The Faces of MSHL

Staff

MaryAnn Opal

Executive Director

Raised in Milan but has live in the sunny south for the past several years. Returning to Milan to be by grandkids and family, MaryAnn will be offering her tremendous breadth of experience in senior services and management to shepherd our organization. Eager to serve our community, MaryAnn’s life motto is:

I will strive daily to be a person of Integrity, Cheerfulness and Energy.

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Beverly Robinson

Director of Programs and Services

For the last seven years, Beverly Robinson has held multiple jobs with MSHL as we utilize her many talents. Currently, she is serving as our Director of Programs and Services. Beverly brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that she applies with a commitment to excellence.  As a former dancer, she has recently completed extensive training in Dance for Parkinsons and has been able to offer that class here for MSHL.

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Jodi Griffor

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

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Alan Lown

Director of Transportation Services

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.

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Shelly Bauer

Transportation Services

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. 

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Cindy Schlottman

Administrative Assistant

If you have called us recently, you most likely have been treated to Cindy’s sweet voice and warm personality. Born and raised in South African, Cindy came to the U.S. as a teenage AuPair. She, her husband, and her three fabulous children have been in Milan since 2013. Cindy spent a couple years as a valued volunteer helping with data entry and many of our special events, as well as doing a stint delivering Meals on Wheels. To our delight, we were finally able to snag her as our Administrative Assistant in August 2021.

Our Leadership

MSHL’s Board of Directors are a dedicated group of volunteers diligently providing the governance and leadership to steer our organization. They are guardians of our mission, ensure compliance with legal and financial requirements, and enforce our ethical guidelines.

Gary Bourdeau

Board Chair

Jan 2010 – June 2022

Cindy Swope

Vice Chair

July 2017 – June 2023

Ron Hasselbring

Treasurer

July 2016 – June 2022

Diane London

Secretary

July 2020 – June 2023

Sallie Bancroft

Jan 2010 – June 2023

Biography

Born and raised in Milan and graduated from Milan High School in 1959. Right out of high school, I began 6.5 years of working for Michigan Bell Telephone Co – I job I really loved. Married in 1962, I was fortunate enough to be able to stay home to raise my 2 kids and be very active in my four grandchildren’s’ lives. While holding several part-time jobs (including as a clerk for the City of Milan) I have always loved volunteering and will continue to do so, as long as I am useful. I have enjoyed volunteering for organizations such as the Milan Jaycee Aux, Girl Scouts, City of Milan TIFA Board, Election Inspector, Beautification Commission, Milan Chamber of Commerce, Milan Area Historical Society, and of course, MILAN SENIORS FOR HEALTHY LIVING, whom I have had the pleasure of being involved with since even before our inception in 2010.

Steve Barney

July 2021 – June 2024

Lou Ann Thompson

Oct 2015 – June 2022

Biography

Born and raised in Milan.  Graduated from MHS 1975.  One year at Western Mich Univ.  Have 2 children, Jack & Jennifer Wolf.  Retired from Jones Insurance Agency after 28 yrs with a total of 30 years in the insurance industry.  I was asked to join the MSHL Board and liked the idea of being a part of a wonderful group helping our seniors.  My mother was lunch coordinator there for some years in the late 90’s and early 2000’s.

Alternates

Terry Dolhoff

July 2021 – June 2024

Eduardo Enriquez

2021-2024

MSHL Board of Directors Meetings are open to the public.  

Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday every month at 4pm in the senior center.

No meetings in December.