The Faces of MSHL



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.


Beverly Robinson

Lead Resource Advocate

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.


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


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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Maxine Tewsley

Director of Programming

Maxine’s passion has always been people. After obtaining a B.A. in Advocacy and Social Change at Loyola University Chicago, Maxine returned home to Milan and joined the MSHL team. Maxine believes wellness comes in many forms: whether it be enjoying a good meal with good company, playing a card game with friends, or exercising to start the day. Maxine is grateful to serve as the Director of Programming for MSHL in the community which she loves dearly. 

Outside of MSHL, you can find Maxine teaching dance, reading on her porch, or watching her favorite show. Maxine also serves on The Cameron Boyce Foundation Community Advisory Board; a group of young people working to make life easier for folks living with epilepsy.

Sherrie Schwartz

Kitchen Production

Amy T. Landingham

Financial Consultant

Amy has spent 29 years in medical and dental practice management, with her primary focus on finances. In addition, she stays busy doing bookkeeping for other companies, primarily non-profit organizations.

When not busy with her teenager’s activities, Amy enjoys volunteering. In the past she has been on the board of education in Milan, is a founding member of ARC Milan, and was on the board of directors for Homeschoolers of Ann Arbor. 


Angela Thomas

Strategic Assistant

Born and raised in Milan, I left as a young adult but found my way home once I had kids of my own. I love our community. I was the Board President of Aid in Milan for 4 years (2018-2021). I have a passion for helping our community thrive. I have a 20yr old daughter in the Army, stationed in S. Korea and a soon to be 10yr old son at Symons Elementary School. I am also a local Realtor. When I am not working you can find me at a kids sport, riding my motorcycle or working in my yard. 

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.

Steve Barney

Steve Barney


July 2021 – June 2024

We moved to Milan in 1975 and have lived in the Milan and Saline area since. I’m a retired Human Resources professional who worked primarily at Ford Motor Company during my career. In that capacity, I held various management positions at plant, divisional staff and corporate locations, including an international service assignment in Canada.
We have very much enjoyed living in Milan and the surrounding area. Sue, my wife, was a teacher in Milan schools for 35 years, and our children attended Milan schools from elementary through graduation. I cherish the friendships that we have formed with people in the community. Many of those were made originally as a member of the Milan Jaycees as we worked on various community projects. In the Jaycees, I held a number of offices including a term as president of Chapter. We have also been active in Peoples Presbyterian Church since arriving in Milan. As an Elder, I’ve chaired the Personnel and Stewardship Committees and enjoy working on mission projects through the church.

Terry Dollhoff

Vice Chair

Chris Wetzler



Diane London


July 2023 – June 2026

Diane grew up in Milan and graduated from Milan High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University and retired from a rewarding career as a registered nurse after 45 years of service in a variety of disciplines and hospitals. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for MSHL, Diane volunteers her expertise as a Resource Advocate. She helps clients navigate health care concerns, providing needed resources, and more. She is an elected elder and active member of Peoples Presbyterian Church in Milan. One of her favorite hobbies is researching her ancestry. Diane also loves to travel, and has been to 46 states, including Hawaii and Alaska. “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10

Matt West


John Schauer


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James Giordani


Although I was born and live in Ann Arbor, I’m quickly learning I have a second home in Milan! I received my Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan with a focus on older adult tech literacy, learning and discovering ways to better quality of living and extend independence of older adults using computers, phones, and other technology. It was a really neat way to blend my IT background with my passion for working with older adults. Now I run a small business which teaches tech skills and provides in-home tech support to folks in southeast Michigan. For fun, I love to play soccer, diddle on my cello, and I’m getting more and more into yoga.

Cindy Swope



Josh Kofflin

Josh Kofflin, graduated from Milan in 2010, went to play football at Olivet College, and graduated from there in 2015. He has done various service work projects. Member of City Council, His a part Moving Milan Forward, Knights of Columbus among other nonprofits in the local area. He enjoys the Bling Pig concert venue for artists and he is a fan of the outdoors.

Milan City Council Liaison

Shannon Dare-Wayne

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.