Marissa Rossman

March 7, 2024

Marissa Rossman serves as a Program Associate at the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, in support of the Active Lifestyles and Entrepreneurship & Economic Development focus areas. A former teacher, with a passion for community development and social impact, her work underscores the Foundation’s commitment to improving the quality of life of residents in Southeast Michigan and Western New York. She joined the Foundation’s team in 2021.

In addition to her years in Detroit elementary schools, Rossman has served as a high-level Executive Assistant at Wayne State University, supported leading physicians at the National Institute of Health, and interned with State Senator Stephanie Chang. From this well-rounded perspective, Rossman stewards the Foundation’s partners through the grantmaking process and lends valuable insight to strategic initiatives.

Rossman holds a Bachelor of Arts from Kalamazoo College and is currently pursuing a Master of Social Work at Wayne State University, specializing in Innovation, Community Development, Policy, and Leadership (ICPL). Beyond the office, she loves to explore the natural world—birdwatching on Belle Isle or walking through the northern woods.