2016-2017 Board Fellows and Partner Organizations
5 Healthy Towns
5 Healthy Towns operates four wellness centers and five wellness coalitions in the Chelsea area. The organization seeks to cultivate improvements in personal and community wellness through collaboration, innovation, and stewardship.
- Alex Wang, MBA
Alternatives for Girls
Alternatives For Girls helps homeless and high-risk girls and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy, and exploitation, and helps them to explore and access the support, resources and opportunities necessary to be safe, to grow strong and to make positive choices in their lives.
- Seema Naik, MBA
- Martha Fedorowicz, MPP
Ann Arbor SPARK
Ann Arbor SPARK seeks to advance the economy of the Ann Arbor Region by establishing the area as a desired place for business expansion and location…by identifying and meeting the needs of business at every stage, from those that are established to those working to successfully commercialize innovations.
- Nicholas Hilgeman, MBA
- Dylan Kuzmik, MBA
Apple Playschools aims to provide progressive early education for young children in order to facilitate future social responsibility, diversity, global, and environmental awareness.
- Charisse Wilkins, MBA/MPP
Belle Isle Conservancy
The mission of the Belle Isle Conservancy is to protect, preserve, restore and enhance the natural environment, historic structures and unique character of Belle Isle as a public park for the enjoyment of all.
- Joe Tate, MBA/MS
Center for Community-Based Enterprise
The Center for Community-Based Enterprise (C2BE) is a Detroit-based non-profit organization working to create living-wage jobs through worker-ownership in all its forms. They provide legal help, technical assistance, education and collaboration to individuals interested developing work-owned cooperatives and other community-based enterprises.
- Sara Schmidt, MBA
Community Social Services of Wayne County
CSSWC seeks to develop partnerships with like-minded organizations, inspiring action that results in rebuilding broken lives and restoring dignity. We accomplish this by delivering excellent services to unlock human potential that empowers individuals and families.
- Bilal Baydoun, MPP
Global Detroit is a key innovator in the revitalization of Southeast Michigan’s economy and is a national leader in an emerging economic development field centered on welcoming, retaining, and empowering immigrant communities as valued contributors to regional growth.
- Sigal Hemy, MBA
- Matthew Hillard, MPP
Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor
The Kiwanis Club is dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.
- Carmen Ye, MPP
- Kimberly Moore, MBA
Matrix Human Services
Inspired by its heritage since 1906, Matrix Human Services advocates for and serves the most vulnerable in the metropolitan Detroit community and empowers individuals and families to enhance the quality of their lives and achieve self sufficiency.
- Samuel Donaldson, MBA
National Network of Depression Centers
The NNDC develops and fosters connections among members to use the power of our network, to advance scientific discovery, and to provide stigma free, evidence-based care to patients with depressive and bipolar illnesses.
- Michael Budros, MPP/MPH
- Andrew Hauser, MBA
Nonprofit Enterprise at Work (NEW)
NEW seeks to improve the impact and performance of nonprofits by creating high-quality strategic solutions.
- Afton Branche, MPP
- Samuel Geller, MPP
Plymouth Historical Museum
The Friends of Plymouth Historical Museum is a privately funded membership organization dedicated to preserving, teaching, and presenting history at the museum. They seek to be recognized as a premier provider of innovative, historical, and educational opportunities for the region.
- Matt Law, MBA
Salvation Army of Eastern Michigan
The Salvation Army is a faith-based organization dedicated to serving people in need without discrimination.
- Lydia Sorensen, MBA
- Sade Richardson, MSW/MPH
SOS Community Services
SOS promotes housing stability and family self-sufficiency through collaboration, care, and respect.
- Mary Mattson, MSW
- Maya Sharodi, MBA
St. Louis Center
St. Louis Center is a caring, residential, family living and learning environment providing for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
- Jessica Kaplan, MBA
This organization is committed to improving children’s health, well-being, and academic performance by providing sleep education and bedtime essentials to economically disadvantaged students and their families..
- Wesley Williams, MPP
Transportation Riders United
TRU’s mission is to improve and promote transit throughout greater Detroit in order to restore urban vitality, ensure transportation equity, and improve quality of life.
- Perry Holmes, MBA/MPP
United Way of Washtenaw County
The United Way of Washtenaw County connects people, resources, and organizations together to create a thriving community for everyone.
- Shen Ni, MBA/MPP
University of Michigan Credit Union
(UMCU) is locally focused and fully connected to our members, the University and the community.
- Ramu Annamalai, MBA
YMCA Camp Hayo-Went-Ha
The mission of YMCA Hayo-Went-Ha Camps is to strengthen the spirit, mind, and body of children and adults in a safe, fun, and challenging environment. Our programs develop important life skills, self-confidence, and an enduring commitment to others as expressed in our motto: Each for All, All for Each.
- Maha Arshad, MPP
Board Fellowship Student Liaisons
- Andrew Kelley, MBA ’17
- Kate Naranjo, MPP ’17