Chair: 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.
Treasurer/Secretary: 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.
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.
David Breen, Market Managing Partner, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, L.L.P
David Breen is the Market Managing Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Greater Michigan (Michigan and Northwest Ohio) practice and is the U.S. Automotive sector leader. Mr. Breen’s career with PwC spans more than 34 years.
Previously, Mr. Breen was an Assurance partner in Detroit, and spent over 10 years as the Assurance leader for PwC’s Michigan and other regional practices. In addition, Mr. Breen was elected to PwC’s Board of Partners and Principals. He chaired its Risk Management and Ethics Committee and its Accounting and Auditing Committee.
Mr. Breen is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants. He serves on the Board of Visitors of the School of Business of Wayne State University and on the Board of Henry Ford Hospital and Health Network. He has served other local community organizations in addition to the Autism Alliance of Michigan.
Mr. Breen received his B.A. from Wayne State University.
Diane Chugani, Ph.D., Chief, Division of Clinical Pharmacology/Toxicology; Director, Translational Imaging Lab, Children’s Hospital of Michigan Professor of Pediatrics, Radiology and Pharmacology, Wayne State University School of Medicine
Diane Chugani, Ph.D., is Professor of Pediatrics and Radiology at Wayne State University and the Director of the Translational Imaging Laboratory at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Dr. Chugani’s lab endeavors to discover mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of autism and to both design and test new treatments based on research findings. Dr. Chugani was recently awarded an Autism Center of Excellence Network Grant award (NINDS) to continue to test a novel autism treatment.
Dr. Chugani is a member of the Scientific Advisory Boards of Autism Speaks and the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance. She was a founding board member of the International Society for Autism Research. Dr. Chugani was a member of the Brain Disorders and Clinical Neuroscience (BDCN-2) Study Section of the National Institutes of Health for 5 years. She is routinely appointed to NIH special emphasis panels, including reviews of the Conte Centers for Schizophrenia research, the Collaborative Programs for Excellence in Autism, the Brain Disorders members conflict study section, and site reviews of General Clinical Research Centers.
Dr. Chugani received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1979. She holds a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of California, Los Angeles and also completed postdoctoral training in Biological Chemistry at UCLA.
Tim Codd, CEO & President, Morgan Bradley LLC
Tim Codd is the Founder and Parent of myNutratek, 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.
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.
Lynn Ingram, Senior Executive, Communications Director, Office of Wayne County Executive
Lynn Ingram currently serves as Director of Communications for Wayne County Executive Robert A. Ficano. 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.
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.
Marn Myers, President & CEO, Judson Center
Marn Myers is the President and CEO of the Judson Center and has been involved with the Judson Center since 1986. Before her election as President and CEO in 2005, she held various executive level positions, including Chief Operating Officer. In her current role, she manages the day-to-day operations of Judson Center. She focuses on establishing and maintaining relationships with key persons in child welfare and mental health systems to insure the continuation of partnerships with both local and state governments. Ms. Myers also maintains fiscal health through responsible management of funds, contract maintenance and fund raising, and continues to build organizational capacity.
Prior to her involvement with the Judson Center, Ms. Myers was a consultant for the Michigan Department of Social Services as the Supervisor of Child Welfare Licensing from 1980-1986. Ms. Myers received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a Master’s of Social Work degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also completed continuing education courses in Strategic Perspective in Management at Harvard Business School and in Principles and Techniques of Fundraising at Lawrence Technical University in 2006 and 2005, respectively.
Ms. Myers was named Executive of the Year by the Oakland Executive Association in 2005. She serves as a board member for both the Michigan Federation for Children and Families and the Asperger’s Society of Michigan.
Joel Pearlman, CEO, Image One
Joel Pearlman is the CEO and Co-Owner of IMAGE ONE, an organization whose mission is to help corporate clients increase profitability by assessing, optimizing, and managing their internal print environment.
Mr. Pearlman also started Toner For Autism. This program gives five percent of each sale to autism-related organizations, with the intent to donate at least $1 million dollars and raise awareness of autism.
Mike Wooley, President & CEO, The Detroit Institute for Children
Mike Wooley is the President and CEO of the Detroit Institute for Children.
Before joining the DIC in 2003, Mr. Wooley was President and CEO of Brighton Hospital. He was also previously Vice President of Ambulatory Services for Providence Hospital and Medical Centers (PHMC). He has been involved with St. John’s Medical Group, Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital and William Beaumont Hospital and holds adjunct faculty positions at Oakland University and Oakland Community College. Mr. Wooley was elected as Mayor Pro-Tem in 1995 and in 1996 as Mayor of the City of Birmingham.
Mr. Wooley serves on the board of the Oakland University Foundation and is also a member of the Oakland University Executive MBA Advisory Board. His appointed memberships include the St. John Health System Strategic Advisory Council and Operations Council, and the St. John Health System President’s Council. Mr. Wooley is a member of the Michigan College of Healthcare Executives, the American College of Health Care Executives, Michigan Hospital Association, and the Legislative Policy Committee of the Michigan Hospital Association.
Mr. Wooley has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oakland University in Economics/Computer Science and a Master’s Degree in Hospital Administration from Central Michigan University.