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

Vice President of Business Operations

Krigner currently coordinates the management of our finance, budget, accounting, facilities, medical records, human resources, patient information, quality improvement, and IT departments. She also sees that contractual obligations are met and recommends changes in policies, procedures, and services as needed. Prior to joining us in 1995, Krigner was chief reimbursement officer at Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority. She holds a BS in health care administration and an MBA both from Eastern Michigan University, as well as a Master Certificate in Healthcare Leadership from Cornell University, and a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Rosa Thomas

Vice President of Programs and Services

Thomas oversees and coordinates the range of programs and services provided by Common Ground. She previously served as Common Ground’s Director of Innovation. Thomas has a Masters degree in Psychology with a certification in neuropsychology and integration of health care. She has over 30 years of experience in the mental health field in administrative and executive leadership, implementation of procedure and policy, and clinical work. Thomas has published research in population health and data analytics, including research focused on training in mental health topics in several Michigan counties. She has also participated in multiple workgroups at the state and local levels, and has experience in grant management.

Senior Leadership

Jeff KapuscinskiDirector of Business Development & Advancement

Curtis CooperDirector of Information Technology

Veronica BrownDirector of Health Information

Marc WilifordDirector of Finance

Danielle Chaney, Director of Human Resources

Todd ReidDirector of OACIS

Kyle GlasgowDirector of Mission Impact & Data Analysis

Dr. Carmen Serpa, Medical Director and Strategist

Denise Arbaugh, Director of Retreat/Crisis Residential Unit (CRU)

Board of Trustees

Douglas WrightBoard Chair

Don CampbellChair-Elect

Judy ChristieSecretary

Gary RobbTreasurer

Kay WhiteImmediate Past Chair

Barbara Belkiewicz

David Boudreau

Lyle Dahlberg

Eric Dobrusin

Fred Fechheimer

James Kohlenberg, MD

Darren Lubbers, PhD

Lisa Mason

Sharon R. McMurray

Gregory Moore

Tawana Nettles-Robinson

Chris Ruen

Doug Smith

Alexandra Stan

Colette Stimmell

Kathy Walgren

Kevin B. Williams








Advisory Board

Maggie Allesee

Richard Astrein

Sheriff Michael Bouchard

Jerry Cavellier

Gary Dembs

Joe Donovan

John Erb

Maxine Frankel

Eugene Hartwig

Eric Hawkins

Howard Hertz

Rita Margherio

Hon. Fred Mester

John Roberts

Shelley Roberts

Hon. Edward Sosnick