Our People

Like you, we love Flint and Genesee County. That’s why we came to work for the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. Every day, we get to help preserve the things we love about our area.

Meet Our Staff


Office of the President

Isaiah M. Oliver
President and CEO
Moses Bingham
Director of Special Projects & Initiatives
Becky Salter
Executive Assistant to CEO and Office Manager
(810) 767-8634

Senior Leadership

Karima Amlani
Vice President of Development
(810) 767-3653
Brett Hunkins
Chief Financial Officer
(810) 767-3501
Sue Peters
Vice President of Community Impact
(810) 767-3519

Community Impact

Alexandria Dawson
Program Officer
(810) 767-8435
Jennifer Farrington
Senior Program Officer
(810) 767-3508
Ja'Nel Jamerson
Executive Director, Educare Flint
(810) 600-5400
Damon Ross
Program Officer
(810) 767-6504
Lydia Starrs
Program Officer
(810) 767-3027
Chakara Wheeler
Educare Assistant
(810) 600-5458
Stephanie Whitledge
Grants Administrator
(810) 767-3505
Lynn Williams
Community Engagement Officer
(810) 767-8304

Development

Amy Krug
Director of Development
(810) 767-0464
Sherry LaFave
Development Administrator
(810) 767-6688
Rebecca Pettengill
Manager of Corporate and Foundation Relations
(810) 767-1452
Kenneth Vaughn
Development Officer
(810) 767-3564

Finance and Administration

Cheryl Bierlein
Executive Assistant
(810) 767-5409
Kelli Glomski
Senior Accountant
(810) 767-3506
Mary Jo Herbig
Associate Vice President Marketing & Communications
(810) 767-8439
Brianna Rimmer
Finance & Accounting Analyst
(810) 767-8272

To reach any staff member:

call (810) 767-8270

Board of Trustees

Community Foundation of Greater Flint’s funds and assets are governed by an independent board of trustees composed of respected community leaders from diverse backgrounds. Board members are selected for their knowledge of community needs and for their professional expertise.

Leanne H. Panduren, Chair
Rowe Professional Services

Manal Saab, Vice Chair
SGT Ltd.

Robert Landaal, Jr., Treasurer
Landaal Packaging Systems

Patrick McGuire, Secretary
State Farm Insurance

Linda Morris Belford
Accent Resources, PLLC

Joel Feick
The Disability Network 

Chris Graff
Hank Graff Chevrolet

Carol Hurand
Community Volunteer

Tim Knecht
Cline, Cline & Griffin

Nita Kulkarni
Physician

Sonya LaGore
OLV Investment Group

Carma Lewis
Flint Neighborhoods United
State House of Rep., Dan Kildee

Heidi McAra
Foguth Financial Group

Mark Miller
General Motors

Isaiah Oliver
President & CEO
Community Foundation of Greater Flint

Morris Peterson, Jr.
President & CEO Morris Peterson Jr. Foundation,
Entrepeneur, Retired Professional Basketball Player

Lawrence A. Reynolds, M.D.
Physician

Layla Richardson
Student, Genesee Early College

Ron Stack
Cyclefit Sports

Sherri E. Stephens
Stephens Wealth Management Group

Ezra L. Tillman, Jr.,
First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church

Rafael C. Turner
Consumer's Energy

Shannon White
Funchitecture

Shriya Yarlagadda
Student, Grand Blanc

 

 

Volunteer Committees

Each year, hundreds of individuals volunteer their time and expertise to help the Community Foundation achieve its mission of engaging people in philanthropy and growing the community’s permanent endowment. We are grateful to all of our volunteers, whose dedication and commitment exemplify the philanthropic spirit of Genesee County.

Board Standing Committees

Audit

  • Timothy Knecht, Chair
  • Ken Leslie, Vice Chair
  • Robert Landaal
  • Pat McGuire
  • Ron Stack
  • Isaiah Oliver, ex-officio
  • Leanne Panduren, ex-officio

Board Development

  • Manal Saab, Chair
  • Shannon White, Vice Chair
  • Carma Lewis
  • Heidi McAra
  • Patrick McGuire
  • Ron Stack
  • Isaiah Oliver, ex-officio
  • Leanne Panduren, ex-officio

Executive

  • Leanne Panduren, Chair
  • Manal Saab, Vice Chair
  • Robert Landaal, Board Treasurer
  • Pat McGuire, Board Secretary
  • Sherri Stephens
  • Timothy Knecht
  • Heidi McAra
  • Shannon White
  • LeAnne Panduren, ex-officio
  • Isaiah Oliver, ex-officio

Finance

  • Robert Landaal, Chair
  • Chris Graff, Vice Chair
  • Sonya LaGore
  • Ron Stack
  • Sherri Stephens
  • Isaiah Oliver, ex-officio
  • Leanne Panduren, ex-officio

Investment

  • Sherri Stephens, Chair
  • Ken Leslie, Vice Chair
  • James Cummins
  • Jim Johnson
  • Raymond J. Kelly, III
  • John Koegel
  • Robert Landaal
  • Thomas Lillie
  • Mike Mellenbrink
  • Mark Miller
  • Isaiah Oliver, ex-officio
  • Leanne Panduren, ex-officio

Board Strategic Committees

Donor Engagement

  • Nita Kulkarni, Chair
  • Pat McGuire, Vice Chair
  • Leanne Panduren, ex-officio
  • Isaiah Oliver, ex-officio

Flint Early Childhood Collaborative

  • Isaiah Oliver, Co-Chair
  • Kimberly Roberson, Co-Chair
  • Tricia Hill
  • Sue Peters
  • Anita Steward
  • Leanne Panduren, ex-officio

Gen Forward Network Leadership

  • Rafael Turner, Chair
  • Heidi McAra
  • Layla Richardson
  • Shannon White
  • Shriya Yarlagadda
  • Isaiah Oliver, ex-officio
  • Leanne Panduren, ex-officio

Greater Flint Coronavirus Taskforceon Racial Inequities

  • Adrian Walker
  • Aurora Saucedo 
  • Brian Larkin
  • Carma Lewis 
  • Christopher Burtley
  • Clarence Pierce
  • Dr. Daniel Moore
  • Dr. Debra Furr Holden
  • George Wilkinson
  • Dr. Kent Key
  • Dr. Lawrence Reynolds
  • Egypt Otis
  • Rev. Philip Schmitter
  • Isaiah Oliver
  • Kimberly Roberson
  • Kirk Smith
  • LeAnne Panduren, ex-officio
  • Linda Pohly
  • Nayyirah Shariff
  • Pastor Monica Villareal
  • Raquel Thueme
  • Pastor Thomas Matiuzzo
  • Robert Brown
  • Tim Herman
  • Ella Green-Moton
  • Jim Buterakos

Grant Screening Committees

Arthur L. Tuuri Health Fund

  • Dr. Nita Mukkumula, Chair
  • Dr. Debra Furr-Holden, Vice Chair
  • Sean Gartland
  • Andrew Kruse
  • Erica Thrash-Sall
  • Dr. Gary Johnson
  • Dr. Marie Jones-Watts
  • Jasmin Hall
  • Jeff House
  • Linda Knecht
  • Mona Munro-Yunnis
  • Marcy Page
  • Sabita Tummala
  • Dr. Omari Young
  • L. Panduren, ex-officio
  • I. Oliver, ex-officio

Flint Kids Fund

  • Lawrence A. Reynolds, M.D., FAAP, Chair
  • Mona Hanna-Attisha, M.D., MPH, FAAP
  • Kenyetta Dotson
  • Jamie Gaskin
  • Wanda Harden
  • Julie Serra
  • Kirk D. Smith
  • Sheryl Thompson

Flint Women and Girls Fund

  • DeAndra Larkin, Chair
  • Kelly Crystal, Vice Chair
  • Angela Rhode, Past Chair
  • Carol Hurand, Trustee Liaison
  • Stephanie Cannon
  • Schuyler Davis
  • Nadia Garcia
  • Mona Hardas
  • Ariana Heath
  • Jessica Judson
  • Erica Miller
  • Shannon Polk
  • Anna Rosario
  • Elisabeth Saab
  • Keysa Smith
  • Kenyetta Snell
  • Diamond Terry
  • Janet Van DeWinkle
  • LeAnne Panduren, ex-officio
  • Isaiah Oliver, ex-officio

Greater Flint Urgent Relief Fund

  • Isaiah Oliver
  • Sue Peters
  • Jaime Gaskin
  • Kimberly Roberson
  • Raquel Thueme
  • Nita Kulkarni
  • Greg Veiner
  • LeAnne Panduren, ex-officio

Literacy for Life

  • Jennifer Acree
  • Mary Beahm
  • Jim Carney
  • Jiquanda Johnson
  • Kristina Johnston
  • Mary Loran-Hammond
  • Robert Matthews
  • Billy Mitchell 
  • Kay Schwartz
  • Todd Slisher
  • Isaiah Oliver, ex-officio

Neighborhoods Small Grants

  • Carma Lewis, Chair
  • Joseph Schipani, Vice Chair
  • Alexis Murphy Morris
  • Chia Morgan
  • Clara Blakeley
  • Dominique Strong
  • Ella Green Moton
  • Essence Wilson
  • Jeffrey Hawkins
  • Lottie Ferguson
  • Reginald Flynn
  • Scott Tucker
  • Shawn Hairston
  • Willie Smith
  • LeAnne Panduren, ex-officio
  • Isaiah Oliver, ex-officio

Community Fund Advisory Committees

Clio Area Community Fund

  • Cary Engelhart, Chair
  • Leesa Lee, Vice Chair
  • Kent Kern, Past Chair
  • Patrick McGuire, Trustee Liaison
  • Gerry Barthel
  • Nicholas Belill
  • Martin L. Cousineau
  • Shelley Hanchett
  • Kendra Reynolds
  • John Scott Roark
  • Marlene Wilson
  • LeAnne Panduren, ex-officio
  • Isaiah Oliver, ex-officio

Davison Community Fund

  • Nancy Davis, Chair
  • Amanda Snider Doren, Vice Chair
  • Chris Graff, Past Chair, Trustee Liaison
  • Eric Allen
  • Mo Aboneaaj
  • Megan Avery
  • Ken Duetsch, Sr.
  • Michael Frawley
  • Holly Halabicky
  • Connie Hill
  • Jonathon Jury
  • Kurtis McMahan
  • Jennifer Ragnone
  • Paul Snyder
  • Casey Reed
  • Amy Surles-Rosario
  • LeAnne Panduren, ex-officio
  • Isaiah Oliver, ex-officio

Fenton Community Fund

  • Edward Walterhouse, Chair
  • Tom Rupp, Vice Chair
  • Ron Stack, Trustee Liaison
  • Amy Begola
  • Charles Boike
  • Teresa Ciesielski
  • Linda Hathaway
  • Tom Hufton
  • Greg Krueger
  • Christina Landaal
  • David Lossing
  • Tate Marisa
  • Noah Morgan
  • Gerianne Mulanix
  • Patrick Naswell
  • Jill Norwood
  • Michele Papatheodore
  • Chad Robinson
  • Wendy Tremaine
  • LeAnne Panduren, ex-officio
  • Isaiah Oliver, ex-officio

Flushing Area Community Fund

  • John Zintsmaster, Chair
  • Kim Strnad, Vice Chair
  • Dawn Hiller, Past Chair
  • Sonya LaGore, Trustee Liaison
  • Marty Barta
  • John Boerger
  • Elgie Bright
  • Kari Hartley
  • Ed Henneke
  • Justin Ham
  • Janna Jones
  • Joe Karlichek
  • Joel LaGore
  • Jane O’Dell
  • LeAnne Panduren, ex-officio
  • Isaiah Oliver, ex-officio

Grand Blanc Community Fund

  • Dean Keipert, Chair
  • Janette Sullivant, Vice Chair
  • Delore Salsbury Hurley, Past Chair
  • Linda Morris Belford, Trustee Liaison
  • Donald Becker
  • Andrea Bergstrom
  • Kamal Gupta
  • Harmony Lloyd
  • Art Reyes
  • Aimee Schwartz
  • Jeff Stableford
  • Joanie Towarnicky
  • LeAnne Panduren, ex-officio
  • Isaiah Oliver, ex-officio

Youth Advisory Committees

Clio YAC

  • Cassidy Fortney – Chair
  • Blake Amy – Vice Chair
  • Morgan Armbruster
  • Alexis Atkinson
  • Emma Bader
  • Marissa Besaw
  • Shelby Brown
  • Jordyn Chison
  • Hannah Condron
  • Elizabeth Cooper
  • Brooke Cronin
  • Kylee Devary
  • Madeline Drayton
  • Solane Ely
  • Madison Fagerstrom
  • McKenna Farlardeau
  • Abrianna Foskett
  • Nadia Gatica
  • Miranda Gibson
  • Jackson Hagan
  • Megan Hatchett
  • Alice Horton
  • Logan Kingsbury
  • Abbi Knake
  • Jacob Lapham
  • Alex Lemon
  • Malan Manwaring
  • Zachary Martens
  • Madison McConnell
  • Abbey Messing
  • Lily Miller
  • Wendy Minore
  • Andrew Polcik
  • Gwenyth Polcik
  • Claire Roth
  • Draken Searles
  • Raquel Skank
  • Olivia Squires
  • Blake Stanbaugh
  • Kaitlyn Wambold
  • Emily Wright
  • Madelyn Yax

Countywide YAC

  • Shriya Yarlagadda, Co-Chair, Trustee Liaison
  • Layla Richardson, Co-Chair, Trustee Liaison
  • Riya Achuri
  • Ishika Gupta
  • Earl Hall
  • Maeko McGovern
  • Patrick McGovern
  • Kayla Shannon
  • Lyric White

Grand Blanc YAC

  • Halle Welter – Chair
  • Camden Witucki – Vice Chair
  • Eniya Barker
  • Peyton Brady
  • Hannah Carnell
  • Emma Johnston
  • Analise Macksood
  • Riya Patel
  • Katey Peterson
  • Abby Stanley
  • Lillian Webb
  • Makinzy Wilson

South Lakes YAC

  • Kat Walterhouse - Chair
  • Hannah Wabel – Vice Chair
  • Tyler Buchanan
  • Avery Carr
  • Maureen Fenoll
  • Ryan Fogle
  • Brandon Green
  • Aiden Hegmaker
  • Charley Holcomb
  • Sarasee Kiran
  • Ellie Koester
  • Cam MacNeill
  • Gabrielle McKissic
  • Miren Oraa
  • Caleb Quesnelle
  • Cameron Sproule
  • Brody Stack
  • Henri Sturm
  • Vien Sturm
  • Gannon Welch