“I am honored to help lead a foundation built on the values of respect and hope and the dignity of all people,” says Doby, who will serve as interim president until a permanent president is hired. “The Ruth Mott Foundation is deeply engaged in the greater Flint community through its grant making and Applewood programs, and I welcome the opportunity to work with an excellent staff and trustees as we partner with people and programs in Genesee County.”
Doby has been a program officer for 14 years in the Pathways Out of Poverty Program at the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, headquartered in Flint. During her tenure at the C. S. Mott Foundation, Doby’s work has focused on civic engagement in low and moderate income communities. Prior to joining the C.S. Mott Foundation, she served for more than 20 years in Catholic Charities in Detroit, Baltimore, Lansing and Saginaw. She worked for the Campaign for Human Development, funded by the Catholic Church, and for Catholic Relief Services, an international relief and development agency. Doby is a graduate of the University of Detroit-Mercy and Loyola University of New Orleans.