About

Vision

We strive to be the premier leadership and networking organization serving Southeast Michigan.

Mission

To develop a network of diverse and influential leaders by exposing them to regional resources and issues, and challenging them to reach their full personal, professional, and public leadership potential.

Diversity Value Statement

We strive to model and promote diversity and inclusion as a means to strengthen leadership. We do this by: respecting and encouraging all perspectives; and engaging diverse populations in all activities.

History

Since 1990, the Leadership Oakland Cornerstone Program has brought together more than 1,500 leaders from corporate, civic and non-profit organizations throughout the community. Graduates of the program have put their knowledge and network to work by becoming key contributors in their communities and places of business.

“Because of Leadership Oakland, I now sit on two non-profit boards and am much more involved with community projects.”

Today

Each year, as part of the 9-month program, 50 developing leaders delve into the issues facing the region — from education, government and the justice system to health and human services and race and ethnic diversity. In-depth, monthly sessions, led by experts in each of these arenas, focus on both the treasures and challenges facing the region. Our goal is to take developing leaders and provide them with a rich network of colleagues, a deep understanding of the region’s challenges and the opportunity to achieve value for their own organizations, creating new levels of leadership. Through Leadership Oakland, today’s leaders will grow in their personal, professional and public leadership ability.

“I got my dream job through a person I met at Leadership Oakland. I can’t think of any other business group that has made such an impact on my professional network.”

STAFF

Susan A Web

Susan Hollady

Executive Director

Christa Warner Website

Christa Warner

Program Coordinator

Donna Poydras Website

Donna Poydras

Office Administrator

Ronquel Baugh Website

Ronquel Baugh

Program Intern

Board of Directors

Tammi Shepherd

Tammi Shepherd, LOXXIII, ALI-2
President

Manager, Application Services

Oakland County

Susan Bailey

Susan Bailey, LOXIX
Vice President

Senior Vice President, Culture & Wellbeing Practice Leader

Marsh & McLennan Agency | Michigan

Dustin McClellan

Dustin McClellan, LOXXIX
Treasurer

President

Pontiac Community Foundation

Peter Karsten

Pete Karsten, Ph.D., LOXI
Secretary/Program Chair

President, Auburn Hills Campus

Baker College

Faris Alami

Faris Alami, LOXX

CEO & Founder

International Strategic Management

LO Matt Allen 1

Matt Allen, LOXVII

Attorney

Miller Canfield

Tina Barton New

Tina Barton, LOXXV

Senior Election Expert

The Elections Group

Jonathan Berg

Jonathan Berg, LOXXVII

Member

Bodman PLC

Cheryl Boodram

Cheryl Boodram, LOXXIX

Executive Vice President Sales and CMO

Chief Financial Credit Union

Melissa Foreman

Melissa Foreman-Lovell, LOXXX

Chief Nursing Officer

Beaumont

LO Sandy

Sandy Harvey, LOXXX

President & Chief Human Resources Strategist

Exodus Consulting Group

Rosana Hull Board Photo

Rosana Hull, LOXXXI

Community Relations Manager – Pontiac

General Motors

Rachel Hurst Board Photo

Rachel Hurst, LOXXXI

Corporate Affairs – Head of Midwest Region

The Kroger Co.

Carnita Hunt

Carnita Hunt, LOXVI

Vice President, Human Resources

Geometric Results, Inc.

Christine Santos Web

Christine Santos, LOXXI

Chief Financial Officer

Right Management – Great Lakes Region

Steve Selinsky

Steve Selinsky, LOXII

Vice President Government Programs, Product & Community Outreach

Health Alliance Plan

Michelle Sherman

Michelle Sherman, LOXXVI

Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer

Southwest Solutions

Our Sponsors

Oakland County
BCBS of MI
millercanfield
mbfsmbfs
henryford
baker
beaumont
centerfinplan
flagstar
hap
priority health
wm