Board of Director Meetings

Board of Director Meetings

Meeting Time: The Martha T Berry Foundation's Board of Directors meets on the third Wednesday of every month.

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Thomas Isett

Thomas Isett

Member

Thomas Isett is the President of Always Best Care Senior Services serving the senior population with services like in-home care, free Assisted Living placement services, transportation services. Tom is a lifelong resident of Southeast Michigan and a 30 year resident of Macomb County. A graduate of Central Michigan University, Tom is passionate about the senior population and helping those in need regardless of their situation.

Patrick Simasko

Patrick Simasko

Chair

For over 18 years Patrick has been an elder law attorney. He has dedicated his legal career to Elder Law and has assisted hundreds of families in planning for their future, protecting their assets and receiving available financial and medical benefits. Patrick has conducted numerous seminars/workshops throughout the State of Michigan as well as nationally to help educate communities about Elder Law, Financial Planning, Medicaid and the VA Benefit Aid & Attendance.

Janice Nearon

Janice Nearon

Treasurer

Janice is a graduate of the University of Detroit (B.A. 1970). She was the President of Chene Machine Repair, Inc. for over 30 years. Janice is currently the President of Nearon Consulting, LLC. Janice is active with the Macomb Republican politics and has served as the Chair of the County Party for 6 years. Janice has also served as Vice Chair and Chair of the 12th District Republicans. In addition, Janice was a Member of the St. Clair Shores Beautification Commission for more than 15 years. Currently, Janice is the Vice Chair of the St. Clair Shores Women’s Civic League. She also holds an appointment on the Board of Canvassers, and the Michigan Women’s Commission and the Department of Human Services.

Susan Burkhardt

Susan Burkhardt

Vice-Chair

Susan Burkhardt is the Vice President of Healthcare Integration at Medstar Ambulance. She is a graduate of Central Michigan University and Northwood University. Susan is very involved in community service and serves as a council member for the City of New Baltimore, MI. In addition, Susan is very experienced in community relations, business development, fundraising, as well as community outreach and development.

Tricia Ennest

Tricia Ennest

Member

Tricia Ennest is a Business Developement Officer with Level One Bank in the greater Detroit area. Tricia is very involved in community service and with local businesses and has attended numerous ribbon cuttings, breakfast and business, network and learn, economic alliance events, luncheons, expos, and much more community events throughout the years. In addition, Tricia presently serves on the board of the Anchor Bay Chamber of Commerce as a director and is a member of the Martha T. Berry Foundation located in Mt. Clemens. Tricia’s love for volunteerism and mentoring displays her true commitment to the betterment of our community. Tricia was also honored with the Ambassador of the Year (2013) award by the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

John Barlow

Frank Petros

Member

Frank Petros

Jody Doherty

Jody Doherty

Member

Jody is a member of the American Business Women’s Association as well as the Alpha Phi International Fraternity. Jody is a Winning Futures mentor and DPS reading volunteer. She also is involved with the March of Dimes as a volunteer, the American Heart Association, Boys & Girls Club and Angels of Hope.

John Barlow

John Barlow

Member

John Barlow is the Founder and President of J.L Barlow & Associates. His firm specializes in advertising and has over 35 years of political advertising experience, in several states throughout the Mid – West Michigan. John is a graduate of Michigan State University (BA and MBA) and the Detroit College of Law (JD).

John Barlow

Karen Bathanti

Member

Karen Bathanti

John Barlow

Dr. John Montoni

Member

Dr. John Montoni

John Barlow

Mr. Armand Velardo

Member

Mr. Armand Velardo

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Sandra Harrison – Suratt

Member

Sandra Harrison – Suratt