Board of Directors

  • Ann Andrews, Vice President
    Disability Claims Specialists
    L & L Associates, Inc.
    Lansing
  • Richard Ball, O.D., Ph.D.
    Former Lawmaker
    Laingsburg
  • Charles L. Ballard, Professor
    Department of Economics
    Michigan State University
    East Lansing
  • Georgi-Ann Bargamian, Administrative Assistant
    International Union – UAW
    Detroit
  • Delois Whitaker Caldwell
    Retired President and CEO
    Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit
    East Lansing
  • Sheilah P. Clay, President and CEO
    Neighborhood Service Organization
    Detroit
  • Robert Cohen, Executive Director
    Jewish Community Relations Council & Michigan Jewish Conference
    Bloomfield Hills
  • Bob Emerson
    Former State Budget Director
    Former Legislator
    Lansing
  • Lee Gaddies, President
    Bagley Community Council
    Detroit
  • Don Gilmer
    Former State Budget Director
    Former Legislator
    Augusta
  • Sonia Harb, MSW
    Director
    Technical Assistance Center
    University of Michigan School of Social Work
    Detroit
  • David Hecker, President
    AFT Michigan
    Detroit
  • Benjamin Daniel Inquilla, Attorney
    Farmworker Legal Services of Michigan
    Kalamazoo
  • H. Lynn Jondahl (Immediate Past Board Chair)
    Former State Legislator
    Okemos
  • Robert Kleine, Partner
    Great Lakes Consulting
    East Lansing
  • Eric T. Mayes, Ph.D., Ed.M.
    Executive Director
    Children’s Defense Fund Michigan
    Detroit
  • Jennifer R. Poteat
    Harry A. & Margaret D. Towsley Foundation
    Ann Arbor
  • Charles Pryde, Regional Director
    Government Affairs for Michigan and New York
    Ford Motor Company
    Dearborn
  • Sarida Scott, Executive Director
    Community Development Advocates of Detroit
    Detroit
  • Kevin L. Seitz
    Retired Executive Vice President of Health Care Value Enhancement
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
    Maple City
  • Robert W. Swanson (Board Chair)
    Retired Director
    Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth
    Lansing
  • Mary Alice Williams
    President and CEO
    Nokomis Foundation
    Grand Rapids