Foundation Board of Directors

Board members

James Anderson

James Anderson

President
Urban Science Applications, Inc.

Eugene Applebaum
Eugene Applebaum

1936 – 2017
In memory of an innovator, leader, advocate and friend

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Joy Baxt

Nurse Educator

Linda M. Beale
Linda M. Beale

President, Wayne State University Academic Senate

Susan Burns
Susan Burns

President, Wayne State University Foundation Board
Vice President, Development and Alumni Affairs, Wayne State University

Ty Fahner
Ty Fahner

Partner
Mayer Brown LLP

Yousif Ghafari
Yousif Ghafari

Chairman
Ghafari Associates, LLC

Paul Glantz
Paul Glantz

Chief Executive Officer
Emagine Entertainment, Inc.
and COO, Proctor Financial, Inc.

David M. Hempstead
David M. Hempstead

Member
Bodman PLC

Frank Jeney
Frank Jeney

President, Wayne State University Alumni Association

Kolleen Kennedy
Kolleen Kennedy

President, Oncology Systems and Corporate Executive Vice President
Varian Medical Systems

Denise J. Lewis
Denise J. Lewis

Partner
Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP

David Meador
David Meador

Vice Chairman and Chief Administrative Officer
DTE Energy Company

David A. Nicholson
David A. Nicholson

Member, Wayne State University Board of Governors
Vice Chairman, PVS Chemicals, Inc.

Sandra Hughes O'Brien
Sandra Hughes O'Brien

Chair, Wayne State University Board of Governors

Sandra Pierce
Sandra Pierce

Senior Executive Vice President
Private Bank & Regional Banking Director and Chair of Michigan
The Huntington National Bank

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James Roumell

Partner/Portfolio Manager
Roumell Asset Management, LLC

David Salzman
David Salzman

Hollywood Executive and Producer

A. Paul Schaap
A. Paul Schaap

Founder
Lumigen, Inc.

Frederick Sievert
Frederick Sievert

Retired President
New York Life Insurance Company

Matthew J. Simoncini
Matthew J. Simoncini

Chair, Wayne State University Foundation Board Of Directors
President and Chief Executive Officer
Lear Corporation

Gary Torgow
Gary Torgow

Founder and President
Sterling Group

M. Roy Wilson
M. Roy Wilson

President
Wayne State University 

Neco Walker
Neco Walker

Secretary
Wayne State University Foundation Board of Directors

Trustees Council

Dennis Mooradian
Dennis Mooradian

Retired President, CEO and Chairman
HighMark Capital Management, Inc.

Mark C. Rolling
Mark C. Rolling

Vice President and Treasurer
DTE Energy

Directors Emeritus

Maggie Allesee
Maggie Allesee

Arts Advocate and Philanthropist

Arthur Bryant
Arthur Bryant

Mayor Pro Tem
City of Grosse Pointe Woods

Julius Combs, M.D.
Julius Combs, M.D.

Chairman and President
National Healthcare Scholars

Walter Douglas
Walter Douglas

Chairman
Avis Ford, Inc.

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Peter Karmanos

Chairman and Co-founder
MadDog Technology

John Schwarz, M.D.
John Schwarz, M.D.

Former U.S. Congressman
7th District of Michigan

Stephen Strome
Stephen Strome

Retired Chairman and CEO
Handleman Company