Meet the Candidate: Kenyetta Dotson


Positions and Honors


  • Director of Community-Based Implementation and Engagement, MSU, Flint, MI 03/2019 – Present
  • Manager of Community Outreach and Engagement, Genesee Health System, Flint, MI  01/2013 – 01/2019
  • Social Work Consultant, Trainer, Facilitator, Dotson Consulting & Supportive Services, Flint, MI, 01/2011- Present
  • Job Developer, GCCARD, Flint, MI, 08/2013 – 06/2015
  •  Executive Secretary, Counselor, Insight Recovery Center, Flint, MI, 08/2001 – 12/2013
  • Adjunct Instructor, Baker College, Flint, MI  01/2010-12/2013
  • Chaplain Assistant, United States Army, 09/1990 – 06/2011
  • Military Service, 1991-1998

Honors/Awards


  • 2018 Governor’s Volunteer of the Year Award
  • 2017 Woman of a New Tribe, Flint Institute of Art
  • 2015 Woman of Excellence Award, Phi Delta Kappa
  •  2014 Woman of the Year Award, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority 
  •  2014 Office of the Mayor Proclamation, City of Flint Mayor’s Office 
  • 2013 Peace Maker of the Year Award, Genesee County Committee for community peace 
  • 2011 Sybil Award Recipient, Genesee County Resource Center 
  • 2005 Athena Ward, Youth Mentor

Additional work


Contributions to Community:

As a collaborator with community engaged scientists, I have created partnerships to elevate community voice, built community trust in science, and created multi-sector relationships for project implementation and dissemination of scientific knowledge.

Research Support and/or Scholastic Performance

Co-Chair of Community Advisory Board for the Flint Registry.  Co-Lead of Youth Advisory Council to Pediatric Public Health Initiative. Enhances the visibility of the Registry throughout the community.  Responsible for building relationships with new and existing community partners to establish outreach and engagement strategies and increase the presence and relationship of Flint Registry in community and among Flint residents and families.