MEET THE TEAM
President and Executive Director
Tonnetta Graham is a Strawberry Mansion native who is a Founder and current Executive Director of the Strawberry Mansion Community Development Corporation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to neighborhood preservation, commercial, residential and economic development, and planning. She has successfully led community engagement efforts and negotiations on a wide variety of development projects that have resulted in community benefits that stabilized the neighborhood and empowered its longtime residents.
Tonnetta has a BS in Human Resource Management from Indiana University of PA and her MS in Higher Education and Organizational Leadership from Drexel University with additional certifications in Volunteer Management and Citizen Planning. She enjoys spending time with her family, especially her teenage son Luke, and friends.
Odessa has worked in the Strawberry Mansion community for over 10 years with a grassroots organization, All In The Family Group. Odessa is passionate about preserving and building the neighborhood. She supports SMCDC's new programmatic and housing development initiatives.
At eleven years old, Tyrone Williams became the Jr Block Captain for his block. At fourteen, Mr.
Williams worked with the Wharton Center and Harambee- House on the 1900 block of Croskey Street.
He assisted with food distribution and after school programs for both the Wharton Center and
Harambee-House. In present times, Mr. Williams worked for 13 years at the Strawberry Mansion Neighborhood Action Center, Inc. as the Community Liaison. Although he retired in 2018, he remained committed to Strawberry Mansion and has returned to educate, motivate and encourage residents to participate in preserving their community.