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.
Carrie Harnish, LMSW, has a diverse background in social work, community organizing and leadership on behalf of older adults and community health. She is the Clinical Director of Community Benefit for CHE Trinity Health, a national Catholic Non-Profit Health System. It is her role to foster community health across the country and help the system move from volume based care to value based care. Carrie has worked in multiple aspects of social work as an Executive Director, Supervisor, and in direct care in various environments – primary care, community-based eldercare, and dialysis.
Carrie Harnish has a compassion for the elderly based on professional and personal skill that adds to her strong leadership qualities. While studying at Wayne State University, Carrie assisted her grandmother in daily care for her grandfather with Alzheimer’s disease. The opportunity shaped Carrie’s perspective on access to community-based resources and the struggles families have in finding care. Recently, her Grandmother has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease too and it has given her an updated perspective on the struggles of caregiving without the assistance of a spouse.
Carrie was active in the creation of the Unity in the Community Timebank in Southwest Detroit to provide intergenerational opportunities for teens and elders to learn from and serve each other. She has also worked with creating a timebank concept for non-profits to share skills and resources. She was also a part of the Plymouth-Canton Timebank. She is happily married to Chad Harnish and mom to Zachary (13) and Ian (11).
Rachel Reyst-Carroll, L.M.S.W, worked in the Customer Service industry as a case manager and business analyst for 12 years. She had clients such as General Motors, Chrysler and Ford. As of 2009 she obtained her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan with a major in Management of Human Services and a concentration in Community and Social Systems. Since that she has worked part-time as a consultant doing evaluative work, grant writing, researching best practices/models and providing complete and accurate evaluative reports for many Detroit area non-profit agencies such as Detroit Parent Network, People’s Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit and many other community-based organizations. Currently Ms. Reyst-Carroll works full time for the State of Michigan in Children’s Services as a Foster Care specialist. In addition to her part-time work she finds time to participate as a member of the kitchen cabinet for her local TimeBank. Her joy and passion, beyond her four children and doting husband, is to find ways to build community and leverage resources to increase the quality of life for everyone.
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.