Troy, MI — Beginning July 1, Leadership Oakland will operate with a new slate of officers and directors. Two members of the board are vacating their positions due to term limits and other provisions outlined in the organizational by-laws. Leaving the board are Board President Kevin Wisely, Genisys Credit Union, and Michael Silverstein, Oakland University. Both individuals were recognized and thanked for their service at the Leadership Oakland Annual Meeting held June 11, 2016.

New to the 2016-2017 board are Scott Hiipakka, Ethicon – Johnson and Johnson and Dominic Mirabella, Northwestern Mutual. The Board Executive Team will include: President, Michelle Crockett, Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone, P.L.C.; Vice President, Phil Korovesis, Butzel Long, P.C.; Secretary, Patricia Blount, St. John Providence Health System; and Treasurer, Jim Piper, Ralco Industries.

All members of the board are graduates of the Leadership Oakland nine-month-long Cornerstone program and have a passion and commitment to developing leaders in Southeast Michigan. Leadership Oakland Executive Director, Nancy Maurer commented on the board, “This wonderful group of leaders takes their role as a governance body very seriously. At the same time they have fun and create a culture of support for one another. It makes me love my job!” Other board members serving during the 2016-2017 program year include:


Michelle Crockett
Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C.

Phillip Korovesis
Vice President
Butzel Long, P.C.

Patricia Blount
St. John Providence Health System

Jim Piper
Ralco Industries

Board of Directors:

Kitty Adler
The Townsend Hotel

Pete Auger
City of Novi

Michael Dixon
Beaumont Health

Michael Elinski
Ally Financial, Inc.

C.J. Felton
Community Housing Network

Homayune Ghaussi
Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

Susan Gibson

Scott Hiipakka
Ethicon – Johnson and Johnson

Jennifer Korman
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services

DeAndre Lipscomb
Health Alliance Plan

Dominic Mirabella
Northwestern Mutual

Kenneth Randazzo
DTE Energy

Christine Santos
TTi Global

Tammi Shepherd
Oakland County

Wendy Strip
Detroit Country Day School

Timothy Wyman
Center for Financial Planning