Kim Hodge, Executive Director and Vice Chair
A professional with nearly thirty years experience in organizing communities, unions, political campaigns and various projects, Kim has a successful history of organizing and managing complex projects from conception to completion. In January 2008 she founded the Lathrup Village TimeBank – which has now grown to over 100 members – and continues to serve as its Co-Coordinator.
She recently worked as the Senior State Coordinator with AARP’s Divided We Fail campaign and as the Field Director for both America Votes and America Coming Together. Kim was the National Campaign Coordinator for PHI’s Health Care for Health Care Workers initiative and the project manager for the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department’s 3000 person Cultural Change project. She is a certified Personal and Professional Coach and founder of the International Coach Federation’s Michigan Chapter.
Shane Bernardo is a native Detroiter and is very active in his community on issues around education and environmental justice. His most recent work was for a non-profit, Student Conservation Association where he and a team of ten high school students completed service-learning projects that maintained public green spaces around the City of Detroit. Shane also worked for Detroit Parent Network where managed a college-prep program and was also the lead coordinator for their Leadership training that developed the advocacy skills of 150 parents while he served as an AmeriCorps volunteer. Shane’s work around education also included consulting on various initiatives that targeted the drop-out rate and sought to increase the graduation and college retention rates among high school students in Detroit.
Shane’s interests and passions are in traveling, writing, being active, volunteering and community building. His short-term plans include pursuing a degree in Urban Planning and starting a youth advisory council in his own neighborhood. Shane is currently serving as the interim chair for his neighborhood community group, the Northend/Central Woodward Collaborative. Shane is also an active member of the Detroit Asian Youth Project, an initiative that engages youth through community-based projects to promote a greater understanding of Detroit and its Asian American community. Shane also studied industrial design at the Center for Creative Studies where he was an active member of BART, a student organization aimed at creating solidarity among artist of color across all disciplines.
Jennie Dennison-Budak, Chair
Anita Salustro, Secretary
Hollis Turnham, Treasurer
Hollis Turnham is the Midwest Director for PHI. She has over 24 years experience in poverty and aging issues, first as a legal services attorney in Adrian, Michigan and, then, as Michigan’s State Long Term Care Ombudsman for almost 16 years. Prior to joining PHI, Hollis was the 1999-2000 John Heinz Senate Fellow in Aging working on aging and long-term care issues for then-Chairman James Jeffords (R-VT) of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. She has a J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law.
Hollis has lived in the Lansing area for over 25 years and recently completed MSU’s Master Gardening call. She has served on several non-profit boards of local, state and national boards and is currently a volunteer for the Tri-County Office on Aging Meals on Wheels.
Jennie is also passionate about early childhood literacy, social justice, and family. She is very optimistic about the possibilities that lay ahead for the City of Detroit, and is excited to be given the opportunity to be a part of the positive changes that are happening.
We are now accepting applications for our Executive Board, Advisory Board and Fundraising Committee.
Please complete this form to apply. If you would like to discuss a potential seat on our Boards or Committees, contact Kim Hodge at email@example.com or 248-424-7455.
Click here to download the Board Member Application form.