Board of Directors

Kristin Piana Schena

Founder/ Executive Director

With more than 20 years of clinical and supervisory experience in the field of speech-language pathology, Mrs. Schena has improved the lives of many people. Throughout her career, she has been the recipient of various awards, has been published and………..


Tony Shereda


Tony is a proud father of three wonderful children and one spectacular grandchild!  He is Vice-President of Sales at QMI Group in Madison Heights and has been active with Kids on the Go for over 15 years……………


Sarah George

Vice Chair

Sarah grew up in Metro Detroit and went on to earn a Bachelor of Fine Art from The Corcoran in Washington DC. After traveling and studying photography and design Sarah settled again in Detroit. She has been involved with area non-profits including Kids On The Go …….



Carly Hickey


Carly is the coordinator for Kids On The Go and the Better Letters Program. She is a certified Occupational Therapy Assistant with an Associate of Applied Science Degree from Macomb Community College…….


Laura Marcero


Ms. Marcero has over 20 years’ experience in complex general business matters, restructuring, transformational efforts and M&A transactions in a variety of industries, including but not limited to institutions undergoing dramatic change: automotive, industrial ………


Kendra Dotson C.P.A.


Kendra is an Audit Senior Manager at Grant Thornton LLP. She has over 18 years of experience in public accounting. She works on large public and private companies with both domestic and global …………..



Jeffery R. Laethem


Jeff Laethem is a true native son. Born at St. John’s Hospital and raised in Grosse Pointe Woods, his award-winning dealerships, founded by his father, have been part of the landscape on Mack Avenue since 1980…………..


Deborah George

Deborah (Debbie) George is a graduate of Wayne State University. In 1999, she retired after a thirty year career at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. While at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan she was responsible for contract and retention of major….


Christy A. Petroff M.D.


Dr. Petroff is a huge Michigan Wolverine fan! She has a B.S. degree in English and Psychology and an M.D. from the University of Michigan. She is a Pediatrician at Ascension|St. John Providence Children’s Hospital. She did her residency ………..


Lia Paglino Mansfield

Lia is currently a 2nd grade teacher at St. Paul Catholic School and has been an educator in the Grosse Pointe area since 2010. Lia holds a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education majoring in language arts and minoring in mathematics…..


Patricia A. Ilitch

Patricia received her Bachelor degree in business administration from University of Michigan Dearborn. She is an active volunteer and loves cheering on her three sons sports teams. She also volunteers with several local organizations and is……


Regan Wright

Parent Advisor

Regan is the Director of Business Development for the Michigan Law Center which is a law firm that specializes in special needs planning and elder law. She is also the mother of a teenage son who has……………


René Hansemann

René Hansemann and her husband reside in Royal Oak.  She is a partner at Pepper Hamilton LLP, concentrating in domestic and international corporate transactions and real estate matters.  She also serves as general counsel to an intellectual property-based……


Honorary Members

Russell Agosta

Robert Deputat

Tim Hudson

Anthony Ianni


Ted Metry

Robert Rahaim

Robert Takla, M.D.

Celia Wade

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