Board and Advisory Council

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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 Dawn Asper: Monroe County
  • Howard Collens: Private Sector, Legal
  • Michelle Hodges: Private Sector, Finance
  • Commissioner Charlie Cavell: Oakland County
  • Kathy Lyall: Private Sector, Health Services
  • Commissioner Dan VanSyckel: Macomb County
  • Tom Miree: Older Adult Representative, Washtenaw County
  • Commissioner Wes Nakagiri: Livingston County
  • Hamza Osto: Private Sector, Medical/Telehealth
  • Sue-Anne Sweeney: Private Sector, Gerontology/Geriatrics
  • Barbara Turner: Older Adult Representative, Monroe County
  • Marc Zwick: Private Sector: Finance
  • Vacant: Older Adult Representative, Livingston County
  • Vacant: Commissioner, St. Clair County
  • Vacant: Older Adult Representative, St. Clair County
  • Commissioner Annie Somerville: Washtenaw County

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
  • Jyme Hager: Council on Aging, Inc., serving St. Clair County
  • Catherine Martin: UAW Retirees
  • 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

2023 Meeting Dates:

Board of Directors (All meetings start at 9:30 a.m.)

February 24
April 28
June 23
August 25
September 22
November 17

Advisory Council (All meetings start at 9:30 a.m.)

February 15
April 19
June 21
August 16
October 18
November 15

Meeting Agendas and Information

All of our board of directors and advisory council meetings are open to the public.  Please contact the Executive Services Manager at (800) 852-7795 for more information.

Upcoming Meeting Information

Board of Directors Meeting: Friday, April 28, 2023
Being held via Microsoft Teams:

Download the Area Agency on Aging 1-B April 2023 Board of Directors Agenda