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Executive Leadership

Heather Rae

President & Chief Executive Officer

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.

Vickie Krigner
Chief Financial Officer/Administrative Officer
Leigh Schultenover
Chief Experience Officer
Heidi Warrington
Chief Nursing Officer
John Head, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Janet Sarkos
Chief Crisis Operations Officer
Jeff Kapuscinski
Chief External Relations Officer


Gary RobbController

Michelle Woody, Director, Retreat Crisis Residential Unit

Jill SmithSenior 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 MasonSecretary

Judith Christie, Treasurer

Don CampbellImmediate Past Chair


Tracy Aronoff

Katie Bressette

Lyle Dahlberg

Eric Dobrusin

Fred Fechheimer

Amanda Hamilton

Jaime Hope, M.D.

Rhonda Laurencelle, Ph.D.

Cathy McNamara

Greg Moore

Santosh Mudiraj

Tawana Nettles-Robinson

John Randle Sr.

Colette Stimmell

Noel Villajuan

Kathy Walgren

David P. Wood, Jr. M.D.


Heather Rae, President & CEO

Tony Rothschild, CEO Emeritus

Advisory Board

Richard Astrein

Sheriff Michael Bouchard

Jerry Cavellier

Gary Dembs

Howard Hertz

Rita Margherio

John Roberts

Shelley Roberts

Kay White