Our Board

Al Newman, Board President

Al comes from a career in the for-profit business world and is now very involved in the non-profit community of Washtenaw County.


Pat Shields, Vice President

Pat is retired from the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research where he was Director of Development


Aaron Suganuma, Executive Director of A Brighter Way

Aaron is the Executive Director of A Brighter Way and a prison-based substance abuse counselor.


Laurence O'Connell, Treasurer

Larry is Volunteer Coordinator at Food Gatherers.


Bryan Weinert, Member

Bryan is Director of Strategy at Recycle Ann Arbor and a leader in the faith-based Community


Kim Thomas, Member

Kim is a Professor with the University of Michigan Law Clinic with a specialty in criminal law with adults and children


Melvin Henley, Member

Melvin is from NEW Center and supports non-profits in capacity building


Ashley McClosky, Member

Ashley is Associate Director of Development at the Stephen R. Ross. School of Business.


Bonnie Billups, Member

Bonnie is Executive Director of Peace Neighborhood Center