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

Mark Miller
Interim President and CEO
Moses Bingham
Director of Strategic Initiatives

Community Impact

Sue Peters
Vice President of Community Impact
Jennifer Farrington
Senior Program Officer
Damon Ross
Program Officer
Lydia Starrs
Senior Program Officer
Chakara Wheeler
Program Officer
Stephanie Whitledge
Grants Administrator
Lynn Williams
Director of Equity & Community Engagement

Development

Lottie Ferguson
Vice President of Development and Donor Services
Amy Krug
Director of Development
Sherry LaFave
Development Administrator
Rebecca Pettengill
Manager of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Finance and Administration

Brett Hunkins
Chief Financial Officer
Kelli Glomski
Senior Accountant
Brianna Rimmer
Finance & Accounting Analyst

Flint Center for Educational Excellence

Ja'Nel Jamerson, EdD
Vice President of Policy & P20 Partnerships
Rachael Renaud
Operations Manager and Executive Assistant

Marketing and Communications

Alexandria Dawson
Associate Vice President of Marketing & Communications
Katelyn Stuck
Communications Officer

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.

Mark Piper, Chair
Piper Realty

Mark Miller, Vice Chair
Interim President & CEO
General Motors, Retired

Chris Graff, Treasurer
Hank Graff Chevrolet

Patrick McGuire, Secretary
Farm Bureau Insurance

Gabrielle Clarke
Student, Flushing High School

Joel Feick
Flint and Genesee Economic Alliance 

Dawn Hiller
Hurley Medical Center (Retired)

Carol Hurand
Community Volunteer

Tim Knecht
Cline, Cline & Griffin

Nita Kulkarni
Physician

Robert Landaal, Jr. 
Landaal Packaging Systems

DeAndra Larkin
Mott Community College

Carma Lewis
Flint Neighborhoods United
U.S. House of Representatives Dan Kildee

Jill Norwood
Former Educator

Jia Patel
Student, Grand Blanc High School

Manal Saab
SGT, Ltd. 

Ron Stack
Cyclefit Sports

Sherri E. Stephens
Stephens Wealth Management Group

Shannon White
Funchitecture

Omari Young
Hurley Medical Center

 

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

  • Tim Knecht, Chair
  • Ken Leslie, Vice Chair
  • Bobby Landaal
  • DeAndra Larkin
  • Pat McGuire
  • Ron Stack
  • Mark Piper, Ex-Officio
  • Mark Miller, Ex-Officio

Board Development

  • Manal Saab, Chair
  • Shannon White, Vice Chair
  • Dawn Hiller
  • Carma Lewis
  • Patrick McGuire
  • Ron Stack
  • Mark Piper, Ex-Officio
  • Mark Miller, Ex-Officio

Executive

  • Mark Piper, Chair 
  • Mark Miller, Vice Chair
  • Chris Graff, Treasurer 
  • Pat McGuire, Secretary 
  • Timothy Knecht 
  • Bobby Landaal
  • Shannon White 

Investment

  • Chris Graff, Chair
  • Ken Leslie, Vice Chair
  • Lennetta Coney
  • Jim Cummins
  • Jim Johnson
  • Raymond Kelly
  • John Koegel
  • Carma Lewis
  • Tom Lillie
  • Mike Mellenbrink
  • Sherri Stephens
  • Mark Piper, Ex-Officio
  • Mark Miller, Ex-Officio

Board Strategic Committees

Centering Equity Special Committee

  • Leanne Panduren, Co-Chair 
  • Carma Lewis, Co-Chair
  • Joel Feick
  • Carol Hurand
  • Ezra Tillman, Jr.
  • Rafael Turner
  • Mark Piper, Ex-Officio
  • Mark Miller, Ex-Officio

Donor Engagement

  • Pat McGuire, Chair
  • Nita Kulkarni, Vice Chair
  • Full Board
  • Mark Piper, ex-officio
  • Mark Miller, ex-officio

Finance

  • Bobby Landaal, Chair
  • Chris Graff, Vice Chair
  • Ron Stack
  • Sherri Stephens 
  • Shannon White
  • Mark Piper, Ex-Officio
  • Mark Miler, Ex-Officio

Flint Early Childhood Collaborative

  • Ja'Nel Jamerson, EdD, Chair
  • Jennifer Liversedge
  • Jill Norwood
  • Thomas Parker
  • Latoya Summey, EdD
  • Steven Tunnicliff
  • Mark Piper, ex-officio
  • Mark Miller, ex-officio

Greater Flint Taskforce on Racial Inequities

  • Robert Brown
  • Christopher Burtley
  • Jamie Gaskin
  • Ella Green-Moton
  • Dr. Pamela Hackert
  • Tim Herman
  • Sandra Johnson
  • Tari Jones
  • Dr. Kent Key
  • Carma Lewis
  • Thomas Mattiuzzo
  • Dr. Daniel Moore
  • Leanne Panduren
  • Clarence Pierce
  • Linda Pohly
  • Raquel Robinson
  • Aurora Saucedo
  • Nayyirah Shariff
  • Nichole Smith-Anderson
  • Shelly Sparks-Green
  • Raquel Thueme
  • Dr. Heatherlun Uphold
  • Monica Villarreal
  • Mark Piper, Ex-Officio
  • Mark Miller, Ex-Officio

Grant Screening Committees

Arthur L. Tuuri Health Fund

  • Dr. Nita Kulkarni, Chair
  • Linda Knecht, Vice Chair
  • Tamara Brickey
  • Sean Gartland
  • Jasmine Hall
  • Jeff House
  • Jim Milanowski
  • Debra Morgan
  • Mona Munro-Yunnis
  • Sabita Tummala
  • Dr. Omari Young
  • Mark Piper, Ex-Officio
  • Mark Miller, Ex-Officio

Flint Kids Fund

  • Wanda Harden, Chair 
  • Manal Saab, Vice Chair 
  • Elizabeth Burtch 
  • Kenyetta Dotson 
  • Samantha Farah 
  • Jamie Gaskin 
  • Dr. Mona Hannah-Attisha 
  • Keiona Murphy 
  • Julie Serra 
  • Kirk Smith
  • Kristin Stevenson
  • Sheryl Thompson 
  • Mark Piper, Ex-Officio 
  • Mark Miller, Ex-Officio

Flint Women and Girls Fund

  • Jessica Judson, Chair 
  • Ariana Heath, Vice Chair 
  • Carol Hurand, Trustee Liaison 
  • Brandee Cooke-Brown 
  • Schuyler Davis  
  • Lisa Humphrey 
  • Katie Kool 
  • DeAndra Larkin 
  • Andrea LeGendre  
  • Janet Poole-Little 
  • Nadia Rodriguez 
  • Elisabeth Saab 
  • Kenyetta Snell 
  • Ana Vargas 
  • Tamala Ware 
  • Essence Wilson 
  • Mark Piper, Ex-Officio 
  • Mark Miller, Ex-Officio

Neighborhoods Small Grants

  • Carma Lewis, Chair
  • Dominique Strong, Vice Chair
  • Clara Blakeley
  • Jeanette Edwards
  • Ella Green-Moton
  • Chia Morgan
  • Alexis Murphy Morris
  • Willie Smith
  • Jamii Tata
  • Essence Wilson
  • Mark Piper, Ex-Officio
  • Mark Miller, Ex-Officio

Community Fund Advisory Committees

Clio Area Community Fund

  • John Scott Roark, Chair 
  • Patrick McGuire, Trustee Liaison 
  • Cary Engelhart 
  • Brianna Fuller 
  • Suzanne Maxwell  
  • Bob Nelson 
  • Steven Reynolds 
  • Mark Piper, Ex-Officio  
  • Mark Miller, Ex-Officio

Davison Community Fund

  • Casey Reed, Chair 
  • Travis Howell, Vice Chair 
  • Chris Graff, Trustee Liaison 
  • Megan Avery 
  • Jim Cheek 
  • Holly Halabicky 
  • Connie Hill 
  • Jonathon Jury 
  • Matt Karr  
  • Kurtis McMahan 
  • Paul Snyder 
  • Granger Stefanko 
  • Dr. Megan Strauchman-Morningstar 
  • DaveSwartz 
  • Dan Wiechec 
  • Mark Piper, Ex-Officio 
  • Mark Miller, Ex-Officio

Fenton Community Fund

  • David Lossing, Chair 
  • Michele Papatheodore, Vice Chair 
  • Tom Rupp, Past Chair 
  • Ron Stack, Trustee Liaison 
  • Amy Begola 
  • Charles Boike 
  • Brice Carter 
  • Teresa Ciesielski 
  • Linda Hathaway 
  • Greg Krueger 
  • Christine Landaal 
  • Noah Morgan 
  • Dr. Gerianne Mulanix 
  • Patrick Naswell 
  • Jill Norwood 
  • Chad Robinson 
  • Brian Sanderson 
  • John Scott 
  • Beverly Tippett 
  • Mark Piper, Ex-Officio 
  • Mark Miller, Ex-Officio

Flushing Area Community Fund

  • Kim Strnad, Chair 
  • Jane O’Dell, Vice Chair 
  • Dawn Hiller, Trustee Liaison 
  • John Boerger 
  • Elgie Bright 
  • Bill Bueche 
  • Justin Ham 
  • Kari Hartley 
  • Rich Lewis 
  • Fred Thorsby  
  • Mark Piper, Ex-Officio 
  • Mark Miller, Ex-Officio

Grand Blanc Community Fund

  • Jeff Stableford, Chair 
  • Andrea Bergstrom, Vice Chair 
  • Janette Sullivant, Past Chair 
  • Donald Becker 
  • Brianne Boles-Marshall 
  • Kamal Gupta 
  • Lauren Holaly-Zembo 
  • Delore Salsbury Hurley 
  • Dean Keipert 
  • Ed Lee 
  • Sara Naddeo 
  • Art Reyes 
  • Aimee Schwartz 
  • Joanie Towarnicky 
  • Mark Piper, Ex-Officio 
  • Mark Miller, Ex-Officio

Youth Advisory Committees

Countywide YAC
Alicea Jones, Chair  
Max Piper, Vice Chair 
JaTara Adams  
Genesis Bingham 
Gabrielle Clarke  
Candice Ferguson 
Sir Johnson  
Morgan Keels 
Elijah Lynch 
Vanessa Mordica  
Savanna Owens 
Jia Patel  
Sara Piper 
Khloie Rett-Henry 
Nevaeh Roche 
Isabella White 
Mark Piper, Ex-Officio 
Mark Miller, Ex-Officio 

Grand Blanc YAC   
Jia Patel, Chair  
Sia Kanwar, Vice Chair 
Shaden Abualfellat 
Maddie Armfield 
Gabrielle Echols 
Dhara Gajera  
Aaron Jones 
Milana Kia  
Amira Love 
Krupa Naraparaju 
Jay Patel 
Ellie Repko 
Mark Piper, Ex-Officio 
Mark Miller, Ex-Officio