Winning the Longevity Award is our Executive Director, Jennifer Michalak. Beginning with Milan’s Parks and Recreation Department serving lunch for the Senior Nutrition Program back in 2000, Jennifer wet her feet and fell in love with senior services. We have her tenacity, hard work, and leadership to thank for making what MSHL is today.
While working for MSHL consumes most of her time, she also loves to spend time outside gardening, exploring nature trails, and investing time with her kids and grandbabies. If you see her biking with her husband along our picturesque Milan country roads, be sure to wave.
For the last six years, Beverly Robinson has held multiple jobs with MSHL as we utilize her many talents. Currently, she is our Administrative Director. She handles the front office and can also be found teaching Exercise4U every Tuesday morning. As a former dancer, she has recently completed extensive training in Dance for Parkinsons and hopes to bring a class here to MSHL.
If you have been enjoying the daily jokes that are in our Meals on Wheels deliveries and on the sign-in table, you have Beverly to thank.
Jenni Galazka came onboard in 2016 as MSHL’s Program Coordinator. With a Children & Families degree from UofM and a background as a Certified Prevention Specialist, Jenni has ventured into the senior realm bringing many programs and services to the center. Because of Jenni, MSHL offers an array of programs including group support services, special events, classes, and enrichment series that support the physical, emotional and mental wellbeing of our participants. And we would be remiss if we did not mention our honorary member, Rocco, a American Hairless Terrier whom everybody knows and loves. (He is the true love of Jenni’s life!) We even have a space at the center named after him – “Rocco’s Lounge.”
Senior Nutrition Program Coordinator
Energy, ENERGY, ENERGY! If you’ve met Jodi Griffor, you’ve witnessed his boundless energy and positiveness! Jodi found us in 2016 and began volunteering for MSHL with complete and total commitment. He is the most giving and selfless person you could ever meet. So much so, that he was made a permanent staff member in 2018 and he continues to support MSHL with our Senior Nutrition Program and building maintenance needs. Jodi has a multitude of talents and skills, and the gears are always turning as he is finding creative and innovative ways to make our center a better place. He is a devoted husband and incredible father to two sons with energy, Energy, ENERGY!
As a native of Michigan all her life, Shelly Bauer grew up in Brighton. At age 19, she started working at Hydramatic-Willow Run. She met her husband through GM and settled in Milan in 1993 where they raised 2 wonderful children. Shelly joined our MSHL family in 2015 and has held several positions with us. Currently she is one of our drivers for our Transportation Service and helps out in the kitchen prepping for our Meals on Wheels. Shelly is one of the sweetest, gentlest souls you could ever want to meet. Her hobbies are music, gardening and spending time with her family in Ontario
Meet Alan Lown, our Director of Transportation. If you’ve seen our white transit van around town, it could be Alan behind the wheel transporting our clients with care, compassion, and punctuality as he delivers each rider to their destination. With over 30 years in printing and book manufacturing, Alan made the transition from book to bus in 2017. He drove the school bus for Ann Arbor Public Schools and then for Milan Public Schools before he landed here at Milan Seniors for Healthy Living. Aside from scheduling, transporting and vehicle maintenance, Alan is a positive, hard-working support to MSHL staff. A Milanite for 25 years, Alan remains in Milan with a loving wife and two adult sons.
Greg Bell is our newest staff, joining MSHL in 2019 as a substitute driver for our Transportation Service. He quickly wiggled his way into our hearts with his dry sense of humor and commitment to providing top-notch care for our riders. Here’s what he has to say about himself: “I am a lifelong resident of Milan. I retired from the UofM Construction Services. I enjoy classic car shows, motorcycles and vacationing up north.”