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

Senior Leadership

Karima Amlani
Vice President of Development
(810) 767-3653
Brett Hunkins
Executive Vice President of Finance & Administration
(810) 767-3501
Sue Peters
Vice President of Community Impact
(810) 767-3519

Community Impact

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

Development

Lisa Graham
Major Gifts Officer
(810) 767-3564
Amy Krug
Director of Development
(810) 767-0464
Sherry LaFave
Donor Services Manager
(810) 767-6688
Rebecca Pettengill
Director of Development, Foundation & Corporate Relations
(810) 767-1452

Finance and Administration

Cheryl Bierlein
Receptionist
(810) 767-5409
Kelli Glomski
Accountant
(810) 767-3506
Mary Jo Herbig
Director of Communications
(810) 767-8439
Sarah Razak
Accounting Assistant
(810) 767-8272
Becky Salter
Executive Assistant
(810) 767-8634

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

Mark Piper, Vice Chair
Piper Realty

Robert Landaal, Jr., Treasurer
Landaal Packaging Systems

Heidi McAra, Secretary
Foguth Financial Group

Isaiah Oliver
President and CEO
Community Foundation of Greater Flint

Linda Morris Belford
Accent Resources, PLLC
FranNet of Michigan

Chris Graff
Hank Graff Chevrolet

Carol Hurand
Community Volunteer

Timothy Knecht
Cline, Cline & Griffin, P.C.

Nita Kulkarni, M.D.
Physician

Sonya LaGore
OLV Investment Group

Carma Lewis
U.S. House of Rep., Dan Kildee

Patrick McGuire
Farm Bureau Insurance

Mark Miller
General Motors

Marjory Raymer
City of Flint

Lawrence A. Reynolds, M.D.
Physician

Layla Richardson
Student, Genesee Early College

Manal B. Saab
SGT Ltd.

Ron Stack
Cyclefit Multisports

Sherri E. Stephens
Stephens Wealth Management Group

Rafael C. Turner
Ruth Mott Foundation

Shannon White
FUNchitecture, LLC

George D. Wilkinson, Immediate Past Chair
Northgate
Word of Life Church

Shriya Yarlagadda
Student, Grand Blanc High School

 

 

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
  • Sonya LaGore
  • Isaiah Oliver, ex-officio
  • Leanne Panduren, ex-officio
  • Mark Piper

Board Development

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

Executive

  • Leanne Panduren, Chair
  • Mark Piper, Vice Chair
  • George Wilkinson, Past Chair
  • Robert Landaal, Board Treasurer
  • Heidi McAra, Board Secretary
  • Timothy Knecht
  • Isaiah Oliver, ex-officio
  • Manal Saab
  • Sherri Stephens
  • Shannon White

Finance

  • Mark Piper, Chair
  • Robert Landaal, Vice Chair
  • Heidi McAra
  • Chris Graff
  • Sonya LaGore
  • Isaiah Oliver, ex-officio
  • Leanne Panduren, ex-officio
  • Marjory Raymer
  • Ron Stack
  • Sherri Stephens

Investment

  • Sherri Stephens, Chair
  • Mark Piper, Vice Chair
  • James Cummins
  • Jim Johnson
  • Raymond J. Kelly, III
  • John Koegel
  • Ken Leslie
  • Thomas Lillie
  • 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
  • Derrick Lopez
  • Leanne Panduren, ex-officio
  • Sue Peters

Gen Forward Network Leadership

  • Rafael Turner, Chair
  • Robert Landaal, Jr.
  • Heidi McAra
  • Isaiah Oliver, ex-officio
  • Leanne Panduren, ex-officio
  • Shannon White

Grant Screening Committees

Arthur L. Tuuri Health Fund

  • Nita Mukkumula, Chair
  • Wanda Harden, Past Chair
  • Andrew Kruse
  • Dr. Debra Furr-Holden
  • Erica Thrash-Sall
  • Dr. Gary Johnson
  • Dr. Gerianne Mulanix
  • Jeff House
  • Linda Knecht
  • Marcy Page
  • Marie Jones-Watts Dr.

Flint Kids Fund

  • George Wilkinson, Chair
  • Mona Hanna-Attisha, M.D., MPH, FAAP
  • Kenyetta Dotson
  • Jamie Gaskin
  • Wanda Harden
  • Diana Kelly
  • Lawrence A. Reynolds, M.D., FAAP
  • Kirk D. Smith

Flint Women and Girls Fund

  • DeAndra Larkin, Chair
  • Kelly Crystal, Vice Chair
  • Angela Rhode, Past Chair
  • Carol Hurand, Trustee Liaison
  • Karen Church
  • Kelly A. Crystal
  • Schuyler A. Davis
  • Mona Hardas
  • Ariana Heath
  • Jessica Judson
  • Sally Kagerer
  • Katrina Khouri
  • Cleora Magee
  • Erica Miller
  • Shannon Polk
  • Anna Rosario
  • Elisabeth Saab
  • Kenyetta Snell
  • Janet Van DeWinkle

Literacy for Life

  • Marjory Raymer, Chair
  • Kathi Horton
  • Isaiah Oliver
  • Jennifer Acree
  • Jim Carney
  • Vicki Johnson-Lawrence
  • Robert Matthews
  • Kay Schwartz
  • Todd Slisher
  • Mary Lorah-Hammond
  • Jamie-Lee Venable
  • Kristina Johnston
  • Mary Beahm

Neighborhoods Small Grants

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

Community Fund Advisory Committees

Clio Area Community Fund

  • Cary Engelhart, Chair
  • Leesa Lee, Vice Chair
  • Kent Kern, Past Chair
  • Patrick McGuire, Trustee Liaison
  • Gary Barthel
  • Nicholas Belill
  • Gregg C. Carrier
  • Martin L. Cousineau
  • Shelley Hanchett
  • Leesa Lee
  • Kendra Reynolds
  • John Scott Roark
  • Bethany Slone
  • Marlene Wilson

Davison Community Fund

  • Nancy Davis, Chair
  • Amanda Snider Doren, Vice Chair
  • Chris Graff, Past Chair, Trustee Liaison
  • Eric Allen
  • Mo Aboneaaj
  • Megan Avery
  • Brian Arnes
  • Ken Duetsch, Sr
  • Michelle Edwards
  • Michael Frawley
  • Holly Halabicky
  • Connie Hill
  • Jonathon Jury
  • Kurtis McMahan
  • Jennifer Ragnone
  • Paul Snyder
  • Casey Reed
  • Amy Surles-Rosario

Fenton Community Fund

  • Edward Walterhouse, Chair
  • Tom Rupp, Vice Chair
  • Sheila Petty, Past Chair
  • Ron Stack, Trustee Liaison
  • Denise Booher
  • Keith Green
  • Tom Hufton
  • Greg Krueger
  • David Lossing
  • Bev McKenna
  • Dr. Gerianne Mulanix
  • Chad Robinson

Flushing Area Community Fund

  • Dawn Hiller, Chair
  • John Zintsmaster, Vice Chair
  • Sonya LaGore, Trustee Liaison
  • Marty Barta
  • John Boerger
  • Elgie Bright
  • Kari Hartley
  • Ed Henneke
  • Lauren Gasper
  • Justin Ham
  • Janna Jones
  • Joe Karlichek
  • Joel LaGore
  • Jane O’Dell
  • Kim Strand

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
  • Tate Marisa
  • Edward Payne
  • Art Reyes
  • Aimee Schwartz
  • Jeff Stableford
  • Joanie Towarnicky

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