Volunteer MDHIP Staff

Tom Berkowitz | MDHIP Board President and Volunteer Administrator

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Tom is the creator of MDHIP and is a large financial supporter of the program. He currently volunteers his time administering the MDHIP Program. Tom was born in Detroit, is a graduate of the University of Michigan and spent many years working in IT in Washington DC.

Mary Ann Weingarden | Secretary of the MDHIP Board of Directors

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Mary Ann is a native Detroiter. She is graduate of Michigan State University and received her Masters in Social Work from Wayne State University. Her past work experiences involve child and family counseling, foster care/adoption and crisis intervention. She is currently a school social worker for the Utica school system. Mary Ann has volunteered to be on the MDHIP board of directors, continuing her dedication to social work and helping those in need.

Robert Heine | Treasurer of the MDHIP Board of Directors

Bob grew up in New York and is a graduate of Siena College. He is currently retired and living in Maryland. He is responsible, adept at understanding tax law, enjoys finance and loves his spreadsheets, so we expect he will make a fine treasurer. Surprisingly, although Bob is not from the Detroit area, he has the distinction of being the first person (after the founder) to make a donation to our program. He is a believer in what we are doing.

Lena Kirsanova | MDHIP Webmaster

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Lena is part of the IT staff at Fenkell Automotive. She specializes in databases but also is a talented programmer and web developer. She volunteered to take our president's paper web design and bring it to life by building the MDHIP website. She will continue to volunteer her time as our webmaster.