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Business+Impact Announces the 19-20 Board Fellows and Nonprofit Partners

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.

  • Caroline Chung, MBA
  • Kaia de Bruin, MBA

Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living

The mission of the Ann Arbor CIL is to provide hope, offer support, and transform lives with dedication to the success of children, youth, adults, and seniors with disabilities at home, at school, at work and in the community.

  • Katherine Reardon, MBA

ArtLab J

Dedicated to the art of dance in the city of Detroit, Artlab J strives to create spaces where people of all ages and abilities can learn and grow through dance.

  • Claire Babilonia, MBA

Bailey Park Project

This project has become an instrumental force in the neighborhood through clean-up and social impact projects that address poverty, blight, environmental sustainability, safety, health & wellness, education, and economic development.

  • Michael DeJaegher, MBA

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Washtenaw County

The Mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationship
that ignite the power and promise of youth.

  • Ashley Humber, MBA
  • Elaina Spiekermann, MBA

Boys and Girls Club of Troy

Boys and Girls Club of Troy strives to give local youth a platform which allows them to develop into self-reliant, responsible, contributing members of the community.

  • Anna Sheehy, MBA
  • Rachel Abendroth, MBA/MPP

Center for Success Network

Center for Success unites literacy and community to empower students in the journey of education.

  • Paul Capp, MPP
  • Patrick Riley, MBA

Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS)

Since 1982, COTS has been committed to serving the most vulnerable members of the Detroit community, offering programs and services that empower people.

  • David Baker, MURP

Corner Health Center

CHS provides judgement-free, high-quality, affordable health care, mental health and supportive services to young people aged 12 through 25.

  • Louise Ashwell, MSW

Detroit PAL

In partnership with the Detroit Police Department and community volunteers, Detroit PAL builds character in young people through athletic, academic, and leadership development programs.

  • Jordan Owens, MBA

Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars

Founded in 1990, Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars is Southeast Michigan’s leading private nonprofit scholarship program providing students with the knowledge, resources, and experiences to help get them to the next level.

  • Maggie Davidson, MSI

Ele’s Place

Ele’s Place is a healing center for grieving children and teens. Four branch locations support families throughout the Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Flint and Lansing areas and beyond.

  • Keriann McLoughlin, MPP

Food Gatherers

Food Gatherers exists to alleviate hunger and eliminate its causes in our community.

  • Michael McMenamin, MBA

The Grosse Pointe Academy

The mission of The Grosse Pointe Academy is to nurture the potential of each child, allowing students to discover their unique strengths and passions in an environment framed by Christian values.

  • Kyle Hoerger, MBA

Growing Hope

Growing Hope fosters an equitable and sustainable local food system where all people are empowered to grow, sell, buy, prepare, and eat nourishing food.

  • Robert Hsu, MBA/MPH

Homeless Action Network of Detroit (HAND)

HAND’s core mission is to provide leadership to address homelessness.

  • Hariharan Ganesan, MSCM

Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor

The Kiwanis Club is dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.

  • Dorothy Yen, MBA
  • Yunhee Jung, MBA

Legacy Land Conservancy

Legacy’s mission is to secure for current and future generations a land base for nature, agriculture, fresh water and recreation in Washtenaw and Jackson Counties and beyond.

  • Sam Buck, MBA

Michigan Community Resources

Michigan Community Resources advances the missions of Michigan nonprofit organizations that serve low-income individuals and communities through pro bono and low cost legal and other professional services, organization development, and trusted guidance.

  • Katherine Thompson, MBA
  • Aloka Narayanan, MPP

NEW: Solutions for Nonprofits

NEW seeks to improve the impact and performance of nonprofits by creating high-quality strategic solutions.

  • Iman Shakeri, MBA
  • Bridget Eide, MBA

North Star Reach

North Star Reach provides life-changing camp experiences for children with serious health challenges and their families, free of charge.

  • Emily Edkins, MBA

Old Newsboy’s Goodfellow Fund

Since 1914 the mission of the Old Newsboy’s Goodfellow Fund is “No kiddie without a Christmas.”

  • John Daniels, MBA

Salvation Army of Metro Detroit

The Salvation Army is a faith-based organization dedicated to serving people in need without discrimination.

  • Joseph Ferstle, MBA


SCRAP’s mission is to inspire creative reuse and environmentally sustainable behavior by providing educational programs and affordable materials to the community.

  • Troy Mertins, MBA

SOS Community Services

SOS promotes housing stability and family self-sufficiency through collaboration, care, and respect.

  • Suraj Kandukuri, MBA


Soulidarity is building a brighter future in Highland Park with education, organizing, and people-powered clean energy.

  • Emily Osan, MSW

Ten Thousand Villages of Huron Valley 

The Thousand Villages creates opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products and stories to US markets through long-term, fair trading relationships.

  • Advika Daga, MBA
  • Gyanesh Mishra, MBA

Transportation Riders United (TRU)

Transportation Riders United is a nonprofit that has been working since 1999 to improve public transit in greater Detroit through education, engagement, and advocacy.

  • Sapna Patel, MBA

United Way of Washtenaw County

The United Way of Washtenaw County connects people, resources, and organizations together to create a thriving community for everyone.

  • J’Taime Lyons, MBA/MPP

Washtenaw Housing Alliance

Washtenaw Housing Alliance is a unique coalition of over 30 non-profit and government entities that are committed to ending homelessness in our community.

  • Connor Wakayama, MPP

Senior Fellows

  • Alexandra Husted, MBA/MPP
  • Kevin Finnegan, MBA/MPP