Don’Nae Crawford – Executive Administrative Manager

Don’Nae Crawford is the Director of Operations & Human Resources for the Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative (ELNC). As the Director of Operations & HR, she has oversight of Information Technology, Building Operations, and Human Resources. Don’Nae has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Cornerstone University, and an Associate’s Degree in Management & Supervision from Grand Rapids Community College. She is currently pursuing a second Bachelor’s degree from Aquinas College in Early Childhood Education.

Before coming to ELNC, Don’Nae spent 18 years working for the federally funded Job Corps program in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She worked in various support positions, including acting as the Human Resource Specialist for the first 3 years of her employment before being promoted to the Human Resource Manager where she remained for the next 8 years. She was then promoted to the Residential Director where she was responsible for overseeing all components of the Residential program for 320 students that resided on site and aimed at developing the full leadership potential of the students.

She belongs to the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society, and is an active member of the National Association of Negro Business & Professional Women’s Club. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and helping others. She keeps her passion alive by her belief in the words “to whom much is given much is required.”

 
 
 
Don’Nae May is the Executive Administrative Manager for the Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative (ELNC). As the Executive Administrative Manager, she has oversight of Human Resources and is the Administrative Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Don’Nae has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Cornerstone University, and an Associate’s Degree in Management & Supervision from Grand Rapids Community College. She is currently pursuing a second Bachelor’s degree from Aquinas College in Early Childhood Education.

Before coming to ELNC, Don’Nae spent 18 years working for the federally funded Job Corps program in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  She worked in various support positions, including acting as the Human Resource Specialist for the first 3 years of her employment before being promoted to the Human Resource Manager where she remained for the next 8 years. She was then promoted to the Residential Director where she was responsible for overseeing all components of the Residential program for 320 students that resided on site and aimed at developing the full leadership potential of the students.

She belongs to the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society, and is an active member of the National Association of Negro Business & Professional Women’s Club. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and helping others. She keeps her passion alive by her belief in the words “to whom much is given much is required.”