OUR TEAM

Each member of our executive leadership team is highly decorated for his or her expertise, record of service, and community commitment.

Southwest Solutions has four boards.
There is an overall corporate board and
boards for the three corporate divisions:
Southwest Counseling Solutions
Southwest Housing Solutions
Southwest Economic Solutions.

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“Southwest Solutions has earned a national reputation as a leading provider of human services and as a model of community and economic development. We are also known for our cutting-edge and strategic thinking. We have been named a ‘Best Managed Nonprofit’ by Crain’s Detroit and received a “Reinventing Michigan” award from the Governor. We are committed to excellence, innovation and efficiency in every aspect of our organization and programs.”
– Seth Lloyd, Chair of the Southwest Solutions Board

 

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM

  • John Van Camp, President and CEO
  • Michelle Sherman, Chief Operating Officer
  • Stephen Ragan, Senior Vice President for Development & External Relations
  • William Ward, Executive Director of Southwest Counseling Solutions
  • Timothy Thorland, Executive Director of Southwest Housing Solutions
  • Hector Hernandez, Executive Director of Southwest Economic Solutions
  • Robert O’Brien, Senior Vice President for Development & Public Affairs

SOUTHWEST SOLUTIONS CORPORATE BOARD

  • Seth Lloyd, Chair
  • Duane M. Lewis, Vice-Chair
  • Mary Zatina, Secretary
  • Brad Critchfield
  • Luis Garcia
  • Janet Lawson
  • Milton Mack
  • Daniel M. Share
  • Olga Stella
  • Michelle Tanzey
  • Buzz Thomas
  • DeWayne Wells

SOUTHWEST COUNSELING SOLUTIONS BOARD

  • Michelle Tanzey, Chair
  • Stephanie Miller, Vice-Chair
  • Dorothy Pugh, Second Vice-Chair
  • Doris Patrick, Secretary
  • Maria Ibarra-Frayre
  • David  Ippel
  • Mark Lezotte
  • Mary Naoum
  • Dorlester Sharp
  • Joseph Tasse
  • Rickey Wright

SOUTHWEST HOUSING SOLUTIONS BOARD

  • Olga Stella, Chair
  • Alicia Diaz, Vice-Chair
  • Vanessa Johnson, Secretary
  • Gehad Alawan
  • Kathryn Brennan
  • David Esparza
  • Albert Fields
  • Juanita Hernandez
  • Norma Huizar
  • Steven Kosuda
  • Shani Penn
  • Terrence Pryor

SOUTHWEST ECONOMIC SOLUTIONS BOARD

  • Luis Garcia, Chair
  • Steven Kosuda, Vice Chair
  • Niles Heron, Secretary
  • Lori Bahnmueller
  • Pierre Baton
  • Nydia Cardenas
  • Ahmad Ezzeddine
  • Stephen Figliuolo
  • Christopher Lezovich
  • Ashley McLeod
  • Linda West

BOARD OF ADVISORS

  • Nancy Schlichting, Chair
  • JoAnn Chavez
  • Linda Forte
  • Noelle Gill
  • Ron E. Hall, Jr.
  • Dino Magdos
  • S. Evan Weiner

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