Board of Directors

The Henry Ford Academy Board of Directors is a seven-member team made up of representatives from The Henry Ford (3), Ford Motor Company (2), Wayne County Superintendent (1), and HFA Parent (1).

Board member candidates go through an extensive appointment process which includes a background check, compliance with conflict of interest guidelines, and interviews with the HFA Board of Directors and the Public School Academies (PSA) Manager from Wayne RESA.

Wayne RESA Board of Directors approves all appointments to the Henry Ford Academy Board.

HFA Board of Directors By-Laws


The Henry Ford Academy Board of Directors meets on the third Wednesday of the month in the Performance Room in the Academy's Museum Campus. Board of Directors meetings is open to the public.

2023-2024 Board of Director's Meeting Schedule

2023-2024 HFA Board of Director's Meeting Minutes

  • June 7, 2024
  • May 15, 2024
  • April 17, 2024
  • March 20, 2024
  • February 21, 2024
  • January 17, 2024
  • December 13, 2023
  • November 15, 2023 - Canceled due to lack of quorum
  • October 18, 2023
  • September 20, 2023

2022-2023 HFA Board of Director's Meeting Minutes

HFA Board of Directors Members

Brent Ott - President

Lucie Howell - Treasurer

Derrick Coleman - Secretary

Amal Berry - Ford Motor Company Rep.

Todd Nissen - Non-voting Member

Michael Schmidt - Ford Motor Company Rep.

Bonnie Lobert - Henry Ford Museum Rep.

Anne Michelis - HFA Parent Rep.


If you would like to contact the Board of Directors please email Cora Christmas, Principal: