Since 2012, Helen Hicks has been the President and CEO of Macomb County Habitat for Humanity. Helen comes well-prepared for this challenge.
She is an award-winning administrator having secured prestigious recognition such as 2019 Macomb County Hall of Fame Award: Macomb County Foundation, Athena Award Nominee, Macomb County Chamber, May 1, 2015; Leadership Award, L. Brooks Patterson, Oakland County Executive, Nominated by Comerica, April 2005; Leadership Award, Best Non-Profit, Leadership Oakland, April 2004; Best-Managed Non-Profit Award, Crain’s Detroit Business, 2001; Executive Woman of the Year Award, Grant Thornton and Crain’s Detroit Business; Michiganian of the Year Award, The Detroit News, 2001; National Hunger’s Hope Award in Development, America’s Second Harvest, 2000; Jeanne Vogt Leadership Award, Accounting Aid Society, 2000; and Agency of the Year Award, Open Door Human Services, 1999.
Helen has held top-tiered positions at non-profit organizations such as The Food Bank of Oakland County, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit, and the Michigan AIDS Coalition.
Helen has served on the boards of the Food Bank Council of Michigan, the American House Foundation, the Sojourner Foundation, and the Down Syndrome Guild of Southeastern Michigan. In 2015, Mrs. Hicks received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Marygrove College where she earned both her Master and Bachelor’s degrees.
Helen and her husband, Darryl, live in Port Huron. They have ten children, four of whom are adopted. She is the proud grandmother of six girls and two boys.
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