Wayne State University

Aim Higher

The IOG depends on the members of its Board of Visitors to connect our research and education with the community and to help us raise funds and awareness so our work can continue.

Carol Edwards – Chairman
Oakland County Schools, Retired

Barbara Kopasz – Vice Chair
Associate Vice President, Health Allliance Plan (Retired)

Lynn Alexander
Vice President of Public Affairs, Presbytarian Villages of Michigan

Bob Allison
Broadcast Host, Ask Your Neighbor radio show

Arun Anand
Retired President/CEO, Millennium Software, Inc.

Eugene Baron, MD
Ophthalmologist (Retired)     

Michael J. Damone
President, Damone Construction   

Robert W. Gillette
Chief Operating Officer, American House Senior Living Residences
Co-chair, American House Foundation

Michael Gilliam
President and CEO, Quality Home Care Services of Michigan

Georgeanne Herbert
Sr VP, Content and Community Engagement, Detroit Public TV

Lois Hitchcock
Older Adult Advocate

Ted Hitchcock
Community Volunteer

David Howell – Co-chair Emeritus
CPA, Principal, Schroeder, Howell & Trefzer, PC (Retired)

Maria AMarcantonio
Integrated Marketing & Political Specialist:  CBS Media | WWJ Newsradio 950 / Michigan News Network

Terri Murphy
CSA, President

Roger Myers
Chief Executive Officer, Presbyterian Villages of Michigan

Frances Shani Parker
Eldercare Author and Consultant, Detroit Public School Principal (Retired)

William Paskoules
Senior Services Program Director, Henry Ford Health Systems

Gene Pisha
AARP Senior Advocate for Michigan

Tom Rau
President and CEO, NexCare Health Systems

David Sengstock, MD
Program Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center

James Schuster
Certified Elder Law Attorney

Pat Simasko
Certified Elder Law Attorney

Jean Villa
Community Volunteer

John Villa
Manager, General Electric Company (Retired), Community Volunteer, La Sed



Emeritus BOV Members

Thomas Boaks
Senior Partner, Towne Centre Financial Services, Inc

Karl Gregory, PhD
Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Oakland University


Friends of the IOG

Marcia Relegea
Older  Adult Specialist, Macomb County CARE

Robert J. Bickley


Elder Law and Finance Committee Liaisons to Board

Sandy Adams, CFP
Center for Financial Planning

James Speir
Speir Financial Services, LLC