Board of Directors

  • Karolina Powalka

    CHAIRMAN
    Attorney at Bodman PLC.

  • Karen Ebben

    VICE CHAIRMAN
    Global Marketing Impact

  • Brooke Kircher

    VICE CHAIRMAN
    Vice President, Senior Private Banker,
    The Huntington National Bank

  • Harold Meloche

    TREASURER
    CFO of Conifer Holdings, Inc.

  • Rick Marquette

     SECRETARY
    Director of Purchasing, TI Fluid Systems
    Adjunct Professor at Oakland University

  • Christopher Bahrke

    DIRECTOR AT LARGE
    Owner of Christopher Alan Designs

  • Kate Burton

    DIRECTOR AT LARGE
    Closets by Design

  • Heather Dell

    DIRECTOR AT LARGE
    Good Company Realty Royal Oak

  • Bri Duff

    DIRECTOR AT LARGE
    Marketing Manager at Ceros (SaaS company – design studio for creating interactive digital content)

  • Sam McLeod

    DIRECTOR AT LARGE
    Attorney at Jacobs and Diemer, P.C.

  • Jodi Noding

    DIRECTOR AT LARGE
    Journalist-Detroit News

  • Marion Smith

    DIRECTOR AT LARGE
    Market Director of Wealth with JP Morgan Wealth Management & Chase Private Client

  • Ryan Husaynu

    DIRECTOR AT LARGE
    Husaynu & Plezia, P.C.

  • Maria Thomas

    DIRECTOR AT LARGE
    Senior VP of Operations at Syncreon

Board Recruitment Announcement  

 

 FAR Therapeutic Arts and Recreation, our region’s leading provider of creative art and recreational therapies for individuals with disabilities for 70 years, is seeking volunteer leaders to join its board of directors.

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Board members are actively involved in organizational governance and are expected to attend at least 6 of 9 of the monthly board meetings, participate in at least one board committee, make a personal financial contribution, raise at least $750 annually (includes personal contribution), and manage at least three donor or community partner relationships. 

 

Based on our recent review of board skills, connections, and live experiences among current Board members, we are seeking new board members who will help broaden our current board. For this reason, we encourage applications from accounting, legal, and media expertise, as well as those connected to the local workforce development agency, foundations, organized labor, cultural organizations, and advocacy for individuals with disabilities.  

 

The Board Nominating Committee is accepting applications until March 1, 2024. Please click the link below for an application. Completed applications should be submitted to Pamela Ayres at payres@FAR-therapy.org  .

Board Member Application