAN  MEMBER - BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Norma Dean is a retired educator from the Detroit Public School System. Ms. Dean served in this capacity for over 30 years. Though retired from the District, Ms. Dean continues to expend a considered amount of time to each child she has educated. She is also a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc and the Red Hat Society.

Special Note: Ms. Dean was also Ms. Mallory’s counselor and now serves as her role model and friend.

 

 

  BOARD OF DIRECTORS

- Tamira T. Cason

- Reha C. Mallory

- Thaila Maxwell

- Norma Dean