Board Fellowship

16-17 Board Fellows

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

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

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

Sweet Dreamzzz

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