First Step Project Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

First Step Board of Directors

PRESIDENT

Elaine Tingle, Bridgewater Interiors

VICE PRESIDENT

Katherine Fuller, United Way for Southeastern Michigan

SECRETARY

Heidi Naasko, Pro Bono and Diversity Counsel, Dykema Gossett

TREASURER

June Nicholas, HR Works, LLC

PAST PRESIDENT

Jennifer Hartke, Attorney, Lakeshore Legal Aid

MEMBER AT LARGE

Kathleen Cronin, Philanthropist

MEMBERS

  • Patrice Alexander, Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel
  • Diane Allen, Retired
  • Asandi Conner, Say It Write & Wayne State University
  • Nancy Garon, Retired
  • Jeffrey Gielniak, AVP, Facilities, Planning, Design, & Construction
    WVU Medicine
  • Vonda Grant, Grant Wealth Management Group of Raymond James
  • Larry King, Wayne County Prosecutors Office
  • Samantha Martens, Ford Motor Company
  • Jesica McCullough, Detroit Lions
  • Karen Wilson Smithbauer, President, Karen Colina Wilson Foundation

First Step Directors

  • Lori Kitchen-Buschel, Executive Director
  • Theresa Bizoe, Director of Philanthropy and Capital Projects
  • Ilene Hogan, Director of Grants and Compliance
  • Diana McDonald, Director of Employee Relations
  • Julie Meier, Director of Finance
  • Wanda Merriweather, Director of Programs