Who We AreStaff & Board of Directors

Our highly invested board of directors and our experienced staff leverage their collective leadership and regional relationships to foster collaboration and to connect resources to communities, programs, and projects in need.


Our Staff

Phil Gilchrist

Executive Director

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Angela Lenda

Program Manager

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Autumn Colombo

Social Media Coordinator

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Our Team

Board of Directors

Each member of Advancing Macomb’s board of directors has a professional or personal connection to Macomb County, and a professional or personal leadership role in the broader Detroit Region. Their mission is to provide thoughtful civic leadership to Macomb County, empower community development and provide a deeper connection to the region at large.

Brian Pilarski

Kapnick Insurance Group


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Kelly Walters

First State Bank

Vice Chair

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Mick Brody

Biewer Lumber

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Board member Lauren Brosch

Lauren Brosch

Consumers Energy

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Matt Casey

Warner Norcross + Judd

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Mark Cullen

USI Insurance Services

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David Girodat

Fifth Third Bank

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Gayle Joseph

Goodwill of Greater Detroit

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Kathleen Klein


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Kelley Lovati

Macomb County Chamber of Commerce

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Martin Manna

Chaldean Community Foundation

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Megan McCandlish

Doeren Mayhew

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John McGrath

The Monahan Company

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John Nitz

O'Reilly Rancilio P.C.

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Tomara Nolen

DTE Energy

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Jim Sawyer

Macomb Community College

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Max Schuster

Barton Malow Company

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Maria Silamianos


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Jeff Simek

RCO Engineering

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Jodi Switalski

Switalski Law

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Ellen Wood

Lipari Foods

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Stacy Ziarko

Connect Macomb

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