2016-17 Board of Directors


Matt Roling


Matthew Roling, Board Chair

Matthew Roling is a Director of Business Development for Rock Ventures, the entity that provides strategic coordination to the Quicken Loans family of companies.  His day job includes managing strategic or growth initiatives related to gaming, venture firms, commercial real estate, or urban revitalization.  A resident of downtown Detroit since moving to Michigan in 2003, Matthew is an avid cook and traveler.



Joe Esposito, Vice Chair

Joe Esposito is the CEO of Managed Programs, LLC, plastic component supplier to the auto and marine industry. He has 25 years of Operations and Supply Chain experience. Mr. Esposito holds a B.S. in Industrial Distribution from Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York. Originally from the Chicago area, Joe relocated to Northville, Michigan with his wife and three kids. He is a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Northville.


Elizabeth Kmetz, Secretary

Elizabeth Kmetz is Vice President, Development Director for Broder & Sachse. Elizabeth is responsible for the execution of new developments and historic renovations in Detroit. She also serves on the Metropolitan Detroit Building Owner and Managers’ Association board of directors.  Elizabeth has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University Wisconsin, Madison and a Master of Science in curriculum and instruction from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. She holds a Michigan real estate license and a Real Property Administrator designation.



Jeff Addison, Treasurer

Jeff Addison is a Managing Director with Conway MacKenzie and provides turnaround and crisis management services for under-performing companies and municipalities.  Mr. Addison has a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from Michigan State University and is a member of the Detroit Athletic Club and Turnaround Management Association.


Board Members

Clifford Brown


Clifford Brown

Clifford Brown is a Managing Partner of Woodborn Partners and Analyst with Ford Motor Company. He graduated with an undergraduate degree and MBA in Finance from The Ohio State University. He serves on the Trustee Board of Metropolitan Church of God and is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.



Amy Deines

Amy Green Deines is the Dean of Cranbrook Academy of Art, appointed July 2016. Prior to coming to Cranbrook, she was a Professor and Interim Dean of the College of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Technological University (LTU), where she also acted as Executive Director of LTU’s Detroit Center for Design and Technology (DCDT). Deines also sits on the National Organization of Minority Architects Detroit Board of Directors. She has traveled extensively, teaching in Warsaw, Poland at the Warsaw Institute of Technology (WAPW), and in Germany, Italy and Canada.



Peter Fezzey

Peter Fezzey is the Digital Business Development Manager for Michigan.com. Previously, he was the Business Development Director for Ditto Labs, a visual analytics start-up. Peter worked in both traditional media and fundraising, most recently with Forgotten Harvest, helping them to meet the rapidly growing demands for food assistance in the Detroit community. Peter has helped with many local causes including Detroit Riverfront Conservancy and Karmanos Cancer Institute. He has deep family roots in the city of Detroit and attends Woodside Detroit Church.


Nick Gorga

Nick Gorga

By day, Nick is a partner with the Detroit-based law firm Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn, LLP where he serves at the vice-chairman of the firm’s litigation department. He previously served for several years as the chair of the firm’s pro bono committee, where he organized the firm’s donation of free legal services to its pro bono partners, and the firm’s hiring partner, where he helped bring the nation’s top law students and attorneys to Detroit. By night and weekend, Nick is extremely active in civic and charitable endeavors in Detroit, including most significantly serving as the founder and chairman of Hatch Detroit, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that supports and funds storefront retail businesses in Detroit neighborhoods. Nick is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Michigan Law School.



Julie Lodge-Jarrett

Julie Lodge-Jarrett is the Chief Learning Officer (CLO) at Ford Motor Company, and has overall global responsibility for Learning, Organization Development and Recruiting. She is a skilled facilitator, negotiator and strategist. Julie, her husband, and their two children lived in Shanghai, China, for nearly 5 years and they are avid travelers and adventurists. Julie is a strong champion of Better World initiatives, and has invested countless hours volunteering around the world, helping to make lives better in the communities in which she’s lived, worked and traveled.


David Moss

David Moss

David Moss is the Senior Partner of Moss & Colella, P.C. He has successfully litigated thousands of cases in Michigan State and Federal Courts on behalf of clients for more than 30 years. He is highly respected by both plaintiff and defense litigators and regarded as a skilled and tenacious advocate. Mr. Moss is a loving father and family man. He is also committed to helping others and enjoys a variety of outdoor activities.



Leah Moss

Leah Moss is a full time creative professional, working as a calligrapher and designer. She feels fortunate to help others during their planning process for life’s biggest milestones, and the events to mark them. Leah attended Michigan State University, where she graduated from the Honors College with dual degrees, in both English and Linguistics, in 2010.



John Owens

John Owens is Senior Director, Marketing and Public Relations for Forgotten Harvest. He has served in that capacity over the past five years. Prior to his “encore” career at Forgotten Harvest, John held senior management positions in Marketing and Communications with major financial institutions in the Midwest. John has two children who currently live in Chicago and has been married to the love of his life, Susan Greenwald, for the past thirty-five years.


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Michael Perkins

Michael Perkins is the Corporate Sales Manager at WDET 101.9 FM, Detroit’s NPR radio station. He has 19 years of media sales experience with 11 years in commercial radio sales with CBS and Clear Channel Communications. Michael brings his commercial sales, marketing and promotions experience to public radio, assisting corporate and non-profit underwriting clients reach WDET’s quality audience. He has an M.B.A. from The University of Detroit and a B.A. in International Business and French from Alma College.


Sara Ross

Sara Ross

Sara Ross is a Director at Rock Ventures, which serves as the umbrella company for Quicken Loans and the Family of Companies. Sara leads portfolio management and is involved in strategic growth initiatives and M&A. Sara currently resides in Ferndale and has a BBA and Masters of Accounting from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. She is an active member in the United Way Emerging Philanthropists, co-chair of the Emerging Leaders Microloan fund through the Michigan Women’s foundation and a business advisor to RISE baking, a subscription baking service.



Todd Sachse

Todd Sachse is CEO and founder of Sachse Construction, and vice president of Broder & Sachse Real Estate Services, Inc. Over the past 22 years, he has developed a loyal clientele of high-end customers who require detailed expertise in design and construction. Todd earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan in 1985. He is a licensed builder in dozens of states, certified LEED Accredited Professional and a Senior Level Certified Development, Design and Construction Professional (SCDP)