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Helen Hilda Forbes-Richardson

Helen Hilda Forbes-Richardson, American state agency administrator. Certified teacher Michigan. Spirit of Detroit Leadership award, 1985.


  • Forbes-Richardson, Helen Hilda was born on July 26, 1950 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Henry and Trunetta (Adams) Forbes.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Education and Human Services, University Detroit, 1972. Master of Public Administration, Harvard University, 1989.


    • Substitute teacher Detroit Board Education, 1972-1975. Assistance payment worker State Department Social Services, Detroit, 1975-1979, supervisor assistance payment, 1979-1985, section manager, since 1985. Administrative assistant to chief deputy director Wayne County Department Social Services, 1989-1990.

      Member case review committee Michigan Department Social Services General Assistance, 1985, 87, labor relations subcommittee, quality initiative task force training committee, 1985. Co-chairperson quality initiative error reduction committee and conference planning committee. Member training committee quality initiative task force Michigan Department Social Services, 1984, client service subcommittee, since 1989, coordinator employee recognition program, 1989-1990, chairman procedure committee, Grand River Warren local office, since 1990, coordinator state employee recognition program, Wayne County, 1980-1990.

      Chair security plan committee client information system County of Wayne, 1989, member United Auto Workers Secondary Contract Negotiations Team, 1988. Member conference planning committee Michigan County Social Services Association, 1988. Chairperson Grand River/Warren Procedures Committee, 1990, employee recognition awards program level 1 Grand River/Warren Department Social Services, 1990.

      President Forbes-Richardson Ltd., since 1990, management consultant, 1990. Owner, editor Adams-Forbes Public Company, Detroit.

    Major achievements

    • Certified teacher Michigan.


    • Public: (poetry) I Am, 1997.


    Coordinator Social Service United Foundation Doctor, Lafayette local office 1985, Social Service Black United Fund Doctor 1987, speaker National Political Congress Black Women, 1986. Student project coordinator Wayne County Community College, Wayne County Department Social Services, 1989. Coordinator scholarship project Mary Holmes College.

    Member American Public Welfare Association (planning committee 1986), American Legion Auxiliary.



    Reading, sewing, billiards.


    • Married Leon Richardson (divorced). 1 child, Leon Ronald Junior.
    • father: Henry Forbes
    • mother: Trunetta (Adams) Forbes
    • spouse: Leon Richardson
    • child: Leon Ronald Junior Forbes-Richardson
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    Born July 26, 1950
    (age 67)