Board of Directors


Monique Marks


Monique Marks is President & CEO of the historic Franklin-Wright Settlements, a leading human services agency meeting the needs of families, children, and youth since 1881.


Monique is a proud graduate of Wayne State University with both a Masters and Bachelors of Science Degree in Social Work. She is both licensed and certified in the field of social work. 


Monique served as chairperson for the United Way Executive Retreat.  She is also a member of the Speaker’s Bureau for United Way, serves as an adjunct professor at Eastern Michigan University, guest lecturer at Wayne State University and a certified trainer for the Academy of Certified Social Work. 


Monique has dedicated her life to serving the community with a prolific professional career spanning over 20 years. With a tenure of  17 plus years with Franklin Wright she has held a myriad roles, most notably her appointment as President and CEO, an appointment she earned after just four years at the agency. Mrs. Marks has been committed to humanitarianism by advocating for the prevention, treatment and amelioration of social problems plaguing citizens of Detroit.


Her efforts have been recognized by numerous civic entities and organizations. She is the recipient of the Spirit of Detroit Award, Legacy in Motion Award, Hometown Hero Award, and Outstanding Community Ambassador for Results Mentoring. She serves and participates on a multitude of committees, boards and auxiliaries including Leadership Detroit, Midnight Golf, and Community Highlights.