Board Members

Join our Board of Directors!

MI Alliance of TimeBanks is looking for new Board members!

Our small, grassroots organization is looking for new folks with a variety of backgrounds and talents to join our dynamic Board. If you fit one or more of the categories below we would love to talk to you about this opportunity to be more involved in our community. To better reflect our community and do better work we are looking for people

  • under the age of 30
  • living/working in rural communities
  • living with disability or acting as a caregiver for a person with disabilities
  • living/working in Hamtramck or Pontiac
  • with a storytelling/communications background
  • active in the arts community
  • with fundraising skills/passion
  • with experience creating professional development curriculum
  • with experience helping organizations with Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice initiatives
  • with legal experience
  • of all genders

About our Organization

The Michigan Alliance of TimeBanks is an umbrella organization linking and supporting TimeBanks across the state.  We help individuals, organizations and communities establish and run TimeBanks.

TimeBanking Principles

Asset Every one of us has something of value to share with someone else.

Redefining Work There are some forms of work that money will not easily pay for, like building community, revitalizing neighborhoods, making democracy work, advancing social justice. TimeBanking can reward, recognize and honor that work.

Reciprocity  Everyone in the TimeBank is both a giver and a taker, everyone has something to offer and everyone has needs

Community/Social Networks Helping each other, we reweave communities of support, strength & trust. Community is built by sinking roots, building trust, creating networks.

Respect  We strive to respect where people are in the moment, not where we hope they will be at some future point.


About the Board of Directors

The MI Alliance of TimeBanks has a small Board of Directors that currently meets every month (January, March, May, etc) on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM. At these Board meetings we review active programming, set budgets, provide guidance to staff, and review the work of Teams/Committees.

The current Teams for the organization are New TimeBank Support, Outreach, Connections Between TimeBanks, Learning Circles, and Fundraising. All members of the Board are expected to be a member of a Team, but you can also join a Team without being a Board Member.


  • Be informed about and aligned with the organization’s mission, goals, policies and services.
  • Actively participate in all board meetings, discussions and events, paying careful attention to your duties of care, loyalty, obedience and confidentiality.
  • Be well prepared for all board and committee meetings by reviewing the agenda and any supporting materials provided to you prior to the meeting.
  • Be respectful and open to the potentially conflicting opinions and points-of-view of your fellow board members.
  • Actively participate in fundraising activities.

Apply by filling out this form and we will be in touch to talk more.

Board Members

Nancy Chinn, Treasurer
Nancy has a BS in education from North Texas State University and has lived in Royal Oak, MI for the past 43 years. She has two adult daughters and seven wonderful grandchildren. Her partner Vic Lupu of 21 year is a patient transporter at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak.Nancy retired in 2005 from a career of 28 years as a claims adjuster for St. Paul Insurance Co., which later merged with Travelers. Since that time she formed her own business working with attorneys to represent insurance carriers who have no one in state when a “person with authority” is required at a court-ordered settlement conference or facilitation.She belongs to the Ladies Auxiliary of the Salvation Army, is a volunteer at the American Indian Health Services Clinic in Detroit and is on the kitchen cabinet of the Royal Oak-Huntington Woods TimeBank.
Ruth Wilson, President

Jennie Weakley, Vice President

Marwah Ayache, Secretary

Please complete this form to apply. If you would like to discuss a potential seat on our Boards or Committees, email or call 313-451-0135