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.


“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

  • Michelle Sherman, Chief Operating Officer
  • Hector Hernandez, Executive Director of Southwest Economic Solutions
  • Timothy Thorland, Executive Director of Southwest Housing Solutions
  • Joseph Tasse, CEO

SOUTHWEST SOLUTIONS CORPORATE BOARD

  • Seth Lloyd, Chair
  • Stephanie Miller, Vice-Chair
  • Ron Rose, Secretary
  • Daniel M. Share, Treasurer
  • Duane Lewis, Governance Chair
  • Brad Critchfield
  • Albert Fields
  • Vanessa Johnson
  • Steve Kosuda
  • Janet Lawson
  • Mark Lezotte
  • Chris Lezovich
  • Milton Mack
  • Aleksandra Miziolek
  • Doris Patrick
  • Terrance Pryor
  • Olga Stella
  • Joseph Tasse
  • DeWayne Wells
  • Linda West

SOUTHWEST COUNSELING SOLUTIONS BOARD/COMMITTEE

  • Stephanie Miller, Chair
  • Mark Lezotte, Vice Chair
  • Doris Patrick, Secretary
  • Darryl Evans
  • David  Ippel*
  • Dorlester Sharp*

SOUTHWEST HOUSING SOLUTIONS BOARD/COMMITTEE

  • Albert Fields, Chair
  • Terrence Pryor, Vice Chair
  • Vanessa Johnson, Secretary
  • Gehad Alawan
  • Kathryn Brennan*
  • Juanita Hernandez
  • Norma Huizar
  • Steven Kosuda

SOUTHWEST ECONOMIC SOLUTIONS BOARD/COMMITTEE

  • Steven Kosuda, Chair
  • Linda West, Vice Chair
  • Christopher Lezovich, Secretary
  • Pierre Batton*
  • Stephen Figliuolo*
  • Naheed Huq*
  • Don Jones*
  • Clare Liening*
  • Dan Martinez*
  • Ashley McLeod
  • Michael Wendt*

 

*Committee Member

BOARD OF ADVISORS

  • Nancy Schlichting, Chair
  • JoAnn Chavez
  • Byna Elliott
  • Henry Ford III
  • Linda Forte
  • Ron E. Hall, Jr.
  • David Leaver
  • Seth Lloyd
  • Dino Magdos
  • Noelle Valente
  • S. Evan Weiner

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