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.”
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, endure compliance with legal and financial requirements, and enforce our ethical guidelines.
Jan 2010 – June 2022
July 2017 – June 2023
July 2016 – June 2022
July 2020 – June 2023
Jan 2010 – June 2023
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.
July 2021 – June 2024
Oct 2015 – June 2022
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.
July 2021 – June 2024
July 2021 – June 2014
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.