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

Diane Banks

Executive Director

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Angela Lenda

Program Manager

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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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John Blanchard

General Motors


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Kelly Walters

First State Bank


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Mark Cullen

USI Insurance Services


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Tom Brisse

McLaren Macomb

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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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David Girodat

Fifth Third Bank

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Gayle Joseph

Goodwill of Greater Detroit

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Kathleen Klein

Waste Management

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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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William J. Mott, Jr.

Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital

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John Nitz

O'Reilly Rancilio P.C.

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Tomara Nolen

DTE Energy

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Jon O’Hara

Great Lakes Cremation & Burial Care

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Barbara Rossmann

Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals

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Jim Sawyer

Macomb Community College

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Max Schuster

Barton Malow Company

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Maria Silamianos

Trion Solutions, Inc.

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Jeff Simek

RCO Engineering

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Ellen Wood

Lipari Foods

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Stacy Ziarko

Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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