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Board and Advisory Council

The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B) is governed by a board of directors. The board includes aging network and health industry leaders from across the six-county region that the AAA 1-B serves. An appointed commissioner and an older adult representative from all six counties also sits on the board. Our advisory council provides input and direction on the various initiatives of the AAA 1-B and consists primarily of older adults, service providers and professionals in the aging network. Meetings of the both AAA 1-B Board of Directors and Advisory Council are open to the general public. For more information, please contact the Executive Services Manager at (800) 852-7795.


Board Leadership

Jeff Chang, Chair
Chang is CEO of a custom software development company with a focus on health information technology for public mental health systems.

Chang, an attorney who has a bachelor’s degree in public health, joined the AAA 1-B Board in 2018. He is excited to be a part of the agency as it grows and develops innovative new programs to help surround seniors with the supports they need to live the most fulfilling and satisfying lives possible.

 


Sandra Hann, 1st Vice Chair
Hann joined our board of directors in 2010, the year she retired from Macomb County Senior Services as Senior Resource Advocate. In that role, Hann helped homebound seniors apply for services through federal, state and local programs.

Hann is a licensed professional counselor. For 10 years, she owned and operated The Self Center, LLC, a practice in Shelby Township that assisted indigent and other at-risk populations.

 


Ron Borngesser, 2nd Vice Chair
Borngesser joined the board in 2018. Before he retired in 2017, Borngesser served as CEO of Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency for 19 years, managing a $40 million budget and 400 employees. During that time, he worked closely with
AAA 1-B on advocacy issues important to seniors, including grandparents raising grandchildren. Borngesser had been with OLHSA since 1974.

He also serves on the board of Community Network Services. He has served as board president for United Way of Oakland County, Michigan Community Action Association, the American Cancer Society and Pontiac Rotary Club.


Kelli Dobner, Secretary
Dobner, who joined the AAA 1-B Board of Directors in 2018, is chief advancement officer at Samaritas, one of Michigan’s largest private nonprofits. The organization serves children in foster care, seniors, women, people with disabilities and refugees throughout Michigan.

Being a part of AAA 1-B means being part of the collective energy serving seniors, she says. “AAA 1-B is phenomenal in the execution of service, the innovation, and the team behind making it happen. It’s something I wanted to be a part of.”

Dobner joined Samaritas three years ago and boosted fundraising by nearly 50% in a year. She formerly worked at the Judson Center and the American Diabetes Association.  She holds a master’s degree in communications from Wayne State University.


Additional Board Members

  • Commissioner Jorja Baldwin: St. Clair County
  • Howard Collens: Private Sector, Legal
  • Terese Gainer: Older Adult Representative, Livingston County
  • Commissioner Kate Lawrence: Livingston County
  • Commissioner Penny Luebs: Oakland County
  • Kathy Lyall: Private Sector, Health Services
  • Commissioner Jason Maciejewski: Washtenaw County
  • Tom Miree: Older Adult Representative, Washtenaw County
  • Commissioner Bob Smith: Chair, Macomb County Board of Commissioners
  • Sue-Anne Sweeney: Private Sector, Gerontology/Geriatrics
  • Barbara Turner: Older Adult Representative, Monroe County
  • Commissioner Jason Turner: Monroe County
  • Marc Zwick: Private Sector:  Finance

Advisory Council Members

  • Daniel Sier, Chair: Older Adult Representative, Macomb County
  • Jeff Chang, Ex Officio
  • Dr. Ruth Dunkle: University of Michigan School of Social Work
  • Gloria Edwards: Older Adult Representative, Washtenaw County
  • Steve Faine: Older Adult Representative, Oakland County
  • Jim Forrer: Helping Angels Charity
  • Jyme Hager: Council on Aging, Inc., serving St. Clair County
  • Catherine Martin: UAW Retirees
  • Floreine Mentel: Older Adult Representative, Monroe County
  • Vanessa Metti: Excellacare, Inc.
  • Christina Murray: Veterans Administration
  • Dr. Joseph Sucher: Older Adult Representative, Oakland County
  • Mark Swanson: Older Adult Representative, Livingston County
  • Carol Weidenbach: Older Adult Representative, Macomb County
  • Tom Zaremba: Older Adult Representative, Macomb County

Meeting Schedules, Agendas and Minutes

All of our board of directors and advisory council meetings are open to the public. You can view our full list of 2020 Area Agency on Aging 1-B Board of Directors and Advisory Council Meeting Dates. Please contact the Executive Services Manager at (800) 852-7795 for more information.

Agendas and Meeting Minutes

AAA 1-B Board of of Directors Meeting Agenda June 2020
Due to COVID-19 requirements for physical distancing, this will be a Telephonic Meeting. You can dial in using your phone.
Dial-in Number: +1 (630) 869-1015
Access Code: 252-604-143

AAA 1-B Advisory Council Agenda June 2020
This meeting will be held by phone.
Dial-in phone number: +1 (630) 869-1015 ; Access Code: 252-604-143

Board of Directors Meeting Agenda April 2020
AAA 1-B Advisory Council Agenda April 2020
February 2020 AAA 1-B Board of Directors Meeting Agenda