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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. 

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.

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Cindy Swope

Chair

July 2017 – June 2023

Steve Barney

Steve Barney

Vice Chair

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.

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Diane London

Secretary

July 2020 – June 2023

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

Ron Hasselbring

Treasurer

July 2016 – June 2022

My wife, Jan, and I have lived at our current Milan address since July 1972. We have raised two children, Cindy and Blake, who have gone through the Milan School system. We have two granddaughters. I graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in Accounting and the University of Michigan with an M.B.A. in Finance. I have had several jobs over a 50 year period, nearly all as an accountant. My last job was for the Great Lakes Commission in Ann Arbor as their financial person. I am active in my church where I currently serve as Missionary Treasurer. Also, I do some volunteer work at Aid in Milan as well as serve on the Board of Milan Seniors for Healthy Living. The most fun thing is delivering Meals on Wheels, which I currently do 5 days a week.
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Sallie Bancroft​

Director

Jan 2010 – June 2023

I was 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. in Ann Arbor – a job I really loved. I was married to my husband Dick in 1962 and was fortunate enough to be able to stay home to raise our two kids until school age. 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. Some of the other organizations I have been involved in were 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. However, my most favorite job for the past 18 years,has been to be active in my four grandkids lives!

Terry Dollhoff

Director

Dr. Eduardo Enriquez

Director

Jan 2010 – June 2023

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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.
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Janice Duval

I was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. When I was two years old my dad joined the military for better opportunities. My school years were very disconnected because of moving in and out of various school districts. There was no real continuity. What I learned in one school, was often repeated at the next school; so many areas of learning were missing. Thankfully, God gave me a great curiosity and I learned many things on my own by being an avid reader and self-motivated. I was an only child, so I had to be creative and resourceful. My parents and I traveled across the US and parts of Europe. In 1962 I met and married a military man. We spent 30 years in the military traveling across the US and around the world while raising our family. I was a stay-at-home mom, with an entrepreneurial spirit, so I was always dabbling in some sort of marketing venture. We have six children. I have seven. All are adults. We have 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. I gained education in various business fields including financial services where I was licensed as a Registered Securities Representative, carrying series 6 & 63 licenses. I am also licensed in Life and Health Insurance. In 2009 I enrolled in Global School of Ministry, through Cornerstone Church in Maumee, Ohio and spent five years in study. My majors were Kingdom Finance, Counseling and Deliverance. Currently I am in training for certification in, Heart Healing Prayer Ministry where I expect to pursue a ministry in Prayer Counseling and Heart Healing of traumatic events.

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.