Originally from northeast Ohio, Rochelle escaped the harsh winters to earn a B.S. in broadcast journalism from the University of Miami, Florida. After several years in the sun, the midwest called her back and she made a home in Chicago before finally landing in Oakland County with her husband and two daughters. Rochelle has worked as a TV host, producer and voice artist on both local and syndicated programming across the country. She is thrilled to be a part of Impact100 and serves as the Co-Chair of the Events Committee.
Jessica was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, and graduated from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill with a degree in environmental studies. Following graduation, Jessica spent eight years on active duty as a Marine Corps aviator. She is currently a Major in the Marine Corps Reserves and works part-time as a Technical Recruiter. Among her hobbies, Jessica enjoys running marathons, gardening and trying new restaurants. She is married and has two young girls. Jessica serves as Impact100’s secretary.
Lisa C. Blake has been a member of OPEIU Local 42 since 1987 when she was first hired as a dues clerk for UAW Local 1700. In 2004 she became a full-time Business Agent for Local 42 and currently is involved in negotiations of more than 60+ collective bargaining agreements. In June of 2016 Lisa was elected as an International Vice President of the Office and Professional Employee International Union. Lisa holds an Undergraduate Degree and a Master’s in Education Degree from Wayne State University which were both obtained with collectively bargained tuition reimbursement funds. Lisa has been married to her husband John for 30 years this January. She has four children whom she has encouraged to obtain higher education and help other working men and women.
Adrienne was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. She attended Bowling Green State University and received her bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a specialization in hospitality management. After spending several years in Chicago working for Hyatt Hotels, she and her husband relocated to Michigan to be closer to their families. She is currently working as the Director of Revenue at The Townsend Hotel in Birmingham. In Adrienne’s free time she loves exercising, spending time with her husband and daughter and is a Detroit Lions fanatic.
Erica is Chair of the Volunteer Coordination Committee. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, and received a Masters of Professional Studies in Real Estate from Georgetown University. Erica is a commercial real estate broker at Signature Associates, the leading full-service commercial real estate firm specializing in Michigan and Northwest Ohio. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, playing sports and spending time with her husband Andrew and French Bulldog Hugo.
Ginny grew up in a farming community in Ohio and moved to Oakland County in 1986. Spending time in her second home in Baldwin County, Alabama, exposed Ginny to Impact100. The passion of the members there inspired her to become one of the founding members and current president of Impact100 Oakland County. Ginny earned a BS in chemical engineering from Ohio University and an MBA from Oakland University. She worked as an engineer for over 30 years, ending her corporate career in executive management. Ginny is now self-employed as an industry consultant.
Laura is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a BS in economics. She spent nearly 15 years in the consumer packaged goods industry, focused on category management, retailer strategy and marketing. Laura recently welcomed her third child and is now concentrating on raising her young children and becoming more active in her local community.
Amy is the treasurer for Impact100 Oakland County and a co-founder of the group. She also serves on the Board of Trustees at Eton Academy and chairs their strategic planning committee. Amy has her own business consulting company, Tattrie Strategies. Prior to that, Amy worked for a Detroit-based consulting firm as well as held various corporate leadership positions focusing on strategic planning, business planning, communications and governmental affairs. She has her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and graduate degree from Central Michigan University. She moved to Oakland County in 2010.
Terry Margolis is Managing Director for Custom Executive Education at the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business. She has worked as a consultant and executive coach for global organizations in a variety of industries, including health care, manufacturing, higher education, hospitality, financial services and consumer goods, specializing in leadership development and organizational change initiatives.
Ms. Margolis has served on the boards of a variety of non-profit, professional and civic organizations including terms as Chair of the Conference on Management Executive Development and the Board of the Michigan Diversity Council. In addition, she was elected to the Novi City Council for two four-year terms.
Meaghan is an up-and-coming leader in Southeast Michigan’s diverse and growing entrepreneurial ecosystem. Not far removed from college and only living in the Detroit area for just over a year, she has quickly laid roots in the city through her community participation and action. With her role as manager of the women’s entrepreneurial initiative at Michigan Women’s Foundation, she has taken over the lead for a small investment group comprised of female millennial leaders in Detroit. Among her day-to-day duties, Meaghan is a weekly regular at Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program having been a tutor/mentor for over a year.
Colleen was born and raised in Michigan. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Ross School of Business with a bachelor of Business Administration. Currently, Colleen runs a private hedge fund, leading equity research and portfolio management. Outside of work, she enjoys running and spending time with her family. Colleen is happily married to Kyle and has two energetic boys, Parker and Cooper.
Blythe has been an Oakland County resident most of her life. She attended Central Michigan University where she earned a BS in health care administration. Through her career, Blythe has held several leadership positions in health care, local government and nonprofit organizations. During the past 13 years, she has served as Head of Advancement for Eton Academy, a school for children with learning challenges. In this position, she has been responsible for the school’s fundraising (capital campaign, annual fund, annual gala and auction), admissions, volunteers/events, marketing/communications and alumni relations.
As Vice President, Client Solutions at Nielsen Travel, Transportation and Movies, Pamela is responsible for managing all aspects of day-to-day business with key clients in the automotive and travel sectors. Before assuming her present role, she held various positions at Chrysler Group LLC, focusing on marketing and communications. Prior to joining Chrysler, Pamela was employed by Ford Motor Company. Pamela is a member and past president of the Automotive Women’s Alliance Foundation, which provides scholarships to young women seeking careers in the automotive industry. Her passions include animal welfare, and she has been honored for her contributions to the Detroit chapter of the Literacy Volunteers of America. Pamela was born in Dayton, Ohio. She received both her BS and MBA in Marketing from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, which is also where she met her husband Bryon. Pamela and Bryon are outdoors enthusiasts who enjoy boating and winter sports.
Mary Pat is a graduate of Michigan State University and T. M. Cooley Law School. She has been a member of the law firm of Charfoos and Christensen, P.C., for over 28 years and a member of the Inns of Court. Presently, Mary Pat sits on the Cranbrook Schools Board of Governors. She is past chair of their Development Committee, overseeing all school fundraising efforts and the Cranbrook Horizons Upward Bound Development committee. Mary Pat is also a coach to middle school boys in track and cross country, a photographer and the current president of Impact100 Oakland County.
Danielle has 15 years experience in marketing communications, having worked in the finance, healthcare, technology and nonprofit industries. An avid supporter of environmental and social justice issues, she is an active volunteer with local and national environment, literacy and hunger organizations. Danielle holds an MBA from Wayne State University and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan. She lives in Birmingham with her husband and two children.