Sheilah P. Clay (Detroit, Michigan) is the President of Purposeful Consulting, LLC.  Prior to starting her consulting firm, Sheilah served as the President and CEO of Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO) headquartered in Detroit, MI, a $28 million nonprofit human service organization serving the homeless, mentally ill older adults, persons with developmental disabilities, at-risk youth, those at risk of suicide, and more. Sheilah was elected to the Farmington Board of Education in 2006 and currently serves as Board President. She serves on numerous boards including the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago-Detroit Branch, Michigan Nonprofit Association, Michigan League for Public Policy, and the Opportunity Resource Fund. Sheilah has received numerous awards including the 2014 Detroit Free Press Shining Light Award and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan’s Award for Nonprofit Leadership. She is also the founder of the Farmington African American Parent Network focused on achievement gaps and the Friends of Christ Shalom that supports a private school in Ghana where she volunteered as a teacher the summer of 2012. Her numerous memberships include Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and Leadership America 2014. Sheilah is a graduate of Spelman College and Wayne State University. She is married and the proud mother of a daughter who teaches in Atlanta and a son who attends Morehouse College.