Rae currently provides strategic direction and leadership to the organization while overseeing day-to-day operations, including the management of our contract to provide mental health services to all of Oakland County. Her prior contributions to Common Ground include being Vice President of Programs & Services, as well as leading the programmatic design of our community crisis center, which helps more than 80,000 people each year through phone calls, texts, online chat, and walk-in services. Rae holds a BS in Psychology focused on Applied Behavioral Analysis from Western Michigan University, and a MA in Clinical and Humanistic Psychology from the Center for Humanistic Studies. She has over 25 years of clinical and administrative experience within both the public and private sectors.
Chief Financial Officer/Administrative Officer
Chief Experience Officer
Chief Nursing Officer
John Head, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Chief Crisis Operations Officer
Chief External Relations Officer
Gary Robb, Controller
Michelle Woody, Director, Retreat Crisis Residential Unit
Jill Smith, Senior Director MiCAL
Laura Rolands, Director of Human Resources
Todd Reid, Program Director of Genesee CIRT
Veronica Brown, Director of Health Information
Board of Trustees
Kay White, Board Chair
Julie Aronica, Chair-Elect
Lisa Mason, Secretary
Judith Christie, Treasurer
Don Campbell, Immediate Past Chair
Jaime Hope, M.D.
Rhonda Laurencelle, Ph.D.
John Randle Sr.
Douglas T. Smith
David P. Wood, Jr. M.D.
Heather Rae, President & CEO
Tony Rothschild, CEO Emeritus
Sheriff Michael Bouchard
Hon. Fred Mester
Hon. Edward Sosnick