Board Members

Carrie Harnish, Chair
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).
Nancy Chinn, Vice Chair
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.
Joe Spain, Treasurer
Joe Spain holds a Bachelors Degree in Health Administration/Human Resources along with a Masters Degree in Public Administation. Joe served as an AmeriCorps program director in Metro Detroit for 12 years before moving to Matrix Human Services to serve as the Director of Business Enterprise and Education. In addition, Mr. Spain served as the coordinator for the Ferndale Timebank for over four years. He currently resides in Tampa, Florida.
Grant Boyer, Secretary
Grant Boyer was a member of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in 2010, was placed at Mercy Primary Care Center in Detroit, Michigan, and worked there for two more years. He then returned to the University of Michigan and received his Masters of Health Administration. Upon graduation, he joined Trinity Health as an Administrative Fellow in the Community Benefit department, following his passion for community health and data. He is currently a Clinical Data Analyst with Trinity Health and lives with his wife in Dexter, Michigan.

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