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Our Leadership

Our Leadership

Leadership Team

Lt. Colonel John E. Turner

Divisional Commander
(Regional Chief Executive Officer)

Lt. Colonel Theresa Turner

Officer Development Secretary/Camp Administrator

Major Timothy Meyer

General Secretary and Metro Detroit Area Commander
(Regional Chief Operating Officer)

Major Timothy Pascoe

Divisional Secretary for Business (Regional Chief Financial Officer)

Major Judith Tekautz

Divisional Secretary for Program/Women's Ministries Secretary

Major Lori Meyer

Spiritual Life Development/ Community Care Ministries Secretary and Older Adult Ministries Director

Major Debra Pascoe

Divisional Secretary for Mission

Captain Jonathan Cooper

Divisional Youth Secretary

Captain Chrissy Cooper

Divisional Youth and Candidates' Secretary


John Hale

Executive Director of Development

Elizabeth Moon Carter

Executive Director of Social Services

Sharon Tatom Garcia

Senior Director of Communications

Russell Dobney

Finance Director

Christina Gallop

Corporate & Foundation Relations Director

Terri Butler

Senior Director of Philanthropy

Christina Holman

Director of Integrated Marketing & Mail

Advisory Board

The Eastern Michigan Advisory Board consists of a wide spectrum of hard-working men and women who share in the vision to transform and restore lives in the city of Detroit.

Teresa DeBastiani

Bank of America

Kurt E. Tech, M.D.
First Vice Chair

Beaumont Health

Angela Cusmano
Second Vice Chair

Dahring / Cusmano Investment Professionals

Clenetta Frazier

Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers, Inc

Thomas Callan
Finance Committee Chair

UHY Advisors

David M. Thoms

Property & Facilities Committee Chair
Varnum, LLP

Gary Marowske
Immediate Past Chair

Flame Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, & Electrical

Janet Lawson

Public Relations & Development Committee Chair
The Shepherd Group

Daniel F. Ponder

Program and Services Committee Chair
Adult Rehabilitation Center Advisory Council Chair

Ronald Marcinelli

Nominating & Board Cultivation Committee Chair
Comerica Bank

John (Jack) Ray

Planned Giving Committee Chair

John J. Latella
Capital Campaign Chair

Legacy Fantasy Sports

Major Troy A. Barker

Southeast Michigan
Adult Rehabilitation Center

Honorable Alisha Bell

Wayne County Commissioner

John Below

Bodman PLC

Eden Berdugo

U of M Board Fellow

Derek Brown

Quorum Commercial

Robert N. Brown

Programs & Services Committee, Vice Chair
Univ. of Detroit Mercy Law School

Burton W. Carlson, Jr.

Board Member

George A. Clark, Jr.

PNC Wealth Management

Jim Cunningham

Monarch Investments
Pontiac Advisory Council

Ed Deeb

Michigan Youth Appreciation Foundation

Robert B. Fair, Jr.

Board Member

Paolo Franzese

Franzese USA

Susan Keels

Royal Park Hotel

Geoffrey Gallinger

Butzel Long

Courtney Gilliam

Superior Industries

Ted Galeski

Downriver Advisory Council

Ray Gunn

CEO Wingspan Group

Mel Haggood

Nivar Property Management & Investments

Barbara Jean Johnson

Tireman Conference & Banquet Center

Anil Kapoor

National Echelon Leadership Council Chair 
Bank of America

Emily Kazmierczak

Metro Detroit Women's Auxiliary

W. Bruce Knight

Knight & Firth, P.C.

Sunita Lala

The Walt Disney Company

Jonathan Latella

GM Financial

Herman Moore

Team 84
Tackle Life Foundation

Jackson Pilutti

U of M Board Fellow

Dick Purtan

Hall of Fame Broadcaster

Percy Richardson

Great Lakes Benefit Group

Steven H. Riga

Morgan Stanley

Thomas F. Rost

R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes

Maria Salinas

Congress of Communities

Jeff Sangster

Harbor Light Advisory Council Chair
Kotz Sangster

David G. Strachan

Retired, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles General Detroit Area

Jean Stachura

Plymouth Advisory Council

Richard J. Strowger

Board Member

Judge Edward M. Thomas

American Settlement Centers

Jim Vella

Vella Strategic Philanthropy Group

Tarence Wheeler

The Wheeler Group

Jimm White

Farmington Hills Advisory Council
White Financial, LLC

Scott Wolffis

Fifth Third Bank

Nicole M. Wotlinkski

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Robert Zocco

HighNoon Promotions & Apparel

Frank Sopata

Royal Oak Corps Advisory Council

In Loving Memory
Jack Aronson

Advisory Board Member 2009-2021