Leadership & Board2018-09-17T18:30:48+00:00

Board of Directors & Advisory Board

We appreciate the local community and business leaders who make up our Board of Directors & Advisory Board and value their thoughtful guidance of our organization.

Chairman

John C. Carter, Chairman

John C. Carter has been involved with Forgotten Harvest since 2007 and has been active in a variety of board roles over the years. He was drawn to the organization because of Forgotten Harvest’s impactful history of helping children and families in need throughout the Detroit area. John also serves on ten other boards and has previously served as Board Chairman of the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit and Judson Center, two other organizations that impact families and children in need.

John is market President of JPMorgan Chase of Michigan and has served in various management roles over a 30+ year career at the bank. He lives in Bloomfield Hills with his wife Joanne and they have two grown children.

Leadership Team

Kirk Mayes

Chief Executive Officer

Tim Hudson

Chief Development Officer

Mike Spicer

Chief Operations Officer

Cheryl R. Johnson

Chief Financial Officer

Anne Ginn

Chief Public Policy Officer

Executive Committee

John C. Carter, Chairperson

President, Middle Michigan Market
Chase Bank

Doug Busch, Vice Chairperson

Co-Owner
Busch’s Fresh Food Market

Richard DiBartolomeo, Secretary

Community Leader

Randy M. Kummer, Vice Chairperson

Community Leader

Hannan Lis, Vice Chairperson

Chief Operating Officer
Weight Watchers

Mike Murri, Vice Chairperson

VP and General Manager
WXYZ – Channel 7

Julie G. Smith, Vice Chairperson

Community Leader

James Trouba, Treasurer

Partner
Grant Thornton

Jon Woods, Vice Chairperson

Partner
Plante Moran

Board of Directors

John Barker

Managing Director, Investments
The Kresge Foundation

Derrick Coleman

Entrepreneur
President of DC Elite

John Darin

President
English Gardens

Eric Dietz

President
Commercial Relations Manager
Huntington Bank

Tim Dumond

Managing Director
KPMG

Warren C. Evans

Chief Executive Officer
Wayne County

Cynthia Ford

Community Leader

Katie Gorman

Vice President
PNC Bank

Michael Jasperson

Vice President Eastern Region
Priority Health

Tracey Kenty

HR Manager
Strategic Staffing Solutions

Matthew Lester

Founder and CEO
Princeton Enterprises

Dave McNulty

VP, Corporate HR & Global Talent Acquisition
Lear Corporation

Eileen Newell

Director of Tax
Rock Ventures

Peter Oleksiak

SVP and CFO
DTE Energy

Andrew Ottaway

EVP, Michigan Market President, Managing Director
Flagstar

Sam Rozenberg

Change Agent

Nancy Tellem

Community Leader

Margaret Trimer-Hartley

Director Corporate Communication & Corporate Citizenship
Delta Dental of MI, OH & IN

Nathan Upfal

President
Law Offices of Nathan Upfal, P.C.

Matthew Usher

President
Usher Oil Company

Lorna G. Utley

Community Leader and Interim CEO
Goodwill Industries, Maryland

Mark Wakefield

Managing Director
Detroit Alix Partners

Neal F. Zalenko

Investor & Retired owner of
Zalenko & Associates

Advisory Council Members

Mitch Albom

Sports Columnist
Detroit Free Press

Tim Allen

Boxing Cat Productions

Maggie Allesee

Community Leader

Sarkis Mark Anusbigian

President
Westborn Market

Rob Cohen

President
Advance Packaging Technologies

Keith W. Cooley

Community Leader

Ed Deeb

Founder, President & CEO
Michigan Food & Beverage Association

David Draper

Partner
The Draper Law Firm

Eric Ersher

Founder & CEO
Zoup! Fresh Soup Company

Dr. Nancy Fishman

Founder
Forgotten Harvest

Rick Foster

W. K. Kellogg Chair in Food, Society and Sustainability
Michigan State University

George Francis III

Community Leader

Joel E. Jacob

President
The Bottle Crew

Anita Jenkins

Community Leader

George G. Johnson

Managing Director
George Johnson & Company

Gary Karp

Executive Vice President
Sherwood Food Distributors

Bruce Kridler

Greenleaf Trust

Bob Olender

Chairman, DDA
Dawn Food Products

Terry Palleschi

Community Leader

Peggy Pitt

Attorney
Pitt, McGehee, Palmer, Rivers & Golden, P. C.

Kathy Reid

First Vice President
Comerica Incorporated

Leroy C. Richie (Roy)

Attorney
Lewis & Munday

Marty Shoushanian

President
Versacom, Inc.

Stephen Swartz

President
The JAR Group, L.L.C.

Harry Warner

President
Warner Petroleum Corporation

Rabbi Paul Yedwab

Temple Israel