Our Team

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 

 

SHARI ROGERS, PhD, President

 

Dr. Shari L. Rogers is a licensed clinical psychologist and activist. She is the founder and director of Building Relationships Inc., Spill the Honey Organization, and a trustee of The Institute for the Study of Global Anti-Semitism and Policy (ISGAP). She is the co-executive producer of Eli Inspiring Future Generations, a documentary on the important lessons learned from the Holocaust, and has been published in "Friendship and Faith, the Wisdom of Women Creating Alliances for Peace." Dr. Rogers has a long history of community activism, which includes work with AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee), AJC (American Jewish Committee), American Women's Foundation, the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit and a board member on the Michigan Psychoanalytic Foundation. Dr. Rogers also supervised therapists as a consultant at Kadima a Jewish mental health agency. She is a facilitator of various educational programs, fundraisers, lectures, and music and concerts related to promoting non-violence, tolerance, and compassion. She has worked to build a relationship with the United States Holocaust Museum and the Institute for World Justice.

 

 

BARBARA M. SWARTZ, Secretary

 

Barbara received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Boston University School of Education. Since 1971, she has been involved in a variety of educational endeavors in higher education in Massachusetts, including teaching at her alma mater. In addition, she became the Educational Coordinator for World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc. (WATCH), a non-profit organization that focuses on publicizing children's safety issues. She developed a bilingual curriculum based on the work of Attorney Edward M. Swartz and is a Trustee of the Cummings Institute of World Justice. She is on the board of overseers at the Franciscan Hospital for Children.

 

 

SHOSHANA JANER, Treasurer

 

Shoshana is a community educator, a facilitator for the Anti-Defamation League, and a full-time teacher at the Frankel Jewish Academy.. She founded and owned Avec Panache, a couture women’s boutique, and was the administrative manager for Elk Resources, an oil and gas firm where she was responsible for accounts receivables and contract negotiations. She received her bachelor’s degree at Ryerson University, as well as her teaching certification from the Toronto Jewish Board of Education.

 

 

JASON PIVOZ, CPA

 

Jason Pivoz joined Mellen, Smith & Pivoz PLC in 2007. Jason was admitted as a Member of the firm in 2014. He has both a bachelors degree in accounting and a masters degree in taxation from Walsh College. Jason uses his technical knowledge to provide full spectrum tax, accounting and business consulting services to his clients. He focuses mainly on, federal, state, and multinational tax planning and compliance. Jason works to assist clients from start-up to succession plan, from college planing to retirement. Jason has assisted clients of all sizes with advanced tax and cash flow planning, corporate formation and restructuring, personal income and estate planning, and transactional planning. Jason is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Michigan Association of CPAs, and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.

 

 

HOWARD HERTZ, Legal Counsel

 

Howard Hertz formed the law firm of Hertz Schram PC with Bradley Schram in 1979. He specializes in entertainment law and is the lead attorney for Hertz Schram's Entertainment Practice Group. Since 1976, he has represented numerous artists and entities in the entertainment field, including authors, screenwriters, recording artists, radio personalities, producers, production companies, record labels, agents, artist managers, music publishers, songwriters, and athletes.

 

 

LISA WEITZMAN, Executive Director

 

Lisa is a Founding Partner of Blue Star Global Investors LLC. Lisa has more than 20 years of national market expertise in the commercial real estate industry, with in-depth partner experience in real estate development and the capital markets. She has had primary responsibility for more than $2.2 billion in real estate transactions in all major asset classes. Her experience includes underwriting, originating, structuring and closing debt and equity financings, as well as pursuing strategic asset management solutions for assets through multiple cycles of the market and the multiple phases of an asset's progression from site development through stabilization. She is a second generation Holocaust survivor.

 

 

ALEXIS SCOTT, Media Advisor

 

Alexis Scott has a long career as a newspaper journalist, executive and visionary community leader. Currently a media consultant, she retired in 2014 after 16 years as publisher of the Atlanta Daily World, a newspaper founded by her grandfather in 1928. The paper became part of the Real Times Media family in 2012. Before ADW, Ms. Scott had a 22-year career with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Cox Enterprises, Inc., where she worked her way up from reporter to vice president/community affairs at the AJC, director of diversity at Cox. She is also a featured commentator on The Georgia Gang, broadcast Sundays on FOX 5 Atlanta. In addition, she was part of the executive team that opened the Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta. As publisher of the Atlanta Daily World, she had responsibility for its overall editorial content and general management. In 1932, the ADW, founded by W.A. Scott, II, became the nation's first successful black-owned daily newspaper in America.

 

 

 

 

HONORARY BOARD OF ADVISORS

 

 

 

DR. CLARENCE B. JONES

 

Dr. Jones is currently a Scholar/Writer in Residence and Visiting Professor at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research & Education Institute, Stanford University. In a distinguished and heralded career, Dr. Clarence B. Jones served as counsel to Martin Luther King, Jr. from 1960 to 1968 and assisted with the first seven paragraphs of the "I Have a Dream" speech. He partnered with Sanford I. Weill and Arthur Levitt, Jr. as an Allied Member of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), in the Wall Street investment banking firm Carter, Berlind & Weill, becoming the first African-American on Wall Street. Twice recognized as Fortune Magazine's Business Man of the Month, he founded successful financial, corporate and media-related ventures. He has also provided strategic legal and financial consulting services to several governments around the world including The Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Zambia. He has received numerous state and national awards recognizing his significant contributions to American society.

 

 

EDWIN BLACK

 

Award-winning, New York Times bestselling international investigative author of 120 award-winning editions in 14 languages in 65 countries, as well as scores of newspaper and magazine articles in the leading publications of the United States, Europe and Israel. With more than a million books in print, his work focuses on human rights, genocide and hate, corporate criminality and corruption, governmental misconduct, academic fraud, philanthropic abuse, oil addiction, alternative energy and historical investigation. Editors have submitted Black's work ten times for Pulitzer Prize nomination, and, in recent years, he has been the recipient of a series of top editorial awards.

 

 

DANIEL HERNANDEZ

Daniel Hernandez was the congressional intern who helped save Gabrielle Giffords life after she was shot, got a shout-out at the NJDC event. He is a human rights activist and Speaker, Advocate, Author of the Memoir They Call Me A Hero. School board member for Sunnyside District. Karaoke Aficionado. Hernandez was inspired by a teacher who was a Holocaust survivor, "I started working for a lot of older Jewish women who called themselves my yentas."

 

 

RABBI JOSHUA BENNETT

 

Rabbi Bennett has served as one of the spiritual leaders of Temple Israel, Michigan since his ordination from the Hebrew Union College (Cincinnati, Ohio) in 1994. He holds a Masters Degree of Hebrew Letters in addition to Rabbinic Ordination. Rabbi Bennett earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Champaign in 1989. Rabbi Bennett has focused his energies on Jewish youth throughout his career. Included in his resume is time spent as the Assistant Director of the Goldman Union Camp Institute in Zionsville, Indiana and as the Director of the North American Federation of Temple Youth - Ohio Valley

 

 

REVEREND DR. DEEDEE M. COLEMAN

 

Pastor of the Russell Street Missionary Baptist Church since 1999. Reverend Coleman earned a Masters of Arts Degree in Pastoral Ministry from Marygrove College in Detroit and a Doctoral Degree from The United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, majoring in Inter-cultural Communications. Reverend Coleman has been in the ministry since 1963, receiving Full Ordination to the Ministry in 1993. She received the 2007 Edwin T. Dalhberg Peace Award for outstanding work in prison ministry and reentry services to this country. The Dahlberg Peace Award is the highest award granted by the American Baptist Churches, USA; its first recipient was Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

 

DR. WILLIAM G. ANDERSON

 

Dr. Anderson was a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Osteopathic Association for twenty years where he also served as President. He is best known for his role with the Coalition of Desegregation, a civil rights movement in Albany, GA. The movement, led by Dr. Anderson, was formed in 1961 by local activists in Albany.

 

 

DR. CHARLES ASHER SMALL

 

Dr. Small is the Director of the Institute for the Study of Global Anti-Semitism and Policy (ISGAP). He is also the Koret Distinguished Scholar at the Hoover Institute, Stanford University. Dr. Small specializes in social and cultural theory, globalization and national identity, socio-cultural policy, and racism(s) - including anti-semitism.

 

 

DR. ORA MOBLEY SWEETING

 

Dr. Ora Mobley Sweeting is a human rights activist, visionary and initiator for the renaming of the Harriet Tubman Schools, Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., Malcolm X Blvd. and nationwide education decentralization.

 

 

AMY NEDERLANDER

 

Amy is the Creative Co-Founder for Spill the Honey. She has an MBA from Columbia University and is an expert in strategic business development working with some of the world's leading executives, corporations, non-profits and social impact initiatives. Ms. Nederlander is a third generation member of the Nederlander family in entertainment and is a producer.

 

 

DR. SUSANNAH HESCHEL

 

Dr. Heschel is the Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College. Her scholarship focuses on Jewish-Christian relations in Germany during the 19th and 20th centuries, the history of biblical scholarship, and the history of anti-Semitism. She is the recipient of many grants and awards including the Rockefeller fellowship at the National Humanities Center, an honorary doctorate in humane letters from Colorado College, the John M. Manley Huntington award from Dartmouth, the National Jewish Book Award and Germany's Geiger Prize.

 

 

RABBI ISRAEL "SI" DRESNER

 

Past president for the Education Fund for Israel, Civil Rights and Peace, Rabbi Dresner was "the most arrested rabbi in America" of the twentieth century. At Dr. King's request, his friend Rabbi Dresner helped organize the largest group of clergy ever arrested at one time in history, in 1962. He was recently honored by President Obama for his work in civil rights.

 

 

JAMES E. WHITE, JR.

 

Mr. White is the president and CEO of Jim White Enterprises. A multitalented individual, he has been a singer, a television broadcaster, a writer and a producer. Mr. White's book, Shoah Never Again, is a collection of poems and history of the Holocaust.

 

 

ADAM CLAYTON POWELL, IV

 

Mr. Powell was a member of the New York City Council and the New York State House of Representatives. He is responsible for passing state legislation to exempt seniors from paying rent increases. Born in Puerto Rico, he attended Howard and Fordham Universities, where he earned a law degree.

 

 

RABBI BEN KAMIN

 

National speaker on MLK and Civil Rights. Books on the subject include "Nothing Like Sunshine: A Story in the Aftermath of the MLK Assassination." Kamin launched his next book, "ROOM 306: The National Story of the Lorraine Motel," at the National Civil Rights Museum on the occasion of the 44th anniversary of MLK assassination, April 4, 2012. Kamin's tenth book, "DANGEROUS FRIENDSHIP: Stanley Levison, Martin Luther King Jr., and The Kennedy Brothers," was released by Michigan State University Press on April 1, 2014. The book was launched at the Martin Luther King Research and Education Institute, the home of the King Papers, at Stanford University.

 

 

RABBI DANIEL B. SYME

 

Lifestyle magazine's readers voted Rabbi Daniel B. Syme one of the 18 North American Jews "who will be most influential in shaping the future of the Jewish community in the '90s and into the 21st century. "The black, Jewish and Latino communities of America will create the new vision of America" said Syme who believes working together to creating a political system that works is essential. "This world, that is drenched with the blood of Jews and blacks in so many areas of globe, is testimony to the absolute necessity of all us to interact with one another, to be involved and not back off."

 

RABBI MARK GOLUB

 

Lauded by Newsweek as one of America's most influential rabbis, is recognized within American Jewry as a leading interviewer and television producer. His award-winning national program, "Shalom Television reads like a "Who's Who" on the world Jewish scene.

 

 

RABBI DR. DOUGLAS GOLDHAMMER

 

Rabbi Goldhamer received his Bachelor of Hebrew Law, Master of Hebrew Letters and Doctor of Divinity degrees from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Sir George Williams University, Montreal. His Ph.D. is in Medieval Philosophy from University of Chicago. He was born in Montreal, Canada, in 1945, and became a citizen of the United States in 2003. At his temple, Congregation Bene Shalom, American Sign Language (ASL) is used for the hearing impaired and diversity is stressed.

 

 

PASTOR JIM VICKERS, JR.

 

Reverend Vickers is a senior pastor of Ebenezer Second Baptist Church in Lincoln Heights and executive director of Valley Learning Center Inc. Reverend Vickers wants to see churches and businesses come together to make the community stronger. He has sponsored the Mountaintop Economic Development Summit and Jewish African American forums.

 

 

MAXINE DOVERE

 

Maxine is a broadcast and print journalist who was associate producer for the Barry Gray Show, and created, produced, and hosted the newsmagazines "Connections," "Lookin' Good" and Mid East Market Watch. She was a host of the English version of "Israel Today" and is guest commentator on several international broadcasts. Her writing and photographs have been widely published. She is co-author of the recently published A Return to Living, a memoir of a widow's first memorial year. She holds degrees from Douglass College (Rutgers) and Polytechnic/NYU.

 

 

DONNA CHARLES

 

Donna Charles is the CEO of MULTI-TRAINING SYSTEMS, LLC MTS has been a respected training and consulting company. MLT helps organizations in every industry achieve organizational excellence with our leadership, organization, employee, and team development services. MTS is Certified by Michigan Minority Business Development Council (MMBDC) and Women's Business Enterprise National Certification (WBENC)

 

 

CARL DICKERSON

 

Mr. Carl Dickerson, former President of the Black Business Association (BBA), initiated the first Dickerson Group of companies in 1965. Carl Dickerson is the founder and Chairman of the Board of Dickerson Employee Benefits and Insurance. Today he shares management with his two sons-in-law Tony Lee and Michael Wolff, CEO and President respectively. Carl's long career has included service on many boards and committees and he has held many prominent positions with organizations such as the Los Angeles Urban League and Town Hall Los Angeles.

 

 

BRIAN HUTCHESON

 

Brian Hutcheson aka "Hutch" uses a fresh and unique approach to his work branding, marketing, consulting and promoting artists, brands, and concepts in the entertainment and music business. Brian started his own record label in 2009 achieving national and international success. He developed his first artist, a college buddy from Detroit MI, creating a local and national buzz based out of Orlando, Fl. Brian's label, Digital Dollar Production, used an innovative approach combining classic gorilla marketing techniques with Brian's proprietary digital marketing strategy achieving success with his very first single - played on national television (MTV, BET, FUSE) as well mainstream radio (2800 BDS Spins) and spreading virally across the internet (hitting all the major blogs, ranked #1 on Reverb Nation, and achieving 2nd position on natural Google rankings through SEO (search engine optimization). In 2013 Brian moved back to the Metro Detroit are where he has been managing the video director Gerard Victor as well as working with recently signed artist Boldy James.

 

 

MARVIN TOWNS, JR.

 

Marvin Towns was introduced to the film business though his friendship with Muhammad Ali, first working as an assistant on Freedom Road. His next gig was on The Blues Brothers and he hasn't looked back. Towns' production skills have been honed through years of working on big studio films, TV shows and small independent features. He is also the producer of the Classic Cruise Extravaganza, Concours d'Elegance at Cranbrook and The Detroit Festival of Speed and Style fund-raisers held in the Metro-Detroit area.

 

 

LYSA POSTULA-STEIN, JD

 

Lysa Postula-Stein, J.D. is an attorney, community organizer and civil rights activist from Detroit, MI. For many years, she was "the only female securities attorney in Michigan," primarily representing female,elderly investors in suits against fraudulent investment professionals and the nation's largest brokerage houses. She was appointed to three, two-year terms of service on the State Bar of Michigan Standing Committee on Character and Fitness, was a Prehearing Attorney for the State of Michigan Court of Appeals, and was a long-term intern for the United States District Court in Chicago, IL. Ms. Postula-Stein is a Past President of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, was elected to the WLAM State Board of Directors for eleven consecutive years, and was integral to the organiation's evolution from advocating for women's access to the legal profession to promoting female attorneys' retention and promotion into leadership positions. As the daughter of a Jewish-American lawyer who defended African-Americans in Mississippi during Freedom Summer, Ms. Postula-Stein is a lifetime activist in Detroit’s Black-Jewish alliance and cultural unity movement.

DeVon Cunningham, an internationally known fine arts painter, whose work is in the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute

Ilene Kahan,  received the 2019 People’s Choice Award. Their work was featured in the the May 23 rd edition of the Detroit Jewish News.

 

Music Directors for Spill the Honey Foudation,

Yale Strom

Alissa “Mali” Hunter

Mali is a grammy nominated, artist, singer, yoga enthusiast and celebrity organic chef. She started her music career in Chicago on the advertising side creating music for commercials through her company Retnuh Productions

Shari Ferber Kaufman  Educators

 Shari is a child of both a Holocaust survivor and a hidden child. She will educate on her personal experiences of being a child where both of her parents are survivors. She is a community activist helping to found an organization helping children with special needs called The Friendship Circle. She is the co owner of Homedics and is a philanthropist .

Asher Crispe Executive Director of Inter-inclusion.   

He is an American Orthodox rabbi affiliated with the Chabad movement. A technology expert, futurist, and media enthusiast, he is the executive director of the Interinclusion website.

Sara Crispe Nationally Recognized Educator  a writer, inspirational speaker and mother of four, is the co-director of Interinclusion, a nonprofit multi-layered educational initiative celebrating the convergence between contemporary arts and sciences and timeless Jewish wisdom.Prior to that she was the editor of TheJewishWoman.org, and wrote the popular weekly blog Musing for Meaning.

Photographer

Maxine Dovere is an internationally published broadcast and photojournalist whose work has been published in a range of media including the New York Times, The Jerusalem Post, New York Jewish Life, the Jewish Link, the Algemeiner Journal, and in multiple media outlets through JNS (Jewish News Service) and is  an analyst on Press TV.

She worked in production of radio programs including The Barry Gray Show, the news magazines "Connections," "Lookin' Good," Mid East Market Watch, and was a host of the English version of "Israel Today." She co-authored the recently published A Return to Living, a memoir of a widow's first year.Maxine holds an undergraduate degree from Douglass College (Rutgers) and a Masters from New York University (Polytechnic/NYU)

Publicity and Music Coordinator

Lynn Orman Weiss  

Curator Lynn Orman Weiss is a photographer, print & broadcast journalist and founder of the Women of the Blues Foundation. Her show is dedicated to Koko Taylor, the Queen of the Blues (September 28, 1928 – June 3, 2009), and features over 80 photographs of ‘Blues Women’ from all ages and backgrounds who represent Blues styles ranging from Southern Soul Blues to Chicago Blues and Rock Blues. It honors these soulful singers of truth who embody the essence of the blues and the photographers who capture them.

 

 

JASON PIVOZ, CPA

 

Jason Pivoz joined Mellen, Smith & Pivoz PLC in 2007. Jason was admitted as a Member of the firm in 2014. He has both a bachelors degree in accounting and a masters degree in taxation from Walsh College. Jason uses his technical knowledge to provide full spectrum tax, accounting and business consulting services to his clients. He focuses mainly on, federal, state, and multinational tax planning and compliance. Jason works to assist clients from start-up to succession plan, from college planing to retirement. Jason has assisted clients of all sizes with advanced tax and cash flow planning, corporate formation and restructuring, personal income and estate planning, and transactional planning. Jason is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Michigan Association of CPAs, and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.

 

 

HOWARD HERTZ, Legal Counsel for Spill The Honey Foundation

 

Howard Hertz formed the law firm of Hertz Schram PC with Bradley Schram in 1979. He specializes in entertainment law and is the lead attorney for Hertz Schram's Entertainment Practice Group. Since 1976, he has represented numerous artists and entities in the entertainment field, including authors, screenwriters, recording artists, radio personalities, producers, production companies, record labels, agents, artist managers, music publishers, songwriters, and athletes.

 Legal Council for Shared Legacies Documentary Film 

 Mike Morganroth Morganroth &Morganroth,PLLC Film atty Shared Legacies Atty.

 

W. Wilder Knight II 

Pryor Cashman LLP

 

 

Honorary Board Of Advisors 

EDWIN BLACK

 Award-winning, New York Times bestselling international investigative author of 120 award-winning editions in 14 languages in 65 countries, as well as scores of newspaper and magazine articles in the leading publications of the United States, Europe and Israel. With more than a million books in print, his work focuses on human rights, genocide and hate, corporate criminality and corruption, governmental misconduct, academic fraud, philanthropic abuse, oil addiction, alternative energy and historical investigation. Editors have submitted Black's work ten times for Pulitzer Prize nomination, and, in recent years, he has been the recipient of a series of top editorial awards.

 

 

RABBI JOSHUA BENNETT

 

Rabbi Bennett has served as one of the spiritual leaders of Temple Israel, Michigan since his ordination from the Hebrew Union College (Cincinnati, Ohio) in 1994. He holds a Masters Degree of Hebrew Letters in addition to Rabbinic Ordination. Rabbi Bennett earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Champaign in 1989. Rabbi Bennett has focused his energies on Jewish youth throughout his career. Included in his resume is time spent as the Assistant Director of the Goldman Union Camp Institute in Zionsville, Indiana and as the Director of the North American Federation of Temple Youth - Ohio Valley

 

 

REVEREND DR. DEEDEE M. COLEMAN

 

Pastor of the Russell Street Missionary Baptist Church since 1999. Reverend Coleman earned a Masters of Arts Degree in Pastoral Ministry from Marygrove College in Detroit and a Doctoral Degree from The United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, majoring in Inter-cultural Communications. Reverend Coleman has been in the ministry since 1963, receiving Full Ordination to the Ministry in 1993. She received the 2007 Edwin T. Dalhberg Peace Award for outstanding work in prison ministry and reentry services to this country. The Dahlberg Peace Award is the highest award granted by the American Baptist Churches, USA; its first recipient was Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

 

DR. WILLIAM G. ANDERSON

 

Dr. Anderson was a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Osteopathic Association for twenty years where he also served as President. He is best known for his role with the Coalition of Desegregation, a civil rights movement in Albany, GA. The movement, led by Dr. Anderson, was formed in 1961 by local activists in Albany.

 Daniel Hernandez was the congressional intern who helped save Gabrielle Giffords life after she was shot, got a shout-out at the NJDC event. He is a human rights activist and Speaker, Advocate, Author of the Memoir They Call Me A Hero. School board member for Sunnyside District. Karaoke Aficionado. Hernandez was inspired by a teacher who was a Holocaust survivor, "I started working for a lot of older Jewish women who called themselves my yentas." 

 

DR. CHARLES ASHER SMALL

 

Dr. Small is the Director of the Institute for the Study of Global Anti-Semitism and Policy (ISGAP). He is also the Koret Distinguished Scholar at the Hoover Institute, Stanford University. Dr. Small specializes in social and cultural theory, globalization and national identity, socio-cultural policy, and racism(s) - including anti-semitism.

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Our Team

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 

 

SHARI ROGERS, PhD, President

 

Dr. Shari L. Rogers is a licensed clinical psychologist and activist. She is the founder and director of Building Relationships Inc., Spill the Honey Organization, and a trustee of The Institute for the Study of Global Anti-Semitism and Policy (ISGAP). She is the co-executive producer of Eli Inspiring Future Generations, a documentary on the important lessons learned from the Holocaust, and has been published in "Friendship and Faith, the Wisdom of Women Creating Alliances for Peace." Dr. Rogers has a long history of community activism, which includes work with AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee), AJC (American Jewish Committee), American Women's Foundation, the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit and a board member on the Michigan Psychoanalytic Foundation. Dr. Rogers also supervised therapists as a consultant at Kadima a Jewish mental health agency. She is a facilitator of various educational programs, fundraisers, lectures, and music and concerts related to promoting non-violence, tolerance, and compassion. She has worked to build a relationship with the United States Holocaust Museum and the Institute for World Justice.

 

 

BARBARA M. SWARTZ, Secretary

 

Barbara received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Boston University School of Education. Since 1971, she has been involved in a variety of educational endeavors in higher education in Massachusetts, including teaching at her alma mater. In addition, she became the Educational Coordinator for World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc. (WATCH), a non-profit organization that focuses on publicizing children's safety issues. She developed a bilingual curriculum based on the work of Attorney Edward M. Swartz and is a Trustee of the Cummings Institute of World Justice. She is on the board of overseers at the Franciscan Hospital for Children.

 

 

SHOSHANA JANER, Treasurer

 

Shoshana is a community educator, a facilitator for the Anti-Defamation League, and a full-time teacher at the Frankel Jewish Academy.. She founded and owned Avec Panache, a couture women’s boutique, and was the administrative manager for Elk Resources, an oil and gas firm where she was responsible for accounts receivables and contract negotiations. She received her bachelor’s degree at Ryerson University, as well as her teaching certification from the Toronto Jewish Board of Education.

 

 

JASON PIVOZ, CPA

 

Jason Pivoz joined Mellen, Smith & Pivoz PLC in 2007. Jason was admitted as a Member of the firm in 2014. He has both a bachelors degree in accounting and a masters degree in taxation from Walsh College. Jason uses his technical knowledge to provide full spectrum tax, accounting and business consulting services to his clients. He focuses mainly on, federal, state, and multinational tax planning and compliance. Jason works to assist clients from start-up to succession plan, from college planing to retirement. Jason has assisted clients of all sizes with advanced tax and cash flow planning, corporate formation and restructuring, personal income and estate planning, and transactional planning. Jason is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Michigan Association of CPAs, and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.

 

 

HOWARD HERTZ, Legal Counsel

 

Howard Hertz formed the law firm of Hertz Schram PC with Bradley Schram in 1979. He specializes in entertainment law and is the lead attorney for Hertz Schram's Entertainment Practice Group. Since 1976, he has represented numerous artists and entities in the entertainment field, including authors, screenwriters, recording artists, radio personalities, producers, production companies, record labels, agents, artist managers, music publishers, songwriters, and athletes.

 

 

LISA WEITZMAN, Executive Director

 

Lisa is a Founding Partner of Blue Star Global Investors LLC. Lisa has more than 20 years of national market expertise in the commercial real estate industry, with in-depth partner experience in real estate development and the capital markets. She has had primary responsibility for more than $2.2 billion in real estate transactions in all major asset classes. Her experience includes underwriting, originating, structuring and closing debt and equity financings, as well as pursuing strategic asset management solutions for assets through multiple cycles of the market and the multiple phases of an asset's progression from site development through stabilization. She is a second generation Holocaust survivor.

 

 

ALEXIS SCOTT, Media Advisor

 

Alexis Scott has a long career as a newspaper journalist, executive and visionary community leader. Currently a media consultant, she retired in 2014 after 16 years as publisher of the Atlanta Daily World, a newspaper founded by her grandfather in 1928. The paper became part of the Real Times Media family in 2012. Before ADW, Ms. Scott had a 22-year career with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Cox Enterprises, Inc., where she worked her way up from reporter to vice president/community affairs at the AJC, director of diversity at Cox. She is also a featured commentator on The Georgia Gang, broadcast Sundays on FOX 5 Atlanta. In addition, she was part of the executive team that opened the Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta. As publisher of the Atlanta Daily World, she had responsibility for its overall editorial content and general management. In 1932, the ADW, founded by W.A. Scott, II, became the nation's first successful black-owned daily newspaper in America.

 

 

 

 

HONORARY BOARD OF ADVISORS

 

 

 

DR. CLARENCE B. JONES

 

Dr. Jones is currently a Scholar/Writer in Residence and Visiting Professor at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research & Education Institute, Stanford University. In a distinguished and heralded career, Dr. Clarence B. Jones served as counsel to Martin Luther King, Jr. from 1960 to 1968 and assisted with the first seven paragraphs of the "I Have a Dream" speech. He partnered with Sanford I. Weill and Arthur Levitt, Jr. as an Allied Member of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), in the Wall Street investment banking firm Carter, Berlind & Weill, becoming the first African-American on Wall Street. Twice recognized as Fortune Magazine's Business Man of the Month, he founded successful financial, corporate and media-related ventures. He has also provided strategic legal and financial consulting services to several governments around the world including The Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Zambia. He has received numerous state and national awards recognizing his significant contributions to American society.

 

 

EDWIN BLACK

 

Award-winning, New York Times bestselling international investigative author of 120 award-winning editions in 14 languages in 65 countries, as well as scores of newspaper and magazine articles in the leading publications of the United States, Europe and Israel. With more than a million books in print, his work focuses on human rights, genocide and hate, corporate criminality and corruption, governmental misconduct, academic fraud, philanthropic abuse, oil addiction, alternative energy and historical investigation. Editors have submitted Black's work ten times for Pulitzer Prize nomination, and, in recent years, he has been the recipient of a series of top editorial awards.

 

 

DANIEL HERNANDEZ

Daniel Hernandez was the congressional intern who helped save Gabrielle Giffords life after she was shot, got a shout-out at the NJDC event. He is a human rights activist and Speaker, Advocate, Author of the Memoir They Call Me A Hero. School board member for Sunnyside District. Karaoke Aficionado. Hernandez was inspired by a teacher who was a Holocaust survivor, "I started working for a lot of older Jewish women who called themselves my yentas."

 

 

RABBI JOSHUA BENNETT

 

Rabbi Bennett has served as one of the spiritual leaders of Temple Israel, Michigan since his ordination from the Hebrew Union College (Cincinnati, Ohio) in 1994. He holds a Masters Degree of Hebrew Letters in addition to Rabbinic Ordination. Rabbi Bennett earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Champaign in 1989. Rabbi Bennett has focused his energies on Jewish youth throughout his career. Included in his resume is time spent as the Assistant Director of the Goldman Union Camp Institute in Zionsville, Indiana and as the Director of the North American Federation of Temple Youth - Ohio Valley

 

 

REVEREND DR. DEEDEE M. COLEMAN

 

Pastor of the Russell Street Missionary Baptist Church since 1999. Reverend Coleman earned a Masters of Arts Degree in Pastoral Ministry from Marygrove College in Detroit and a Doctoral Degree from The United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, majoring in Inter-cultural Communications. Reverend Coleman has been in the ministry since 1963, receiving Full Ordination to the Ministry in 1993. She received the 2007 Edwin T. Dalhberg Peace Award for outstanding work in prison ministry and reentry services to this country. The Dahlberg Peace Award is the highest award granted by the American Baptist Churches, USA; its first recipient was Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

 

DR. WILLIAM G. ANDERSON

 

Dr. Anderson was a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Osteopathic Association for twenty years where he also served as President. He is best known for his role with the Coalition of Desegregation, a civil rights movement in Albany, GA. The movement, led by Dr. Anderson, was formed in 1961 by local activists in Albany.

 

 

DR. CHARLES ASHER SMALL

 

Dr. Small is the Director of the Institute for the Study of Global Anti-Semitism and Policy (ISGAP). He is also the Koret Distinguished Scholar at the Hoover Institute, Stanford University. Dr. Small specializes in social and cultural theory, globalization and national identity, socio-cultural policy, and racism(s) - including anti-semitism.

 

 

DR. ORA MOBLEY SWEETING

 

Dr. Ora Mobley Sweeting is a human rights activist, visionary and initiator for the renaming of the Harriet Tubman Schools, Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., Malcolm X Blvd. and nationwide education decentralization.

 

 

AMY NEDERLANDER

 

Amy is the Creative Co-Founder for Spill the Honey. She has an MBA from Columbia University and is an expert in strategic business development working with some of the world's leading executives, corporations, non-profits and social impact initiatives. Ms. Nederlander is a third generation member of the Nederlander family in entertainment and is a producer.

 

 

DR. SUSANNAH HESCHEL

 

Dr. Heschel is the Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College. Her scholarship focuses on Jewish-Christian relations in Germany during the 19th and 20th centuries, the history of biblical scholarship, and the history of anti-Semitism. She is the recipient of many grants and awards including the Rockefeller fellowship at the National Humanities Center, an honorary doctorate in humane letters from Colorado College, the John M. Manley Huntington award from Dartmouth, the National Jewish Book Award and Germany's Geiger Prize.

 

 

RABBI ISRAEL "SI" DRESNER

 

Past president for the Education Fund for Israel, Civil Rights and Peace, Rabbi Dresner was "the most arrested rabbi in America" of the twentieth century. At Dr. King's request, his friend Rabbi Dresner helped organize the largest group of clergy ever arrested at one time in history, in 1962. He was recently honored by President Obama for his work in civil rights.

 

 

JAMES E. WHITE, JR.

 

Mr. White is the president and CEO of Jim White Enterprises. A multitalented individual, he has been a singer, a television broadcaster, a writer and a producer. Mr. White's book, Shoah Never Again, is a collection of poems and history of the Holocaust.

 

 

ADAM CLAYTON POWELL, IV

 

Mr. Powell was a member of the New York City Council and the New York State House of Representatives. He is responsible for passing state legislation to exempt seniors from paying rent increases. Born in Puerto Rico, he attended Howard and Fordham Universities, where he earned a law degree.

 

 

RABBI BEN KAMIN

 

National speaker on MLK and Civil Rights. Books on the subject include "Nothing Like Sunshine: A Story in the Aftermath of the MLK Assassination." Kamin launched his next book, "ROOM 306: The National Story of the Lorraine Motel," at the National Civil Rights Museum on the occasion of the 44th anniversary of MLK assassination, April 4, 2012. Kamin's tenth book, "DANGEROUS FRIENDSHIP: Stanley Levison, Martin Luther King Jr., and The Kennedy Brothers," was released by Michigan State University Press on April 1, 2014. The book was launched at the Martin Luther King Research and Education Institute, the home of the King Papers, at Stanford University.

 

 

RABBI DANIEL B. SYME

 

Lifestyle magazine's readers voted Rabbi Daniel B. Syme one of the 18 North American Jews "who will be most influential in shaping the future of the Jewish community in the '90s and into the 21st century. "The black, Jewish and Latino communities of America will create the new vision of America" said Syme who believes working together to creating a political system that works is essential. "This world, that is drenched with the blood of Jews and blacks in so many areas of globe, is testimony to the absolute necessity of all us to interact with one another, to be involved and not back off."

 

RABBI MARK GOLUB

 

Lauded by Newsweek as one of America's most influential rabbis, is recognized within American Jewry as a leading interviewer and television producer. His award-winning national program, "Shalom Television reads like a "Who's Who" on the world Jewish scene.

 

 

RABBI DR. DOUGLAS GOLDHAMMER

 

Rabbi Goldhamer received his Bachelor of Hebrew Law, Master of Hebrew Letters and Doctor of Divinity degrees from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Sir George Williams University, Montreal. His Ph.D. is in Medieval Philosophy from University of Chicago. He was born in Montreal, Canada, in 1945, and became a citizen of the United States in 2003. At his temple, Congregation Bene Shalom, American Sign Language (ASL) is used for the hearing impaired and diversity is stressed.

 

 

PASTOR JIM VICKERS, JR.

 

Reverend Vickers is a senior pastor of Ebenezer Second Baptist Church in Lincoln Heights and executive director of Valley Learning Center Inc. Reverend Vickers wants to see churches and businesses come together to make the community stronger. He has sponsored the Mountaintop Economic Development Summit and Jewish African American forums.

 

 

MAXINE DOVERE

 

Maxine is a broadcast and print journalist who was associate producer for the Barry Gray Show, and created, produced, and hosted the newsmagazines "Connections," "Lookin' Good" and Mid East Market Watch. She was a host of the English version of "Israel Today" and is guest commentator on several international broadcasts. Her writing and photographs have been widely published. She is co-author of the recently published A Return to Living, a memoir of a widow's first memorial year. She holds degrees from Douglass College (Rutgers) and Polytechnic/NYU.

 

 

DONNA CHARLES

 

Donna Charles is the CEO of MULTI-TRAINING SYSTEMS, LLC MTS has been a respected training and consulting company. MLT helps organizations in every industry achieve organizational excellence with our leadership, organization, employee, and team development services. MTS is Certified by Michigan Minority Business Development Council (MMBDC) and Women's Business Enterprise National Certification (WBENC)

 

 

CARL DICKERSON

 

Mr. Carl Dickerson, former President of the Black Business Association (BBA), initiated the first Dickerson Group of companies in 1965. Carl Dickerson is the founder and Chairman of the Board of Dickerson Employee Benefits and Insurance. Today he shares management with his two sons-in-law Tony Lee and Michael Wolff, CEO and President respectively. Carl's long career has included service on many boards and committees and he has held many prominent positions with organizations such as the Los Angeles Urban League and Town Hall Los Angeles.

 

 

BRIAN HUTCHESON

 

Brian Hutcheson aka "Hutch" uses a fresh and unique approach to his work branding, marketing, consulting and promoting artists, brands, and concepts in the entertainment and music business. Brian started his own record label in 2009 achieving national and international success. He developed his first artist, a college buddy from Detroit MI, creating a local and national buzz based out of Orlando, Fl. Brian's label, Digital Dollar Production, used an innovative approach combining classic gorilla marketing techniques with Brian's proprietary digital marketing strategy achieving success with his very first single - played on national television (MTV, BET, FUSE) as well mainstream radio (2800 BDS Spins) and spreading virally across the internet (hitting all the major blogs, ranked #1 on Reverb Nation, and achieving 2nd position on natural Google rankings through SEO (search engine optimization). In 2013 Brian moved back to the Metro Detroit are where he has been managing the video director Gerard Victor as well as working with recently signed artist Boldy James.

 

 

MARVIN TOWNS, JR.

 

Marvin Towns was introduced to the film business though his friendship with Muhammad Ali, first working as an assistant on Freedom Road. His next gig was on The Blues Brothers and he hasn't looked back. Towns' production skills have been honed through years of working on big studio films, TV shows and small independent features. He is also the producer of the Classic Cruise Extravaganza, Concours d'Elegance at Cranbrook and The Detroit Festival of Speed and Style fund-raisers held in the Metro-Detroit area.

 

 

LYSA POSTULA-STEIN, JD

 

Lysa Postula-Stein, J.D. is an attorney, community organizer and civil rights activist from Detroit, MI. For many years, she was "the only female securities attorney in Michigan," primarily representing female,elderly investors in suits against fraudulent investment professionals and the nation's largest brokerage houses. She was appointed to three, two-year terms of service on the State Bar of Michigan Standing Committee on Character and Fitness, was a Prehearing Attorney for the State of Michigan Court of Appeals, and was a long-term intern for the United States District Court in Chicago, IL. Ms. Postula-Stein is a Past President of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, was elected to the WLAM State Board of Directors for eleven consecutive years, and was integral to the organiation's evolution from advocating for women's access to the legal profession to promoting female attorneys' retention and promotion into leadership positions. As the daughter of a Jewish-American lawyer who defended African-Americans in Mississippi during Freedom Summer, Ms. Postula-Stein is a lifetime activist in Detroit’s Black-Jewish alliance and cultural unity movement.

DeVon Cunningham, an internationally known fine arts painter, whose work is in the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute

Ilene Kahan,  received the 2019 People’s Choice Award. Their work was featured in the the May 23 rd edition of the Detroit Jewish News.

 

Music Directors for Spill the Honey Foudation,

Yale Strom

Alissa “Mali” Hunter

Mali is a grammy nominated, artist, singer, yoga enthusiast and celebrity organic chef. She started her music career in Chicago on the advertising side creating music for commercials through her company Retnuh Productions

Shari Ferber Kaufman  Educators

 Shari is a child of both a Holocaust survivor and a hidden child. She will educate on her personal experiences of being a child where both of her parents are survivors. She is a community activist helping to found an organization helping children with special needs called The Friendship Circle. She is the co owner of Homedics and is a philanthropist .

Asher Crispe Executive Director of Inter-inclusion.   

He is an American Orthodox rabbi affiliated with the Chabad movement. A technology expert, futurist, and media enthusiast, he is the executive director of the Interinclusion website.

Sara Crispe Nationally Recognized Educator  a writer, inspirational speaker and mother of four, is the co-director of Interinclusion, a nonprofit multi-layered educational initiative celebrating the convergence between contemporary arts and sciences and timeless Jewish wisdom.Prior to that she was the editor of TheJewishWoman.org, and wrote the popular weekly blog Musing for Meaning.

Photographer

Maxine Dovere is an internationally published broadcast and photojournalist whose work has been published in a range of media including the New York Times, The Jerusalem Post, New York Jewish Life, the Jewish Link, the Algemeiner Journal, and in multiple media outlets through JNS (Jewish News Service) and is  an analyst on Press TV.

She worked in production of radio programs including The Barry Gray Show, the news magazines "Connections," "Lookin' Good," Mid East Market Watch, and was a host of the English version of "Israel Today." She co-authored the recently published A Return to Living, a memoir of a widow's first year.Maxine holds an undergraduate degree from Douglass College (Rutgers) and a Masters from New York University (Polytechnic/NYU)

Publicity and Music Coordinator

Lynn Orman Weiss  

Curator Lynn Orman Weiss is a photographer, print & broadcast journalist and founder of the Women of the Blues Foundation. Her show is dedicated to Koko Taylor, the Queen of the Blues (September 28, 1928 – June 3, 2009), and features over 80 photographs of ‘Blues Women’ from all ages and backgrounds who represent Blues styles ranging from Southern Soul Blues to Chicago Blues and Rock Blues. It honors these soulful singers of truth who embody the essence of the blues and the photographers who capture them.

 

 

JASON PIVOZ, CPA

 

Jason Pivoz joined Mellen, Smith & Pivoz PLC in 2007. Jason was admitted as a Member of the firm in 2014. He has both a bachelors degree in accounting and a masters degree in taxation from Walsh College. Jason uses his technical knowledge to provide full spectrum tax, accounting and business consulting services to his clients. He focuses mainly on, federal, state, and multinational tax planning and compliance. Jason works to assist clients from start-up to succession plan, from college planing to retirement. Jason has assisted clients of all sizes with advanced tax and cash flow planning, corporate formation and restructuring, personal income and estate planning, and transactional planning. Jason is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Michigan Association of CPAs, and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.

 

 

HOWARD HERTZ, Legal Counsel for Spill The Honey Foundation

 

Howard Hertz formed the law firm of Hertz Schram PC with Bradley Schram in 1979. He specializes in entertainment law and is the lead attorney for Hertz Schram's Entertainment Practice Group. Since 1976, he has represented numerous artists and entities in the entertainment field, including authors, screenwriters, recording artists, radio personalities, producers, production companies, record labels, agents, artist managers, music publishers, songwriters, and athletes.

 Legal Council for Shared Legacies Documentary Film 

 Mike Morganroth Morganroth &Morganroth,PLLC Film atty Shared Legacies Atty.

 

W. Wilder Knight II 

Pryor Cashman LLP

 

 

Honorary Board Of Advisors 

EDWIN BLACK

 Award-winning, New York Times bestselling international investigative author of 120 award-winning editions in 14 languages in 65 countries, as well as scores of newspaper and magazine articles in the leading publications of the United States, Europe and Israel. With more than a million books in print, his work focuses on human rights, genocide and hate, corporate criminality and corruption, governmental misconduct, academic fraud, philanthropic abuse, oil addiction, alternative energy and historical investigation. Editors have submitted Black's work ten times for Pulitzer Prize nomination, and, in recent years, he has been the recipient of a series of top editorial awards.

 

 

RABBI JOSHUA BENNETT

 

Rabbi Bennett has served as one of the spiritual leaders of Temple Israel, Michigan since his ordination from the Hebrew Union College (Cincinnati, Ohio) in 1994. He holds a Masters Degree of Hebrew Letters in addition to Rabbinic Ordination. Rabbi Bennett earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Champaign in 1989. Rabbi Bennett has focused his energies on Jewish youth throughout his career. Included in his resume is time spent as the Assistant Director of the Goldman Union Camp Institute in Zionsville, Indiana and as the Director of the North American Federation of Temple Youth - Ohio Valley

 

 

REVEREND DR. DEEDEE M. COLEMAN

 

Pastor of the Russell Street Missionary Baptist Church since 1999. Reverend Coleman earned a Masters of Arts Degree in Pastoral Ministry from Marygrove College in Detroit and a Doctoral Degree from The United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, majoring in Inter-cultural Communications. Reverend Coleman has been in the ministry since 1963, receiving Full Ordination to the Ministry in 1993. She received the 2007 Edwin T. Dalhberg Peace Award for outstanding work in prison ministry and reentry services to this country. The Dahlberg Peace Award is the highest award granted by the American Baptist Churches, USA; its first recipient was Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

 

DR. WILLIAM G. ANDERSON

 

Dr. Anderson was a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Osteopathic Association for twenty years where he also served as President. He is best known for his role with the Coalition of Desegregation, a civil rights movement in Albany, GA. The movement, led by Dr. Anderson, was formed in 1961 by local activists in Albany.

 Daniel Hernandez was the congressional intern who helped save Gabrielle Giffords life after she was shot, got a shout-out at the NJDC event. He is a human rights activist and Speaker, Advocate, Author of the Memoir They Call Me A Hero. School board member for Sunnyside District. Karaoke Aficionado. Hernandez was inspired by a teacher who was a Holocaust survivor, "I started working for a lot of older Jewish women who called themselves my yentas." 

 

DR. CHARLES ASHER SMALL

 

Dr. Small is the Director of the Institute for the Study of Global Anti-Semitism and Policy (ISGAP). He is also the Koret Distinguished Scholar at the Hoover Institute, Stanford University. Dr. Small specializes in social and cultural theory, globalization and national identity, socio-cultural policy, and racism(s) - including anti-semitism.

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Nurit Sirkis-Banks, Jerusalem

Debbie Bragman, Detroit

Lisa Chaben, Detroit

Carl Dickerson, Los Angeles

Judith G. Etkin, Detroit

Amy Folbe, Detroit

Dr. Lonnie Ford, Detroit

Rabbi Niles Goldstein, Chicago

Rabbi Felipe Goodman, Las Vegas

Pat Haron, Detroit

Ken L. Harris, Detroit

Leon Kassman, New York

Nancy Katzman, Detroit

Lori Lasday, Detroit

Julie Manning Lurz, Detroit

Ilene Kahan, Detroit

Debbie Keith, Detroit

Candida Mobley, Los Angeles

Minister Greg Philips, Los Angeles

Simah Philips, Jerusalem

Byron Pitts - Detroit Attorney

Seth Rogers, Detroit

Rachel Rosenberg, Detroit

Elaine Schonberger, Detroit

Karen Sherman, Detroit

Michelle Shapiro, Detroit

Rose Starow , Los Angeles

Dr. John Telford, Detroit

Mrs. Gayle Timmis, Detroit

Sandra Ware, Detroit

Nicole Weissman, Las Vegas

Amy Wildstein, New York

Burton Zipser, Detroit

 

Nurit Sirkis-Banks, Jerusalem

Debbie Bragman, Detroit

Lisa Chaben, Detroit

Carl Dickerson, Los Angeles

Judith G. Etkin, Detroit

Amy Folbe, Detroit

Dr. Lonnie Ford, Detroit

Rabbi Niles Goldstein, Chicago

Rabbi Felipe Goodman, Las Vegas

Pat Haron, Detroit

Ken L. Harris, Detroit

Leon Kassman, New York

Nancy Katzman, Detroit

Lori Lasday, Detroit

Julie Manning Lurz, Detroit

Ilene Kahan, Detroit

Debbie Keith, Detroit

Candida Mobley, Los Angeles

Minister Greg Philips, Los Angeles

Simah Philips, Jerusalem

Byron Pitts - Detroit Attorney

Seth Rogers, Detroit

Rachel Rosenberg, Detroit

Elaine Schonberger, Detroit

Karen Sherman, Detroit

Michelle Shapiro, Detroit

Rose Starow , Los Angeles

Dr. John Telford, Detroit

Mrs. Gayle Timmis, Detroit

Sandra Ware, Detroit

Nicole Weissman, Las Vegas

Amy Wildstein, New York

Burton Zipser, Detroit