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About EcoWorks

What we do

What we do

EcoWorks is a Detroit based nonprofit with over forty years of experience providing services at the intersection of community development and sustainability. While our roots are firmly planted in energy conservation, we have grown to emphasize all aspects of sustainable development as it relates to building affordable, energy efficient residential housing and commercial buildings. 

Who we serve

Our clients range from low- to moderate-income households and community organizations to businesses and local governments. We have generated savings of more than $30 million for clients in our service area and have helped secure over $5 million for local governments to invest in sustainability projects.

Leadership Team

Leadership Team

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Briana DuBose has joined EcoWorks as the Director of Strategic Community Initiatives. She specializes in project management and program administration with experience in development of marginalized communities. She also has extensive experience as a principal consultant with municipalities and the private sector. Briana is an alum of the University of Cincinnati and the University of Cincinnati College of Law. She has a passion for children's advocacy and is an officer of the Caring For Kids Foundation.

Briana DuBose
Executive Director

Melanie Odom
Administrative Director

Gibran Washington is the manager of Eco-D. He holds a Masters of Science in Geology from Wayne State University and a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Wayne State University. His research experience focused on geochemistry, mineral resource exploration, GIS and data analysis has taken him throughout North America from northern Ontario to Nevada. His previous roles include serving as a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow with Detroit Public Schools in STEM education, team leader for the Student Conservation Association, and Youth Energy Squad coordinator. His interests include innovative technologies, renewable energy, and developing interdisciplinary strategies for energy democracy. 

Gibran Washington
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Program Staff

Program Staff

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Strategic Community Initiatives

Henrik Mader

Senior Energy Analyst


Jeff Jones

Energy Efficiency Assistance Coordinator

Ty Smith

Accounting & Operations Manager

Our Board

Our Board

Scott Beckerman, Board Chair

SVP, Comerica Bank

Donovan White, Vice President

President, White Construction

Erin Grant, Treasurer

Director Detroit Development Fund

John Oilar, Secretary

SVP, Magna Seating of America



Our History
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