Meet Our Team

Our mission at the Henry Ford Health Development Office is to joyfully inspire giving and engagement that will transform health care in our communities. Our team of fundraising experts raises philanthropic support for all areas of the health system, with gift officers representing specific areas of interest.

Our goal is to connect donors—whether individuals, families, foundations, corporations, or others—to their passions to make a difference for our patients, community, and beyond. We invite you to connect with any member of our team to discover how you can make a lasting impact through giving to Henry Ford Health.

Main office phone: (313) 876-1031

Executive Office

Mary Jane Vogt
Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer
Marlene Clarke
Marlene Clarke
Senior Administrative Partner to EVP and VP Major Gifts

Communications & Campaign Strategy

Elisabeth Mirer
Elisabeth Mirer
Director, Communications & Campaign Strategy
Amanda Bennett
Amanda Bennett
Manager, Physician Giving and Alumni Relations
Jill Yehl
Jill Duncan
Manager, Annual Giving
Katherine Kelley
Development Writer

Donor Relations & Administration

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Donna Brown
Manager, Donor Relations
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Jesse Battle
Coordinator, Donor Relations
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Lisa Gafa
Coordinator, Donor Relations
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Deborah Kaplan
Administrative Partner, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
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Kenisha King
Project Coordinator
Alisha Tucker
Alisha Tucker
Coordinator, Special Projects
Annette Vanover
Annette Vanover
Coordinator, Special Projects

Foundation & Corporate Relations

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Michele Harrison Sears
Director, Foundation Relations
Mark Jones
Grant Coordinator
Nichole Mclaughlin
Nichole McLaughlin
Senior Development Officer
Rachel Meyers
Rachel Meyers
Senior Grant Coordinator

Gift Administration & Information Services

Cyntina Jones
Manager, Gift Administration and Information Services
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Jennifer King
System Analyst, Gift Administration
Patricia Shumake
Senior Gift Processing Specialist

Major & Planned Giving

Erik Braun
Vice President, Major Gifts
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Christine Forester
Director of Major Gifts – Clinical Programs
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David Gad-Harf
Director, Major Gifts — Regional Hospitals
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Jennifer Harmon
Director of Principal Gifts
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Joe Impellizzeri
Senior Development Officer – Planned Giving
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Tina Lavinio-Mattinen
Senior Development Officer, Henry Ford Macomb Hospital
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Dea Talmage
Senior Development Officer, Henry Ford Allegiance Health
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Lynn Vogt
Senior Development Officer


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Tommy O'Flynn
Director, Operations

Research & Prospect Management

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Janet Martin
Senior Prospect Researcher

System Events and Sponsorship

Barbara Brown
Manager, Special Events
Brenda Jones
Senior Event Specialist
Kari Bolak
Event Specialist
Amber Lidster
Event Specialist
Debbie Gordon
Community Coordinator

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