Board Members

Kim Hodge, Executive Director

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

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.

Nancy Chinn
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.

Jennie Dennison-Budak, Chair
Jennie Dennison-Budak has over 35 years of non-profit experience, 20 of which have been spent managing non-profit public or private organizations. She has served as the Director of Interfaith Home Maintenance Service, Inc. in Youngstown, Ohio for the past 13 years. Her areas of interest and expertise include grant writing, program design and implementation and policy development. Ms. Dennison-Budak’s experience includes the design of model social service programs for older people, including guardianship, geriatric social work and protective services. She is past Chair of the Mahoning County Homeless Continuum of Care, a member of the Ohio Department of Development’s Housing Advisory Committee and other local and regional organizations engaged in work with low income families.Jennie is a graduate of Hiram College and holds a MA in English from Youngstown State University. Jennie lives in a renovated cow barn in Hubbard, Ohio with her husband Tony, who is the founder and CEO of TimeBank Mahoning Watershed. The couple are closely supervised by their dogs Emma and Che.
Anita Salustro, Secretary
Anita Salustro manages the Senior Medicare Patrol, a group of people who counsel Medicare beneficiaries about Medicare fraud and abuse. Anita’s specialty is senior exploitation. She led Consumer Protection efforts for AARP/Michigan for five years. She managed fraud fighter volunteers and developed strategies for education and legislation. Anita led AARP’s efforts to develop livable communities in Michigan, offering an opportunity to promote TimeBanks. She knows that TimeBanks enrich communities and offer older people meaningful ways to connect and serve their communities.
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 Weakley, Vice Chair
Jennie Weakley is a proud resident of Southwest Detroit, and although she attended school in Oakland County, her family’s business in Historic Corktown is what drew her in for leisure time living in the city. She shows her dedication to her community by participating with her local TimeBank, creating and implementing Intergenerational Programs, and by lending a hand in any way she can to her neighbors. She is also a proud parent to a young daughter who is not only extremely bright, but also very creative and very thoughtful. At five years old her daughter’s catch phrase is “You should always help someone in need if you are able to.”Jennie began her professional life in the healthcare field which was followed by a number of years of years dedicated to service as an AmeriCorps Volunteer at a middle school in Detroit. Her relationship with the families of the students has continued, and she has been able to help a number of them find employment and scholarships during their high school years. Currently Jennie is working as a program coordinator at Bridging Communities (BCI). BCI is a non-profit that serves homebound, frail, and isolated elders in Southwest Detroit. She has made it her mission to involve the Unity in Our Community TimeBank in her programs to ensure clients are able to receive services the organization does not traditionally offer.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 hodgekim@sbcglobal.net or 248-424-7455.
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