The Children’s Foundation Advisors support the Foundation’s various committees, advising on topics including finances, investments, fundraising and marketing, grants and governance.

Terry Gardner

CFO/COO, Michigan Health Endowment Fund


Gretchen Holloway

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, ITC Holdings Corp.


Marina Houghton

President of Houghton Consulting, PLC


Brian Marshall

Senior VP and Commercial Region Manager, Huntington


Amy Perlman

V. P. & Controller, ITC Holdings Corp


Dr. Seetha Shankaran

Children’s Hospital of Michigan


Leaders for Kids

Leaders for Kids is an advisory board created to support the charitable work of The Children’s Foundation. This organization of emerging leaders from southeast Michigan is passionate about the health and wellness of children in the region.

Samuel Ashley

Vice-President, Cunningham-Limp Development Company


Renee Lossia-Acho

Owner, Renee Lossia Acho Real Estate Group - KW Domain


Tom Berman

President and CEO, Nano Magic


Gregory Bockart

Executive Managing Director, Savills


Kathleen Borschke

Vice President, Strategic Accounts, iMBranded


Derek Dickow

Keynote Speaker & Executive Coach


Jordan Dizik

Attorney, The Dizik Law Firm, PLLC

Victoria Evans

Key Account Manager, Shell

Milan Gandhi

Vice President, Med-Share, Inc.


Nick Garippa

Senior Associate, Capital Markets, and Compliance, Merrill Corporation

Michael George

President and Associate Broker, GeorgeCo


Cassandra Ginopolis

RN, BSN, Henry Ford Health System, West Bloomfield Hospital Intensive Care Unit


Richard Haddad

Executive Vice President, Business Affairs & General Counsel, Pistons Sports & Entertainment


Monica Holmes


Steve Jbara

Owner and Director, Grand Rapids Gold and Jekyll & Hyde Advertising


Matthew Johnston

Global Real Estate Director, TI Fluid Systems


Nolan McNulty

Manager, Strategic Growth at Root Inc.

Victoria Morin

Managing Owner, Cryospa Detroit

Eric Porrit

Director of Business Development, Office Furniture Solutions


Kayla Varcoe-Berman

VP of Marketing, Blue Wheel


Nick Weise

Principle, Rightsize Facility

Ethan Weisman

Business Development Manager, General Development Company


Legacy Members

Ajay Chawla


Peter Ginopolis


Lorron James


Planned Giving Advisor Council

Astrid Braeuer

Private Client Services - BDO, Partner

James F. Carr, Jr.

Jon Colman

Attorney, Barron, Rosenberg, Mayoras & Mayoras

Joseph DiMauro

Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.

Dan Maidlow

Client Advisor, J.P. Morgan, Vice President

Matt Friedman

Co-Founder, Tanner Friedman


Noah Robinson

Estate Planning Strategies, Wells Fargo Advisors

Mark Smith

Chief Marketing Officer, Northwestern Mutual Troy

David Thoms

Of Counsel, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

Stephen Trudeau

Wealth Management, Trudeau Wealth Management, Sr. VP

Brendan Walsh

President and Managing Partner, Catalyst Solutions Group

Brian Young