Meet The Team
Our team is your team. When your mission is to be better, faster and smarter, you need the best people driving your vision forward. You need people who are willing to align with your mission and vision. The Lynnette O. Blocker Foundation is a people first non-profit organization that strives to create an engaging environment, that fosters loyalty and long term commitment from our sponsors, donors, and partners. Our leadership team is made up of people who epitomize this aspiration, many have been members of the Lynnette O. Blocker Foundation from the beginning.
Lynnette O. Blocker
Founder & CEO
Lynnette O. Blocker Foundation, created by Lynnette O'Lia Horn-Blocker. As a State of Michigan certified educator, she obtained much career success in the areas of: Music, Special Education, Secondary Administration, and Leadership Coaching. She has more than forty years of developing curriculum for young students and adults. Mrs. Blocker observed many curriculum changes with the removal of the Career Technical Education classes (better known as Skilled Trades) from schools throughout the United States. This caused a decrease in exposure and training students in non-traditional skills that would improve their self-esteem and quality of life. Growing up with two parents who were committed to earning a living using their knowledge and expertise in "skilled trades" and watching many family members share their talents of trades with each other, she decided to create an opportunity for others to reach beyond the traditional two and four year colleges and have the option to enter the industry of Skilled Trades.
Her vision became a reality in June 2019, founding of the Lynnette O. Blocker Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. The mission of LOBF is to serve as a financial resource to individuals pursuing a career in various areas of the Skilled Trades industry and to encourage the growth of one's quality of life.
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David Blocker, Sr.
David G. Blocker Sr. was educated in the Detroit public school system and attended Michigan Lutheran College before joining the Detroit Police Department (DPD) at the age of 21. He served 27 years with the police department in a variety of assignments ranging from a school resource officer to child abuse and neglect investigator; the area from which he retired. David has always had a passion for providing positive enrichment to the youth in his community and did so while coaching P.A.L. (Detroit Police Athletic League) baseball and basketball teams for several years. His background afforded him the opportunity to make a difference on a larger scale by working with State officials in Lansing, MI. David began his second career with a State of Michigan regulatory agency that had oversight of child welfare agencies statewide. His strong belief that every child deserves an opportunity to succeed, led him to pursue involvement with various committees that aligned with his interest. Throughout his years of experience with the police force, David recognized a correlation between poor education and a lack of marketable skills leading to unemployment. This combination was often the cause of young people intersecting with law enforcement and producing unfavorable outcomes. David’s passion for helping his community succeed and gain long term skillsets is the driving force in his dedication to the Lynnette O. Blocker Foundation.
Vice Chairman/ Secretary
Lynnea Marshall earned a Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Sciences from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. She went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Public Administration after gaining experience in the workforce. She gained her knowledge in the banking field working as a mortgage loan processor for a broker in the metro Detroit area. Her non-profit experience ranges from education to mental health services. Lynnea currently works in supply chain management for the Department of Defense that supports the United States Army. Her passion for helping others succeed is the driving force in her dedication to the Lynnette O. Blocker Foundation.
David Blocker, Jr.
David studied Business Administration and PreLaw at Michigan State University. His passion for business has guided him to be self employed with many business options. He has exceeded his expectations as a seasoned business professional with driven investment principles and financial sustainability. David is the CoOwner of Clora Funeral Home and Owner of Block Mortgage Company. His passion for success is a driving force for the Lynnetter O. Blocker Foundation.
Additional Board Members
Dr. Sylvia Braswell