You are here

MCWT Leadership

Our organization is powered by an energetic and forward-thinking team that primarily consists of volunteers who are working full-time jobs, raising families, and have a passion for improving the state of Michigan. As we have grown we have added a 3 full-time employees and a few contract employees. 

Our board of directors provides overall decision-making for the organization along with setting the vision for the organization. We also receive support from our advisory board members and chief mission officers who provide strategic oversight and sponsorship of the organization as a whole. Representing organizations from Fortune 100 companies to start-up businesses, these companies provide perspectives that benefit everyone with a stake in MCWT’s success.

Our executive director and staff support work to ensure success and quality in everything the organization does.

Board of Directors / Advisory Board / Chief Mission Officers


Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of MCWT is responsible for setting the vision and strategy for the council and its foundation, as well as creating and executing plans and programs to ensure achievement of objectives.

President 
Rebecca Bray Bio 
Epitec

Vice President 
Jane Sydlowski Bio 
AMI Strategies


Treasurer 
Bruce Brown


Secretary 
Karen Schankin 
General Motors


Director
Michelle Billingsley
Visiant Health
Director
Jennifer Charters Bio 
Ally


Director
George S. Fish
Young Basile


Director
Linda Mitchell Bio 
Microsoft


Director
David Decker Bio
Director
Grace Hansen Bio
Director
Tracy Ann Palmer
Director
Karen Piurkowski
Lisa Wetzen
Member at Large
Lisa Wetzen Bio 
Ford

 

Back to Top

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is responsible for strategic oversight and for supporting sponsorship of the organization as a whole as well as events and membership from within their own organizations.

John Bonapace Bio 
Board Co-Chair

Jill Maiorano 
Bio Cisco 
Board Co-Chair
Carey Pachla Bio 

Mark Banbury Bio
Nutanix
Coleen Borgia Bio
Accenture
Sharon Doss
FCA
Tamara Faber-Doty Bio
Consumers Energy

Tony Hollamon 
Bio Epitec Inc.

Kathy Garchow Bio
Jackie Knittel
Fast Switch 
Linda Kopchia Bio
General Motors
Stephen Lang
TD Ameritrade 
Amy Luke Bio
General Motors
Sudha Potukutchi
Bio   STG

Vishaka Radia Bio
Executive Search Partners
Aaron Rajda  
Ford Motor Company

Justine Sesko
Credit Acceptance Corporation


Jay Roberts Bio
Cisco

Renu Pandit Bio
Deloitte

Hannah Schneider

Rajani Sinha
Fiat Chrysler


Rhonda St. John-Hamborsky
Bio AT&T


Rebecca Steel Bio

Paul Warburton Bio

Sucheta Walimbe Bio Ford


Anup Popat Bio 
STG

 

 

Mission Task Force and Chief Mission Officer(s)

K - 8
May Russell

High School
TBD

University
Judy Asher

Early Career
Amy Luke and Heather Michalak

Mid-Late Career
Maru Flores and Karlene Patterson

Member Stewardship
Ellece Campbell

Marketing & Communications
Becky Price

Events
Kathryn Lehman

Fund Development
Kim Cross

Metrics
Paula Walworth

Click here for more information.

Back to Top