The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan was founded in 1984 by a visionary Board of Trustees. Now, as then, the Board is comprised of civic leaders who represent the breadth, depth and diversity of the communities we serve.

Officers of the Board

James B. Nicholson


Chairman, PVS Chemicals Inc.

Penny B. Blumenstein

Vice Chair

Civic Leader

David M. Hempstead

Vice Chair

Partner, Bodman PLC

Reginald M. Turner

Vice Chair

Attorney, Clark Hill PLC

Mary H. Weiser


Civic Leader

Michael T. Monahan


President, Monahan Enterprises LLC


Linda Wasserman Aviv

Partner, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP

Michael E. Bannister

Former Chairman and CEO Ford Motor Credit Co.

Wendy Batiste-Johnson

Retail Management Executive

Albert M. Berriz

CEO, McKinley Companies, LLC

Thomas C. Buhl

Senior Vice President - Investments, Wells Fargo Advisors

Andrew L. Camden

Managing Director-Investments, Kercheval Financial Group of Wells Fargo Advisors

JoAnn Chávez

Senior Vice President and Legal Officer, DTE

Ahmad Chebbani

President and CEO, OMNEX Corp.

Matthew P. Cullen

Chairman, JACK Entertainment

Mark Davidoff

Chief Executive Officer, The Fisher Group

Paul R. Dimond

Of Counsel, Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone PLC

Sarah M. Earley

Civic Leader

Lena R. Epstein

Co-Owner, Vesco Oil Corporation

John M. Erb

Chairman, Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation

Jennifer M. Fischer

Civic Leader

Phillip Wm. Fisher

Founder, Mission Throttle L3C

Jenice C. Mitchell Ford

Chief General Counsel, Detroit Public Schools Community District

Allan D. Gilmour

President Emeritus, Wayne State University

Kouhaila G. Hammer

President and CEO, Ghafari Associates LLC

Steven K. Hamp

Chair, Michigan Education Excellence Foundation

William M. Hermann

President, Hermann Consulting

Paul C. Hillegonds

CEO, Michigan Health Endowment Fund

David P. Larsen

Member, Bodman PLC

Bonnie Larson

Civic Leader

Eric B. Larson

President and CEO, Larson Realty Group

John D. Lewis

Chairman, Flagstar Bank

Henry W. Lim

Chair Emeritus, Department of Dermatology Henry Ford Hospital

Dana M. Locniskar

Managing Director - Wealth Management, Merrill Lynch Private Banking and Investment Group

Florine Mark


Jack Martin

Chairman, Martin, Arrington, Desai & Meyers PC

Barbara L. McQuade

Professor from Practice, University of Michigan Law School

Bruce E. Nyberg

Board Director, Flagstar Bank

Cynthia J. Pasky

President and CEO, Strategic Staffing Solutions Inc.

William F. Pickard

Chairman, Global Automotive Alliance

Stephen R. Polk

President and CEO, Highgate LLC

Glenda D. Price

Former President, Detroit Public Schools Foundation

David T. Provost

CEO, TCF Financial Corp.

Christopher L. Rizik

CEO, Renaissance Venture Capital Fund

Pamela E. Rodgers

Civic Leader

The Honorable Gerald E. Rosen, (Ret.)


Karen Sosnick Schoenberg

Principal, REDICO LLC

Alan E. Schwartz

Partner, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP

W. Rickard Scofield

Chairman, May and Scofield Limited

William W. Shelden Jr.

President, The Elizabeth, Allan and Warren Shelden Fund

Chuck Stokes

Director; Editorial & Public Affairs, WXYZ

Vivian Day Stroh

Civic Leader

Maria Thompson

Venture Partner, Arsenal Growth

Gary H. Torgow

Chairman of the Board of Directors, The Huntington National Bank

Barbara C. Van Dusen

Civic Leader

Carla Walker-Miller

Founder & CEO, Walker-Miller Energy Services

Dale L. Watchowski

President, CEO and COO, REDICO LLC

Sean K. Werdlow

Senior Managing Director and COO, Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co. LLC

Ken Whipple

Former CEO and Chairman, Consumers Energy