Rick is a hands-on, results-driven, financial management professional with over 40 years of broad experience in finance, accounting and operations. He is a proven leader in driving strategic decisions and performance with demonstrated ability to identify opportunities for growth, cost savings, and implementation of process improvements.
He is an effective listener who understands the needs of an organization and is a resourceful, enthusiastic problem-solver. Rick possesses solid leadership, communications and interpersonal skills and establishes rapport with all levels of staff and management.
In the role of CFO, Rick provides progressive financial and operational leadership expertise acquired from his extensive experience.
Rick earned a Bachelors in Business Administration from Western Michigan University and a Masters of Science in Finance from Walsh College. He is a CPA in the state of Michigan. He currently serves on the board of directors of Forgotten Harvest (Past Board Chair), Judson Center (Past Board Chair) and Judson Center and Walsh College Foundations.
Brian currently serves as Chief of Staff for the Children’s Foundation. In this role, he supports The Foundation’s strategy development, alignment, continuous improvement, and organizational development efforts.
Prior to The Children’s Foundation, Brian was a Managing Director at City Year Detroit. In that role, he communicated with and managed relationships between City Year Detroit and the organization’s largest funders including seven-figure investors like Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD), the Ballmer Group, and the state commission for AmeriCorps programs in Michigan. Those efforts led to investment renewals from the Ballmer Group and an increase in financial support from DPSCD and the state AmeriCorps agency from 2018 to 2022. He also helped lead City Year Detroit’s executive team through strategic planning processes and supported other strategic initiatives to help advance City Year’s pursuit of equity as a youth-serving, education-focused non-profit.
Brian was the inaugural Fellow at the Einhorn Family Charitable Trust (now Einhorn Collaborative), supporting all operational, programmatic, and strategic initiatives of the foundation. A proud City Year AmeriCorps alumnus, Brian served two years with City Year Washington, DC, the first in a seventh-grade classroom and the second as a Learning and Development Project Leader. Brian earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
As the Chief Officer of Strategic Partnerships and Community Affairs, Todd is responsible for enhancing The Children’s Foundation’s community relations efforts and developing strategic partnerships that lead to greater impact in The Foundation’s health need priority areas. Most recently, Todd served as Senior Director of Planning at the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit where he led the organization’s planning initiatives, agency relations efforts and special projects. Core to his work was assisting Federation’s 17 constituent agencies reach and positively impact thousands of community members in need while also identifying areas of agency collaboration. Before joining Federation, Todd worked in a variety of marketing, communications, and public relations roles supporting Rocket Mortgage, Microsoft and others. Todd holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan, and a J.D. and B.S. in Mass Communications from Boston University. Contact Todd at (313) 261-9859 or tkrieger@YourChildrensFoundation.org.
Andrew Stein joined The Children’s Foundation as President & CEO in January 2023. Andrew was drawn to this role because of the unique platform The Foundation offers to address the health and wellness of children in his home community of Southeast Michigan.
Kids have been at the center of everything Andrew has done professionally. For 14 years, he was a part of City Year, serving in a variety of leadership positions. Beginning as an AmeriCorps Member working full-time in Washington, DC Public Schools, Andrew eventually became the Executive Director of City Year Detroit, where he more than doubled the size of the organization, increasing the number of students served every day from 2,500 to 7,000.
Andrew is an alumnus of Detroit Country Day School, Michigan State University, and Georgetown Law School. He lives in Detroit with his wife and three children. He is active in the community, serving as treasurer of New Detroit, a board member of the Sherwood Forest Association, and numerous other coalitions and committees focused on children, education, and workforce development. He was the recipient of the Detroit Young Professionals Vanguard award and Leadership Detroit Class XXXVIII.
Jodi has more than 23 years of experience in healthcare philanthropy. She is serving Vice President of Operations for The Children’s Foundation. In addition to several years with the Foundation, her previous experience includes many years with the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, St. John Hospital & Medical Center and St. John Health Foundation. Jodi is a graduate of the University of Michigan, a lifelong Detroiter and a graduate of Leadership Detroit XXII. Wong is also a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and has served on numerous boards. Contact Jodi at (313) 745-5855 or JWong@yourchildrensfoundation.org