Board of Directors

Our Leadership

Updated 1/18/17

Governing Board

Chair
Jeff Mason
Executive Director 
Michigan's University Research Corridor

Vice Chair
Mick Story
Assistant Vice President, Corporate Development
Jackson National Life Insurance Company

Treasurer
Tricia Foster

Ret Senior Managing Director & COO
CBRE/Martin

Secretary
Al Gileczek
President
Accident Fund Insurance Company, CompWest

Ira Ginsburg
Ret Vice President, Operations
Sparrow Health System

Diane Kieliszewski
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones

Dan Layman
President & CEO
Ele's Place

Rusty Merchant
Partner
McAlvey, Merchant & Associates

Anita Bohn
Organizational Development Lead
Student Life - University of Michigan
 
Keith Ostien
Director/Licensed Psychologist
Comprehensive Psychological Services, P.C.
 
Tom Randall
Vice President, Corporate Banking
Fifth Third Bank
 
Paula Reichle
Senior Vice President & CFO
Sparrow Health System
 
Deborah Cherry
Genesee County Treasurer
Flint

Betsy Stover
Founder
Ele’s Place

John Truscott
President & Principal
Truscott & Rossman

Tony Colarossi
Partner
Healthcare Industry, Plante & Moran, PLLC
 
Ginny Brooks
Accountant Executive
Liberty Title
 
Brandi Huyser
Sales Planning Manager, Amway
Grand Rapids

Ann Arbor Community Board

Chair
Anita Bohn
Organizational Development Lead, Student Life
University of Michigan
 
Monica Brancheau
Managing Director
Ele's Place - Ann Arbor 

Megan Mazurek
Realtor
Charles Reinhart Company

JPaul Dixon
Vice President/ Cheif Executive
Hylant Group

Rick Eder
Owner
Rick Eder Agency

John Seto
Director, Housing Security
UofM Public Safety & Security
 
Mike Halpern
Financial Advisor
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
 
Beth Jakubik
Community Volunteer

Dan Layman
President & CEO
Ele's Place

Dan Nickodemus
Managing Partner
Thrivent Financial 

Cheryl Sopha
Community Volunteer

Betsy Stover
Founder
Ele’s Place

Tom Tocco
Vice President, Support Services & Capital Project Mgt.
St. Joseph Mercy Health System

Kate Trumbull
Director of Digital Marketing
Dominos
 
Alina Verdiyan
Vice President/Client Advisor
Old National Bank
 
Jim Wolfington
Vice President
Chelsea State Bank
 
Nate Lewis
VP/Director of Real Estate
Transaction Services
 
Steve Marquardt
Sr Director, Global Real Estate
Dana, Inc.
 
Tom Randall
VP, Corporate Banking
Fifth Third Bank

Ele's Place Ann Arbor Honorary Board

Charlie and Janet Crone

Kathleen Daniels

Steve and Judy Dobson

Ann and J. Michael Feeney

Mike Hart

Howdy and Carole Holmes

Mark Ouimet

Sheila Patrias

Tim and Shann Patton

Fritz and Lynn Seyferth

Sue Snyder

Flint Community Board

Chair
David Stamm II
Genessee County Sherrif
Emergency Management Manager/ Homeland Security
 
Deborah Cherry
Genesee County Treasurer
Genesee County Treasurer's Office
 
Founding Family
Jim Bappert
Account Manager
HP Enterprise Services, LLC
 
Patti Kooy
Community Volunteer
 
Mariann Krieger, CPA
Partner, Tax Services
Plante & Moran, PLLC
 
Amy E. Krug
Managing Director
Ele's Place - Flint
 
Andrew Kruse
Vice President, Mission Integration
Genesys Health System
 
Donald Lada
Funeral Director, Manager
Brown Funeral Home
 
Dan Layman
President & CEO
Ele's Place
 
Ellen Lounds
Director of Special Services
Holly School District
 
Gary Rice
Senior Vice President, Clinical, Education
and Human Resources
Diplomat
 
Drew Shapiro
Managing Associate
Mass Mutual Michigan Metro
 
Susan Tippett
Director, Grant Procurement
Genesys Health Foundation
 
Michael Wolfgram, DDS
Owner/President
Lakeside Dental Association
 

Grand Rapids Community Board

Chair
Brandi Huyser
Global Sales
Amway Corporation
 
Vice Chair
Sarah Brodhead
Employee Experience Consultant
Spectrum Health
 
Deb Blacquiere
Assurance Senior Manager
BDO
 
Jaime Counterman
Development Officer
Metro Health Hospital Foundation
 
John Fitzgerald
Commercial Lines Relationship Manager 
Lighthouse Group
 
Ruth Fitzgerald
Pastor
East Congressional United Church of Christ
 
Todd Harvey
Senior VP, Director
Fifth Third Bank
 
Arnette Kraus
Community Volunteer
 
Dan Layman
President & CEO
Ele's Place

Rusty Merchant
Partner
McAlvey, Merchant & Associates

Anjey Reynolds
Founding Family 
Ele's Place-Grand Rapids
 
Nicole Rodammer
Managing Director
Ele's Place - Grand Rapids
 
Ron Roden
Retired Attorney-Community Volunteer
 
Shaun Shira
Development Officer
Grand Rapids Community Foundation
 
Ryan Slusarzyk
Global Project Manager
Amway
 
Adam Starr
Real Estate Agent
Keller Williams GR North
Ele's Place Family

Bo Stover
Director of Strategic Alliances - Real Estate
Custer

Amanda Williams
Director, Human Resources
Williams Distributing

Grand Rapids Honorary Board

Susan Heartwell 
Community Volunteer
 
Sue Jandernoa
Community Volunteer
 
Tom Merchant
Senior Vice President
Fifth Third Bank
 
Chris Visner
Community Volunteer
 
Ken Hamstra 
 

Lansing Community Board

Chair
Mick Story
Assistant Vice President, Corporate Development
Jackson National Life Insurance Company

Vice Chair
Ginny Brooks
Account Executive
Liberty Title

Amy Baumer
Vice President, Marketing & Business Development
The Christman Company

Bryan Bogardus
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Accident Fund Group, Inc.
 
Paul Clark
Purchasing Manager
Clark Construction Company
 
Jacob Darabos
Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer
CASE Credit Union
 
Peggy L. Doty
Vice President
Doty Mechanical, Inc.
 
Brock Fletcher
Associate Broker
Keller Williams Realty
 
Melanie Foster
Board of Trustee
Michigan State University
 
Michael S. Gilmore
Vice President & Chief Investment Officer
Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana
Delta Dental
 
Michelle Goss 
CPA/Partner
Plant & Moran, PLLC
 
Dan Layman
President & CEO
Ele's Place 

Michelle Massey
Director of Administration
Dewpoint

Jenn Nelson 
Executive Vice President and
Chief Business Development Officer
Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Mark Notman
Associate Dean
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Kate Powers
Senior Managing Director
Ele's Place - Lansing
 
Kelly Preston
President
Capital Steel & Wire

Craig Rasche
Global Alliance Manager
Dell

James Robinson
Chief Executive Officer
Farm Bureau Insurance

John Truscott
President and Principal
Truscott & Rossman

Denise Williams
Senior Vice President of Commercial Underwriting
Auto-Owners Insurance Co.