The Moss Foundation can't exist without support from you! Whether you are able to give your time or give financially, it all makes a difference in a child's life!
To provide social, educational, personal development and growth opportunities for underprivileged children in Detroit, resulting in a more promising future.
Our calendar is full year round with fun activities for the children and fundraising events.
Our vision is to give young people the opportunity to impact not only the future of Detroit but to rise to prominence on global platforms worldwide
Board of Directors
Founder and President
President Melvin Moss was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He completed his higher education from Tiffin University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and two years later graduated from The Bowling Green State University with a Master of Education. Melvin also has professional certifications in Sports Medicine and Human Resource Targeted Selection. Just before finishing graduate school, Melvin started his first business in the field of exercise physiology which flourished in less than five years to Melvin operating a multimillion dollar company. He has also lead developed projects in various successful startups specifically in the southeastern United States. Over the next decade, several successful businesses encompassing various industries such as travel, tourism, tobacco, patents, intellectual property, professional sports management, creative arts, real estate, food and beverage, business services and philanthropic would be the launching pad of a successful consulting firm called Moss International. Melvin's drive and passion are apparent in the success he has experienced but he is not even close to stopping anytime soon. Melvin was inspired to start the Moss Foundation by his mother Cheryl Moss-Lasley. He watched her for years tirelessly help others in need. She especially had a significant impact on underprivileged youth. Seeing this dedication motivated him to start an organization on March 1, 2012 which today stands on the values of education, serving humanity and extraordinary grace.
Darryl Sanders began his illustrious real estate career over thirty years ago in1985. Sanders was
introduced to the real estate industry by seasoned real estate entrepreneur, the late Harold
Ferguson of the American Brokerage, INC. Sanders instantaneously became fascinated with real
estate investment, specializing in the purchase of HUD and VA single family homes, which
resonates as a primary passion today. In less than a decade of working primarily in residential
property investment, Darryl Sanders created Treasure Homes Realty, LLC in 1994.
Treasure Homes has a dedicated staff encompassing 50 years of experience within the real estate
and mortgage industry. This experience and understanding of market trends and niche markets is
applied to every property within Treasure Homes’ inventory. Darryl has a storied history that he
has been able to teach his team a wealth of experience in the areas of appraisal evaluation, loan
origination and marketing. “Maintaining a strong work ethic and dedication,” are just two of the
many principles Sanders has passed on to his team. The keys of success allowed Treasure Homes
Realty, LLC to expand in 1995. Over the last twenty years several licensed real estate agents, 13
staff assistants, and 5 field service inspectors have contributed to the nearly 113 million dollars
of real estate sales that Treasure Homes Realty has been associated with. Sanders encourages his
staff to remain fluid as the real estate industry presents many exciting changes therefore they
need to embrace the dynamics of the real estate industry with success in their hearts.
Darryl has held such notable offices as, Midwest Director of the National Real Estate Owned
Broker’s Association (NRBA) 2010-2012, Board of Director of the Oakland County Realtors
Broker Association, Certified Distress Property expert, and Vice Chairman of the Detroit
Association of Realtor REO Task Force. Darryl Sanders understands that helping others is vital
to the world economy. Darryl hosts a biweekly realtors and buyers sales and purchase outreach
training program. Helping others stems from his career which includes over 20 years in public
service as a law enforcement officer. Retiring honorably from his post as a sergeant supervising a
staff of more than fifty decorated police officers. This experience anchors his commitment to
community, family and philanthropy.
Treasure Homes Realty has responded positively to the current market conditions. The company
name has become a recognized leader in the REO industry within the Metropolitan Detroit area.
It hass been Darryl's choice to specialize in the disposition of bank owned properties. His
company prides itself on prompt, and exemplary professional service. The ability to customize
their services to meet your organization’s specific concerns separates Treasure Homes Realty,
LLC from the competition.
Darryl Sanders is just as dedicated to his family and community as he is to his business. Darryl is
married with 4 wonderful children. Darryl and his family are active in sports and community
events. The Sanders family contributes time and resources to the community. Darryl also serves
as a mentor and board member of The Moss Foundation in Detroit. Michigan to those looking to
make a great start in real estate and provides guidance to his fellow colleagues.
Board Member Kenneth D. Davis II born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. Graduated from Jesup W. Scott high school in 2003. Kenneth played multiple sports including football, basketball, and track in which he excelled as 3 year varsity letterman. He was also received honors in football. (All-city, all-district, all-state honorable mention).While on high school Kenneth received valuable work experience being a supervisor/crew leader for his family owned business A Professional Touch. After high school Kenneth attended Owens community college and the University of Toledo where he pursed his knowledge in business management. He also continued to grow advance with his family’s landscaping and snow removal company where his role increased to management and marketing. During his free time Kenneth discovered his passion for training and mentoring athletes, which led to him relocating to Nashville, Tennessee. Where he began training professional athletes. After several years of training, and other entrepreneurial ventures Kenneth returned home where he has become one of the leading community leaders in the Midwest.
Executive Director Kandice Moss, MA, R-DMT, LLPC is a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist. Kandice received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology from Grand Valley State University and her Master of Arts Degree in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling from Columbia College Chicago. Kandice’s clinical experience includes working with school age children and adolescents on the Autism spectrum, blind, multi- disabled children, geriatric with Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Kandice has worked extensively with individuals and groups with a focus on educating and skill building to enhance their mind-body-spirit connection to promote a healthy and mindful quality of life no matter what age. Her mind-body-spirit connection stems from her desire for more individuals to access more holistic approaches to therapy and wellness. Although Kandice can work with individuals from all walks of life in counseling, she enjoys working with people dealing with long-term patterns of dysfunction in their family, problems from childhood affecting relationships or work, parents managing life demands, managing self and family transitions (i.e. pre and post pregnancy) and traumatic issues such as abuse, neglect, and/or abandonment. While Kandice is a strong advocate for working with clients through a Relational-Cultural Theory perspective, she utilizes techniques from Strengths-Based and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Kandice provides a safe and supportive, therapeutic space where clients feel empowered to achieve their goals and recognize their strengths and personal power. She is passionate about building relationships through connections and/or disconnections. Through the modality of dance/movement, Kandice assist clients on their own healing journey. Kandice is a member of the American Dance Therapy Association. Kandice lives in Michigan with her husband and their two children.
Maria Mikulec is our Associate Director of Development. Maria is an artist and administrator based out of Southeast Michigan. A recent graduate of Adrian College, she holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Musical Theatre and Arts Management. Maria started out doing development work for the Adrian Symphony Orchestra and has since spent time working with Theatre Nova as an assistant director for the world premiere production of Katherine by Kim Carney and Goodwill Industries of Southeast Michigan as a marketing intern. While in college, she worked with the school Development Office to raise scholarship funds for the college. Most recently, she spent time interning at The Croswell Opera House assisting with marketing research, grant writing, and the completion of their major facility renovation. In her spare time, she is very active in the local theatre scene.
Mariama Hutson, is a Detroit native that is incredibly passionate about her hometown. Living in Nashville, TN the past several years Mariama has worked with countless nonprofit organizations in various capacities. The Moss Foundation is glad to welcome the Tennessee State Graduate as a Board Member. Mariama graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Marketing. She specializes in digital marketing, social media marketing and branding. In addition to The Moss Foundation, Mariama is a successful entrepreneur. She heads the prominent, MH Consulting Group, a marketing firm committed to global branding.
Bill Fodera A 30 year Sales and Marketing Information Technology Veteran at IBM, Cisco , Nortel and Aironet
Wireless working with Executives from Metropolitan Detroit’s leading companies…
Over the last 15 years I put my Sales and Marketing Experiences to good use raising money for
Charities like Angel’s Place which provides homes for Special Needs Adults in Metro Detroit for over 25
years; a key contributor to several Fund Raising Activities with a focused effort on Corporate and
Individual Contributions for the Annual Golf and Dinner Events. Also an Autism Work Consultant to
SAP’s unique initiative to train and employ 1000 people on the autism spectrum worldwide by 2020.
Attended Eastern Michigan University, Bachelor of Business Administration , Sales and Marketing 1984
Married to Heidi for 26 years – A Nurse at Beaumont with 3 children – Melanie, Jonathan and Andrew
Residential Treatment Facility
The Moss Foundation is committed to the use of counseling and dance/movement therapy techniques. This Residential Treatment Home will offer individuals with Mental Health Disorders (Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger Syndrome, etc.) ages 25-40 the space and support to express themselves to create sustain meaningful relationships while being productive working citizens of our community meaningful members of society. Each session ends with a ritualistic affirmation that fosters positive self-awareness and instills hope. Our services include: Individual and Group Dance/movement therapy Family Counseling: Communication Life Skills Job Placement Blended Families Individual Counseling Stress Anxiety Loss or Grief Trauma and PTSD Anger Management Eating Disorders Emotional disturbance Additional Support and Workshops Life Coaching Career Counseling Professional Team Building Workshops In-services and Classroom Trainings Dance Movement Therapy Workshops