A Michigander through and through, Shaina was born and raised here and graduated from the University of Michigan. She is passionate about Crossfit, health and wellness, and helping other women feel their best. With Impact100 OC, she feels a sense of community and female empowerment and wants all women to experience it as well.
Lisa C. Blake has been a member of OPEIU Local 42 since 1987 when she was first hired as a dues clerk for UAW Local 1700. In 2004 she became a full-time Business Agent for Local 42 and currently is involved in negotiations of more than 60+ collective bargaining agreements. In June of 2016 Lisa was elected as an International Vice President of the Office and Professional Employee International Union. Lisa holds an Undergraduate Degree and a Master’s in Education Degree from Wayne State University which were both obtained with collectively bargained tuition reimbursement funds. Lisa has been married to her husband John for 30 years this January. She has four children whom she has encouraged to obtain higher education and help other working men and women.
Lauren Combs has a bachelors in interior design from Miami University in Ohio near her hometown of Cincinnati. Lauren moved to Detroit eight years ago after working in textile design and sales in Chicago and LA for Milliken, Knoll, and the Kohler Company. She is involved in various non-profits, most recently as an active Board member of Humble Design for the past three years. Lauren pursued her dream of becoming an entrepreneur five years ago and is the Owner of Neat Method Michigan, a national luxury professional organizing company. Lauren enjoys traveling, cooking and entertaining at her home in Bingham Farms with husband, Andy, their three children and one fur baby.
Katherine recently moved back to her hometown of Birmingham after living for 12 years in Chicago and London, UK. In Chicago, Katherine worked as a project manager and an HR and technology consultant for global firms ADP and Towers Watson. While living overseas she volunteered full time at an HIV clinic and helped plan one of the largest 5k races in central London to benefit Crisis, a London-based homeless shelter. Starting in 2013, she shifted her focus to consulting to a new set of clients – her sons Sebastian and Jackson.
Erica is Chair of the Volunteer Coordination Committee. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, and received a Masters of Professional Studies in Real Estate from Georgetown University. Erica is a commercial real estate broker at Signature Associates, the leading full-service commercial real estate firm specializing in Michigan and Northwest Ohio. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, playing sports and spending time with her husband Andrew and French Bulldog Hugo.
Ginny grew up in a farming community in Ohio and moved to Oakland County in 1986. Spending time in her second home in Baldwin County, Alabama, exposed Ginny to Impact100. The passion of the members there inspired her to become one of the founding members and inaugural president of Impact100 Oakland County. Ginny earned a BS in chemical engineering from Ohio University and an MBA from Oakland University. She worked as an engineer for over 30 years, ending her corporate career in executive management. Ginny is now self-employed as an industry consultant.
Marci Kelkar grew up in Kenosha, Wisconsin and now lives in Birmingham, Michigan with her husband and 3 children. She has her Bachelor of Science in Nursing as well as Bachelor of Arts in Theology. During her years as a registered nurse she has worked on the Burn/Trauma Intensive Care Unit at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as well as on the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at Henry Ford Hospital and at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. Marci is very active and continues to volunteer with Beaumont’s Parenting Program since 2011. She has several roles within the Parenting Program. She is a group leader as well as enjoys speaking to parent groups on various topics. In her free time, she enjoys planning events and parties and loves to entertain!
Amy is the co-founder of Impact 100 Oakland County. She also serves on the Board of Trustees at Eton Academy and chairs their strategic planning committee. Amy has her own business consulting company, Tattrie Strategies. Prior to that, Amy worked for a Detroit-based consulting firm as well as held various corporate leadership positions focusing on strategic planning, business planning, communications and governmental affairs. She has her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and graduate degree from Central Michigan University. She moved to Oakland County in 2010.
Aly Mandeville grew up in Oakland County, and lives there now–in Wolverine Lake with her husband, Brad and fur-child, Stoli. She attended Central Michigan University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication with a minor in Art. She has spent the last 6 years working for DP+ a full service Marketing & Communications Firm in Farmington Hills, where she is the Director of Corporate Planning & Culture. Before that she did catering sales and event planning for Andiamo Restaurant Group & The Matt Prentice Restaurant Group. She has entrepreneurial spirit and loves inspiring and connecting with other women. She combines those two passions in her work as a skincare consultant for Rodan + Fields. In her free time–she enjoys trying new restaurants, travel, fashion and volunteering! Aly has been a member of Impact100 Oakland County since its inception and has volunteered with the External Communications team managing the organization’s social media platforms. She’s excited about an opportunity to join the Board of Directors in 2018.
Kim holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois and an MBA from DePaul University. She spent about 20 years working in progressive finance roles in the Automotive industry. Kim moved to Oakland County in 2014 from the Chicago area, and recently welcomed her first child. She holds a key role on the finance committee for Angels of Hope (a Family Cancer Foundation) and serves as Vice President for the Birmingham Bloomfield Newcomers Club. She is thrilled to have been a part of the Impact 100 Oakland County Finance Committee for the last two years. Kim resides in Birmingham with her family and her beloved golden retriever.
A Metro Detroit native, Emily recently moved back to Michigan after twelve years away. Emily holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Purdue University and has spent her career in the Consumer-Packaged Goods industry in various sales and analytics roles. Emily’s desire to effective positive change on her local community drew her to Impact100 Oakland County. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and, in the summer, boating and swimming. Emily resides in Birmingham with her husband and two young children.
Colleen was born and raised in Michigan. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Ross School of Business with a bachelor of Business Administration. Currently, Colleen runs a private hedge fund, leading equity research and portfolio management and is also the treasurer of Impact 100 Oakland County. Outside of work, she enjoys running and spending time with her family. Colleen is happily married to Kyle and has three energetic boys, Parker, Cooper and Colin.
Mary Pat is a graduate of Michigan State University and T. M. Cooley Law School. She has been a member of the law firm of Charfoos and Christensen, P.C., for over 28 years and a member of the Inns of Court. Presently, Mary Pat sits on the Cranbrook Schools Board of Governors. She is past chair of their Development Committee, overseeing all school fundraising efforts and the Cranbrook Horizons Upward Bound Development committee. Mary Pat is also a coach to middle school boys in track and cross country, a photographer and the current president of Impact100 Oakland County.
Jennifer is a Michigan native; she was raised in Birmingham with a love of adventure traveling, wilderness exploration and number crunching. As a partner in her wealth advisory firm, Jennifer uses her drive and passion as a Certified Financial Planner™ professional and Wealth Management Consultant to customize personal planning to help launch her clients’ financial dreams into reality. She joined Raymond Financial Services in 2006 and has been partnered with them ever since. Jennifer is married to Marco, her husband of 17 years, whom she met while playing rugby for the Detroit Rugby Football Club. When she’s not in the office, she can be found at her Buddhist temple, backpacking, skiing, running half-marathons, kayaking, fly-fishing, and reading voraciously.
From Milwaukee by way of Chicago, Rosanne and her husband of nine years, Howie, are recent newcomers to Oakland County and have settled down in Franklin, MI. Raised outside of Springfield, IL, Rosanne graduated in 2008 with a B.S. in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Over the last 11 years, Rosanne has worked in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry as a specialist in building design software/technology. Dedicated to helping the AEC industry “Imagine, Design, and Create a Better World,” Rosanne is Customer Success Manager for California-based tech innovator Autodesk, where she employs technology and data analytics to help her engineering customers transform their business practices. In her free time, Rosanne enjoys planning family vacations, playing with her two children Huette and Remy, playing competitive kickball and practicing yoga.
Danielle has 15 years’ experience in marketing communications, having worked in the finance, healthcare, technology and nonprofit industries. She is the Director of Make Food Not Waste, an initiative to reduce the amount of food that goes to waste in the home. An avid supporter of environmental and social justice issues, she is active in local and national environment and food access projects. Danielle holds an MBA from Wayne State University and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan. She lives in Birmingham with her husband and two children.
Tracy grew up in Peoria, Illinois and later moved to Chicago and then Washington DC for undergrad and graduate school. In the last twenty years she has worked as an editor, college instructor, writer and a nonprofit executive director. Tracy and her husband and daughter moved to Michigan in early 2018 from Springfield, Illinois. She’s excited to be a part of Impact100 and serves as Co-chair of the Grant Committee.