Mel Baggett | President
Mel Baggett, retired after 36 years, was formerly employed as Vice President of Human Resources at Severstal NA. He began his career with Ford Motor Company and worked in several divisions before coming to Rouge Steel Company, then an affiliate of Ford. He has served in a variety of human resources, employee relations, union affairs and benefits planning positions and facilitated the Company's spin off to an independent enterprise. Similarly, he helped manage the transition, when Severstal acquired Rouge Steel out of bankruptcy; and he was instrumental in the formation of an innovative collective bargaining agreement that helped sustain the business.
When Severstal made the decision to divest its Warren, Wheeling and Sparrows Point facilities, Mel shepherded affected employees through the process.
A graduate of Wayne State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice/Political Science, Mel is a lifetime member of the NAACP and was a strong proponent for diversity in the workplace.
He previously served on the advisory board for Bridging Communities, a non-profit that seeks to provide quality housing and elder care services in Detroit and in a variety of United Way and Junior Achievement activities during his career.
Mel Baggett has been active in church his entire life. He has held the position of Elder at both Oakland Christian Church and Bethesda Christian Church and is currently a member of Bethesda’s Trustee Board and Church Council. Mel is active currently at Bethesda and has/is involved in the Men’s Ministry, Catechism Department and Visitation Ministry.
Mel has been active in anti-human trafficking efforts, including street outreach for over four years and approximately a year ago, established Night Angels, a non-profit ministry to human trafficking victims in Detroit.
Twyla Baggett | COO
Twyla Baggett, was formerly employed for 17 years with Bethesda Christian School as a physical education teacher. She also held positions in Coaching, Public Relations and Fundraising for the school. Prior to her employment with Bethesda she worked in various law firms in the Detroit area as a legal assistant. Twyla is an Elder at Bethesda Christian Church and is involved in the Visitation Ministry, Women’s Ministry and Catechism Department. In her retirement, she manages several personal investment properties and enjoys spending time with her grandchildren.
Twyla has been active in anti-human trafficking efforts, including street outreach for over four years and approximately a year ago, established Night Angels, a non-profit ministry to human trafficking victims in Detroit.