Sheilah P. Clay (Detroit, Michigan) is the Director of Training Quality and Retention for the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development in the City of Detroit. Prior to this position, Sheilah had retired as the President and CEO of Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO) a multi-million dollar nonprofit human service organization serving the homeless, mentally ill older adults, persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, persons experiencing psychiatric emergencies, integrated health and housing development. Sheilah was elected to the Farmington Board of Education in 2006 and served for ten years. She currently serves on numerous boards including the Michigan League for Public Policy, Opportunity Resource Fund, and the Empowerment Plan. Sheilah has received numerous awards including an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Oakland University; Detroit Free Press Shining Light Award; Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan’s Award for Nonprofit Leadership; Who’s Who in Black Detroit; and the Michigan Chronicle’s Women of Excellence. She is also the founder of the Farmington African American Parent Network focused on closing achievement gaps and the Friends of Christ Shalom that supports a private school in Ghana where Sheilah volunteered as a teacher the summer of 2012. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; Links, Inc.; National Alumnae Association of Spelman College and is a 2014 graduate of Leadership America.