Past Directors

Jerry Rowe

Jerry Rowe

Jerry is a retired Manager of Transportation Programs with the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments with nearly 40 years of urban planning experience. He is a Detroit native, a graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography, and of Wayne State University with a Master of Urban Planning.
 
Among his other involvements, he is a Certified Professional Community Planner (PCP) in the State of Michigan. He continues to serve as a member of the Sterling Heights (MI) Planning Commission with 21 years of service. He is a member of the Michigan Association of Planning (MAP), a chapter of the American Planning Association and serves as chair of the MAP Planning Law Committee. A long time member of Bethany Lutheran Church, he now serves as the congregation board chair. He is married to Pat. They have two children and six grandchildren.
 
When asked by a work colleague to participate with Proving Innocence in a planning capacity, he did not hesitate and enjoys working with committee members.

You may email Jerry by clicking here.

Pat Rowe

Pat Rowe

Pat has been an accountant and Office Manager for the Frederick S. Ford, Jr. family, including their Triford Foundation, for over 24 years, bringing tremendous experience in the financial workings of a 501(c)3.

She is a native of Detroit and attended Cleary College.

Her other interests include being a long time member of Bethany Lutheran Church, Detroit, serving on the Endowment Committee and the Christian Care Board.

She has been married to Jerry for 41 years. They have two children, a daughter and a son, and six grandchildren, ranging in ages from 3 to 16 years.

She and Jerry were asked by their good friends, Dave and Bonnie Sanders, to serve on the Proving Innocence Planning Committee. A lover of books and having read Actual Innocence, she quickly got on board with this growing problem of wrongful convictions. To email Pat directly, please click here.

Bonnie Sanders

Bonnie Sanders

Bonnie Sanders is a retired educator who has more than 30 years experience teaching in public schools at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. In addition to classroom experience in both the regular and special education setting, she worked as a Special Education Teacher Consultant and Title One Diagnostic/Prescriptive Teacher. She served as co-chair of the School Improvement team and was actively involved in developing and presenting professional development for educators as well as workshops with parents.

A native of Mattawan, Michigan, Ms. Sanders earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Western Michigan University and a Master of Teacher Education at Oakland University with a focus in learning disabilities. From Saginaw University she also earned an endorsement in Early Childhood Development.

You may e-mail Bonnie by clicking here.