Board of Trustees

Chairman: David Meador, Executive Vice President & CFO, DTE Energy Company

David Meador is the co-founder of the Autism Alliance of Michigan and the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of DTE Energy. At DTE, Mr. Meador’s responsibilities include investor relations, treasury, business taxes, and financial forecasting, accounting, and corporate services. Also, he oversees the supply chain management facilities, fleet, warehousing functions, and continuous improvement functions.

Previously, Mr. Meador served in various financial and accounting positions at Chrysler Corporation for 14 years, and was an auditor with Coopers & Lybrand before he began his career at DTE Energy in 1997 as Vice President and Controller.

Mr. Meador has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration from Wayne State University. In addition, he is a Certified Public Accountant and member of the MACPA, AICPA, FEI, and Corporate Executive Board.

Mr. Meador was named 2008 CFO of the Year for Large Public Companies by Crain’s Detroit Business. He was also DTE Energy’s representative as a founding member of the Society of Organizational Learning based in Cambridge, Mass. led by Peter Senge. Mr. Meador serves on the Board of Directors of Landauer, Inc., The Detroit Institute of Arts, and the Hudson-Webber Foundation. He is a member of the Investment Committee of the Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan.

Treasurer/Secretary: Debora Matthews, CEO, The Children’s Center

Debora Matthews is the CEO of The Children’s Center. She began her career with the Children’s Center in 1987 as the Finance Director. In 1988, Ms. Matthews left this position to embark on a career in management and finance at Co/op Optical Visions Designs as the CFO. During this 17-year long career, Ms. Matthews continued to volunteer at the Children’s Center. She served as Treasurer of the Board from 1993-1996 and as Board President from 2002-2005. She rejoined the staff in 2005 as its COO.

Prior to her involvement with The Children’s Center, Ms. Matthews worked at Plante & Moran as a Staff Accountant, as Chief Accountant for the Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc. and as the Associate Executive for Finance for the YWCA of Metropolitan Detroit.

Ms. Matthews is member of the NAACP, a founding member of the Abundant Life Christian Center, serves as president and CEO of Christian Accounting Services, Inc., and is a member of the National Association for Female Executives.

She holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan.

Laura A. Athens, Attorney and Mediator

Laura A. Athens is an attorney, mediator and arbitrator in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Her practice focuses primarily on education law and disability rights. She provides legal representation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services in disputes concerning eligibility for special education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, evaluation, appropriate placement and services, behavioral intervention and student discipline. Ms. Athens also serves as legal counsel in matters involving preschool, private school, and university students seeking accommodations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act or the Americans with Disabilities Act. She has served as a Hearing Officer in special education due process hearings and in vocational rehabilitation matters for the Michigan Department of Career Development Rehabilitation Services. She continues to mediate special education, vocational rehabilitation, guardianship and disability rights cases.

As an Adjunct Professor at Wayne State University Law School, Ms. Athens taught education law, health law and bioethics. Ms. Athens also taught Legal Research and Writing at Washington University School of Law. She is an associate of Professional Resolution Experts of Michigan, LLC (PREMi) and has served on the State Bar of Michigan Alternative Dispute Resolution Council. Ms. Athens has published numerous articles on education law and ADR issues and frequently lectures on school-related issues.

Jim Berline, BERLINE, Agency Chairman

Jim Berline is the co-founder of BERLINE, an advertising, marketing, and digital communications agency in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Previously, Mr. Berline was a VP at Campbell-Ewald, a Senior VP at Y&R, and an Executive VP and member of the Board of Directors at BBDO.

Mr. Berline has extensive involvement in the business and civic community. He was the President of the Adcraft Club of Detroit and was President and a member of the Global Board of Directors of MAGNET (Marketing and Advertising Global Network). He was a member of the Founder’s Society of the Detroit Institute of Arts and was also a member of the Board of Directors of Operation ABLE. Mr. Berline was formerly Chairman of the Board and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan. He was a member of the Board of Directors and a Trustee of the Michigan Opera Theater. Mr. Berline also serves currently as the Vice Chairman of the Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan and is on the Board of Trustees of the Detroit Science Center. He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee of CATCH.

Mr. Berline graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Economics and received his M.S. in Marketing from the University of Illinois. He attends the Harvard Business School CEO Program annually.

Tim Codd, CEO & President, Morgan Bradley LLC

Tim Codd is the Founder and Parent of My Nutratek, LLC, a multi-dimensional, web-based platform that tracks and responds to an individual nutritional choices, fitness activities and sleep patterns. He is also the Founder and CEO of Kaizen Logistics Services LLC, a full-service integrated military logistics support provider. He is also Chief Executive Officer and President of Morgan Bradley, LLC, a minority-owned IT management and consulting firm headquartered in Michigan. Morgan Bradley specializes in health care interoperability, transactions, and the management of data. He has over 25 years of executive experience in the healthcare industry.

Mr. Codd has devoted himself to many community organizations, including the Random Acts of Kindness, Center for Exceptional Families, Cleary University, Michigan Technological University, American Red Cross. Tim and his wife Lisa live in Brighton and are proud parents of five children.

Stephen D’Arcy, Partner, Quantum Group LLC

Stephen D’Arcy is the co-founder of the Autism Alliance of Michigan and its Chairman of the Board of Trustees. He recently retired from his position as global automotive sector and advisory leader for PricewaterhouseCoopers and celebrates a career with the firm that lasted more than three decades. In his position at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mr. D’Arcy was responsible for the firm’s multidisciplinary services to major automotive companies around the world and for the overall development of the practice which generates nearly $1 billion in annual fee income. He has worked with PwC partners and clients in Western Europe, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, and the United States.

Since 2006, Mr. D’Arcy has served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Detroit Medical Center and has served as a Trustee since 1994. Mr. D’Arcy has dedicated himself to many other nonprofit organizations, including the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Hudson-Webber Foundation, and the Citizens Research Council of Michigan. In addition, he is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, and is on the Visiting Committee of the Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics.

Mr. D’Arcy holds a B.B.A. from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Bruce Dall, Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration/CFO, MotorCity Casino Hotel

Bruce Dall, a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting in December of 1985 at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Nevada.  He began working in the field of accounting and finance as an Auditor with the Grant Thornton organization in 1986. Mr. Dall worked in this capacity at both the Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and Los Angeles, California locations.  In 1988 he embarked on his current career path with a five-year post at Caesars World, Inc. in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mr. Dall began his tenure at Caesars World, Inc. in August, 1988 as a Senior Internal Auditor and was ultimately promoted to Director of Internal Audit.   As Director of Internal Audit he was responsible for coordinating and supervising gaming compliance audits, operational and IS audits.  With valuable casino experience, he then accepted a position at ITT Sheraton which lead Mr. Dall to the title of Controller in 1995 at the Desert Inn.  In this position he accomplished increased efficiency of departments by integrating systems to eliminate redundant input and reducing non-value added services.

In April of 1996 he became Controller of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.  In December of 1997 he was promoted to Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Hotel/Casino where he managed the entire financial operations and SEC reporting for the casino.

He joined Greektown Casino in July, 1999 as the VP of Finance.  In March 2004, he was promoted to Assistant General Manager and Chief Financial Officer.  In that capacity, he was additionally responsible for day to day operations.

On December 26, 2006, Mr. Dall joined MotorCity Casino as the Chief Financial Officer where he is responsible for financial operations and SEC reporting.  In January, 2011 he became Senior VP of Finance and Administration/CFO.  This includes responsibility for daily operations of Security, Engineering, Internal Maintenance, and Purchasing.

While living in Nevada, he became the Chairman of the Nevada Chapter of the March of Dimes and served in that capacity for 3 years.  He currently is involved in Scouting through Pack 34 where he is a Webelo Den leader and Treasurer for the Pack.  He serves in the capacity as the Sunrise District Financial Chair of the Great Lakes Council.

Ron Hodess, Principal, Miller Canfield; Board member, Friendship Circle

Ron Hodess is the Practice Group Leader of the Real Estate Group for Miller Canfield, where he often works on complex multi-jurisdictional real estate and construction projects. His expertise includes real estate finance, construction law, commercial leasing, and commercial development. Mr. Hodess lives in West Bloomfield with his wife Sue and two sons, Jay and Andy.

Mr. Hodess’ professional activities include the American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section; Construction Law Forum, the State Bar of Michigan, past Chair, Special Committee on Construction Law; Real Property Law Section and the Oakland County Bar Association, Real Estate Section. In addition to being recognized in the Chambers USA Attorney Guide, Mr. Hodess has received honors from Best Lawyers in America and Michigan Super Lawyers.

Mr. Hodess is also involved in a variety of community organizations. He serves on the Executive committee of the Board of Directors for The Friendship Circle and is past Co-chair, Annual Fundraiser for the Autism Society of America, Oakland County Chapter. Mr. Hodess is also Co-Leader for Autism Insurance in Michigan (AIM). He is past Board of Directors for both JARC (Jewish Association for Residential Care) and Jewish Community Council.

Cameron D. Hosner, President & CEO, Judson Center

Information coming soon!

Lynn Ingram, Attorney, Communications Manager, State Bar of Michigan

Lynn Ingram currently serves as the Program Development & Communications Manager for the State Bar of Michigan. An attorney by trade, Ingram is also the former Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of Michigan Lawyers Weekly. He has a nephew with autism and became passionate about the cause after learning about the challenges faced by families dealing with this disability.

Ingram was instrumental in developing the partnership between Wayne County and the Autism Alliance of Michigan, which has already resulted in greater delivery of services to County residents. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of Toledo College of Law. He and his wife live in Plymouth and are the proud parents of three children.

 

Amy Matthews, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology, Grand Valley State University; Director, START

Amy Matthews is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Grand Valley State University. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Binghamton University in 1998.

Dr. Matthews teaches courses related to childhood disabilities, including an autism practicum that involves direct experience working with children with autism, and courses for ACE, the Autism Collaborative Endorsement Program.

Dr. Matthews is the Director of the Statewide Autism Resources and Training Project (START) funded by the Michigan Department of Education. START provides opportunities for training, technical assistance, and collaborative networking to educational professionals and families to more effectively support students with ASD in schools and their community.

Dr. Vasilios Moutzouros, Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgeon at Henry Ford Hospital

Bill Moutzouros MD is a resident of Northville, MI and an Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgeon at Henry Ford Hospital. He was born and raised in Chicago, IL. He attended Loyola University Chicago for college and majored in Biology. There he graduated with Honors in just 3 years’ time. He went on to medical school at Loyola-Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, IL. He graduated with honors and as a member of the prestigious AOA honor society.

Dr. Moutzouros then moved to Boston where he completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Tufts/New England Baptist Hospital. He then completed an Orthopedic Sports Medicine fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic.

Currently, Dr. Moutzouros is on staff at Henry Ford serving as a Sports Medicine Specialist, as well as the Residency Program Director leading his group of 30 residents. He serves as the Team Physician for the Detroit Lions and Detroit-Country Day School.

Lisa Price, President, Board of Directors, Jack’s Place for Autism

Lisa Price is co-founder of the Jack’s Place for Autism Foundation, along with husband and co-founder Jim Price, Detroit Tigers broadcaster and catcher for the 1968 World Series Champion Detroit Tigers. Jack’s Place is named after their son, Jackson, who was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in 1998.

Born of their struggle to find resources, programs and support for their son, Jack’s Place is dedicated to helping families cope with the everyday challenges of autism. It provides support groups, seminars, workshops and counseling for families; a referral network to locate qualified health care specialists familiar with autism; and camp activities for autistic children and adults.

In total, Jack’s Place has helped over 7,500 participants in metropolitan Detroit through sponsored programming, scholarships and outings. In addition, Jack’s Place has raised autism awareness in metro Detroit through eight annual Autism Awareness Days at Comerica Park.

Jack’s Place has raised $2.9 million with the generous support of many prominent businesses and organizations including: the Detroit Tiger organization, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Lions, Detroit Pistons, UAW, General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Local 4 WDIV Detroit, Meijer, Quicken Loans, Rock Financial and The Private Bank.

Mrs. Price is also an award-winning Interior Designer, serving clients in Georgia, New Jersey, California, Minnesota, Texas, Florida and Metro Detroit for 27 years.

 

 

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