Dr. Marcella Wilson, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Marcella Wilson, Ph.D., has over 30 years of extensive experience in healthcare administration, not-for-profit management, behavioral health, criminal justice and public sector programming. Dr. Wilson, a University of Michigan alumnus holds degrees in psychology, sociology, a Master's degree in Social Work and a Ph.D. in Health and Higher Education.
Dr. Wilson is committed to developing a national standard of care that changes the paradigm of understanding and responding to the condition of poverty as a treatable condition not a character flaw. Currently an appointee of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, serving on the Commission on Community Action and Economic Opportunity, Dr. Wilson also serves on the Michigan 211 Board of Directors. Dr. Wilson has been recognized as a Fellow for the National Alliance for Children and Families; Long Term Planning co-chair for Detroit Area Agency on Aging; member Wayne State University President’s Advisory and member Detroit City Council Returning Citizen Task Force. Dr. Wilson was recently recognized as the 2015 Distinguished Alumni, University Of Michigan School of Social Work, received the Spirit of Detroit Award and the Henry Ford Health System Health Education Achievement and Leadership Award. Dr. Wilson received an Emmy Award as the creator and executive producer of “WATRUFIGHTN4?” a video and website promoting social activism.
As President/CEO for Matrix Human Services, 2006-2016, Dr. Wilson's work and research focused on developing a national standard of care to treat the condition of poverty. In her newest role, President and Founder of Transition to Success™ LLC, Wilson is leading a national social change movement with a standard of care, Transition To Success™ (TTS). Today TTS is being integrated and evaluated across the country, serving tens of thousands living in poverty and establishing initial statistically significant outcomes. Dr. Wilson’s work has been showcased on CBS Evening News, The NY Times and is recognized as a Clinton Global Initiative. Today, Transition to Success™, a standard of care to treat the condition of poverty is a scalable, sustainable, social enterprise, driving transformational change through uniform protocols and analytics across human services, healthcare, education and government programs.
To view Dr. Wilson's latest interview on TTS and eradicating poverty - click here.