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President's Office

Ric DeVore


Nicole Sherard-Freeman

Chief Operating Officer

Governance and Operations

Veronica Blair

Executive Assistant and Office Administrator

Laura Brownfield

General Counsel

Marty Calvert

Records Management Assistant

Karen Leppanen

Special Projects Coordinator

Matthew Lewis

Director, Governance and Operations

Gwen Macklin

Office Assistant

Lucy Sanchez-Kalil


Donor Services

Jen Felmlee


Nicole MacMillan

Development Research Manager

Randy Ross

Vice President, Philanthropic Services

Lindsey Rossow-Rood

Senior Director, Donor Services

Katelyn Videto

Director, Donor Services


Emily Angyal

Project Manager, Health & Human Services Initiatives

Ashley Carter

Director, Michigan Justice Fund

Erin Casey

Director, Pontiac Funders Collaborative

Mary K. Clark, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor, Caregiving

Leah Counts

Program Officer, Arts & Environmental Initiatives

Karen Gartrell

Program Assistant and Scholarship Coordinator

Carmin Issa

PEDALS Project Manager

Ashley Jackson

Coalition Manager, Project Play Southeast Michigan

Rickey Jackson Jr.

Program Manager, Project Play Southeast Michigan

Lisa Jones

Program Associate, Health Initiatives

Roxana Martinelli

Program Officer, New Economy Initiative

Hannah McLaughlin

Program Officer, Health & Human Services Initiatives

Marissa Natzke

Senior Program Manager, Michigan Opioid Partnership

Judy Puhl

Program Assistant

Tonya Reeves

Director, PEDALS Michigan

Harmony Rhodes

Program Officer

Pat Sharrow

Director, Project Play Southeast Michigan

Sarah Wedepohl

Vice President, Program

Greg Yankee

Director, Arts and Environmental Initiatives

New Economy Initiative

Wafa Dinaro

Executive Director

Mary Fulmer

Senior Program Officer

Roxana Martinelli

Program Officer, New Economy Initiative

Detroit Regional Workforce Partnership

Jayme Powell

Executive Director, Detroit Regional Workforce Partnership

Susan Reinke

Program Coordinator, Detroit Regional Workforce Partnership

Gift and Grant Services

Lauren Castillo

Coordinator, Gift and Grant Services

Tarenia Clark

Coordinator, Gift and Grant Services

Kellie Dugan

Associate, Gift and Grant Services

Joshua Frost

Associate, Gift and Grant Services

Ryan Krueckeberg

Director, Gift and Grant Services

Marlene Rencher

Associate, Gift and Grant Services

Talent and Culture

Jennifer Garnica-Bermejo

HR Assistant

Surabhi Pandit

Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & Community Engagement

Olubunmi Parks

Vice President, Talent and Culture

Livia Slebodnik

HR Generalist

Finance and Administration

Jerome Abdullah

Senior Accountant

Claire Devlin

Accounting Manager

Brad Harder

Senior Accountant

Cathy Hilfinger

Accounting Manager

Jenilyn Norman

Vice President, Finance and Administration

Callan VanHemert

Senior Accountant


Brad Westlake


Information and Technology

Patrick Carr

Director, Information Services

Anna Savage

Information Technology Project Coordinator

Monique Sims

Information & Database Manager

Marketing and Communications

Sheryl G. Arb

Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Kate Baudeloque

Event and Marketing Specialist

Ashley Collins

Digital Communications Officer

Leslie Ellis

Communications Officer

Briana Mitchell

Communications Associate

Millie Pruchnic

Digital Graphic Design Manager

Chanel Stitt

Communications Associate, New Economy Initiative

Jack VanAssche

Communications Associate