At the core of what we do at Hope Clinic is a simple mission.
We partner with you to make lives better through holistic care
Care + Prayer
In Jesus’ Name
We ask all of our staff and volunteers to read through the mission carefully and memorize it. Feel free to quiz anyone at Hope.
More importantly, however, is living it out. We want our mission partner with you to make lives better to be a lived reality. We love seeing people serving one another and seeing lives changed.
For us this is the real mark of success; when you impact lives for good! We look forward to partnering with you and seeing what happens when lives are truly transformed.
Everyone in our communities has the opportunity to serve and to be served, finding help + healing in the name of Christ. We address the need for systemic change serving one person at a time.
You want a community in which every person knows where and how they can serve and where and how they can get help. You wouldn't have signed up to volunteer with us otherwise. Thank you!
You are now a part of making that vision come to pass.
We confront Despair
The reality is there are a lot of people who are hurting. In our community poverty has ravished many families this can create cycles of poverty that rob people of their dignity and self-worth.
Too often the size of a problem can be paralyzing. People look at the vastness of a problem and feel helpless.
Just because something is hard, however, doesn't mean it's impossible. It's not right for people to sit back and do nothing. That creates a kind of spiritual poverty in people. They become more and more inward-focused and isolated.
We are taking on that despair and replacing it with hope.
Our organization was born out of the tears of people who had hearts that broke over the poverty they saw in their community and out of a conviction that things didn't have to stay that way. For 37 years we have been showing up in the forgotten corners of our community and have brought hope. We've empowered people who felt overwhelmed by emensity of the problem and guided them to find small things they could do with great love, and over time that has made a big difference.
Last year, for example, we met over 38,000 requests for help. All those small things have made a big difference in thousands of lives here in south-east Michigan.
518 Harriet Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone: (734) 484-2989
Wayne Clinic Location
33608 Palmer Rd
Westland, MI 48105
Phone: (734) 710 - 6688
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Publications and Documentations
990 FORMS & AUDIT
Take a look at our 990s. We're very proud of how we manage our resources. We post our tax forms here to make it easy for you to take a look too.
We want to keep you in the loop with what we did each year. Review our annual reports here.
We try to keep our partners up to date with what's going on. Take a look at our back-issues here.
Logo Policy: You can find a folder with our logo files here. Please contact Hope Clinic if you intend to use our files so that we can unsure the use is consistent with our brand and permissions.
M. Douglas Campbell
Doug is a native of Detroit who left to study Art History at Kenyon College in Ohio. While there, he began to truly explore his own faith and beliefs. This began a journey that would eventually lead him to love and serve Jesus Christ, a decision that would change his life forever. It was while he was working as a development officer in Ohio that he first started feeling called to ministry. Following the call, Doug enrolled at Princeton Theological Seminary.
As part of his seminary formation, Doug spent a year in Scotland as a student minister. The church he was serving appreciated him so much that they invited him to remain as a full-time pastor for one year. He and his wife Emily, who is also a pastor, moved to Scotland where what was initially one year quickly became ten. During that time, Doug and Emily welcomed their two girls into their family. Doug also became the development officer for the Scottish Bible Society, an organization that works so that all people around the world have access to affordable Bibles in their own language. Eventually he was appointed their Chief Executive, a position he served for over seven years.
Doug and his family returned to the states where he has served as a consultant to non-profits and as an interim pastor in various churches across Metro Detroit. Since coming to Hope, he has shared how impressed he is with the staff and volunteers and how their ministry in the name of Christ offers real hope to everyone in need. He is looking forward to building relationships with all the members of Hope’s community. Whether he is in the lobby, one of the clinics, or in his own office, he is always excited to meet new people.
Director of Community Engagement
A seasoned entrepreneur, innovator and educator; Billy Kangas is a loves to connect people with purpose. He has spent the last 15 years working at the intersection of faith and service at both the local and national level. He has led churches, non-profits, start-ups, and ministries. He has written, spoken and taught widely issues related to faith, justice, and mission. He has a pastoral approach and a community first ideology.
His academic research focuses on how prayer, ritual, worship and liturgy impact community life and social action. Billy lives in Ypsilanti, Mi with his wife and 3 boys.
Billy oversees the volunteer team, community relations team, Church relations team and communications team at Hope Clinic.
Fun Fact: Billy was a co-founder of Cultivate Coffee & Taphouse in Ypsilanti
anne Marie gill, SHRM-SCP
Director of Operations and Human Resources
Anne Marie is a passionate lover of Jesus (not like these other goofs) who has dedicated her life to serving God’s people. She has ministered to all ages, as youth minister, children programs coordinator, retreat leader., public speaker, jail minister, adult spiritual formator, director of programs. Earning two Masters Degrees in Theology Anne Marie also taught on the University level. Throughout her years of service she has always made a priority to help those most in need wherever she has lived.
Anne Marie is a native of the Buckeye State and proud of it…at least this year! She moved to the Ypsilanti area in 2011 and has gratefully been a staff member at Hope since. Most recently Anne Marie earned the Society of Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional certification.
Fun fact: Anne Marie has a sweet puppy named Princess who has to be reminded quite regularly that she is in fact only a princess and not the queen!
Director of Development
Patti has spent her career establishing, fostering and expanding corporate relationships with key partners across SE Michigan as well as creating and executing strategy for large-scale, premier fundraising events.
She approaches her work with an attitude of servant leadership putting the needs of others before her own. Before coming to Hope Patti worked doing development for over 20 years at the National MS Society, Michigan Theological Seminary, and at March of Dimes .
Fun Fact: Patti's favorite hangout buddy is her dog Jake
Director of Finance and Administrative Services
Brian is a Not-for-Profit Finance and Operations Executive with demonstrated success in delivering on the mission of the organization by providing leadership across the broad spectrum of Finance & Accounting,Investments, Human Resources, Operations, Technology, and Grant management. At Hope Clinic he oversees finances and administration. In his free time he loves to spend time with his ever-increasing grandchildren.
Sheila Collins – Volunteer Coordinator
Andrew Mast - Church Relations
Jon Stella - Weekend Encounters Liaison
Helen Criglar - Receptionist
Emmeline Weinert — Communications Manager
Molly Bell - Director, Major Gifts and Grants
Andrea Best – IT Support Associate
Regina (Gina) Czupinski – Donor/Grant Associate
Debbie Proctor – Receptionist
Emmeline Weinert – Food Manager
Ypsilanti Medical Clinic
Karen Adams Office Manager
Miriam Brown – Office Manager
Amy Lang, RN – Pharmacy Coordinator
Alice O’Donnell, RN – Referral Nurse
Jean Cederna, MD – Medical Director
Ann Marie Peterson – Medical Clinics Manager
Julie Brown, RN – Patient Support Services
Mary Horning, RN – Nurse Coordinator
Wayne Medical Clinic
Ann Marie Peterson – Medical Clinics Manager
Lisa Albright – Office Manager
Cheryl McIntosh – Patient Advocate
Kevin Deighton, MD – Medical Director (volunteer)
Barbara Soyster, MD – Medical Director (volunteer)
Janet Brooks, RN - Clinic Services Coordinator
Care + Prayer
Susan Starwas – Client Advocate
Marita Nitkiewicz – Care Specialist
Denese Brown, MSW – Social Work Manager
Julie Leonard, LCSW – Clinical Social Worker
Melissa Bower – Dental Clinic Manager and Dental Assistant
Alexandria Schulz – Hygienist
Camille Wells – Receptionist
Chloe Holmes – Receptionist
Kevin Sloan, DDS – Dental Director (volunteer)
Ali Nikoo, DDS – Staff Dentist
Alana Hedges – Hygienist/Dental Assistant
Denise Toomasian – Hygienist
Board of Directors
Dcn. Dan Foley - President – Deacon Dan is a retired executive and attorney who held positions at Masco Corporation, Domino’s Pizza, and TSM Computing Group among others. He serves as a deacon at Christ the King Catholic Church and is active in their Upper Room ministry. Deacon Dan has served on a variety of charitable and professional boards and is currently Chairman of the Board of Renewal Ministries.
Rick Hendricks, CPA – Vice Presedent
Rick is a CPA who recently retired as a partner with Rehmann, a regional accounting and wealth management firm. Over his 43 year working career he also held partner positions with Deloitte and Wright Griffin Davis. He is currently the president of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra and also serves in a leadership position at Christ the King Catholic Church in Ann Arbor.
Andy Arizala - Treasurer – In 2005 Andy retired from owning and operating a small software company that specialized in developing financial software for small local governments. Since then he has been active at Hope as a volunteer handyman, member of the Board, and Treasurer of the Board. He also serves on the Ways and Means and Audit committees of the Board.
Andy is a long-time members of St. Luke Lutheran Church at the University Lutheran Chapel site. Dr. Dan Heffernan served as their family physician before he founded Hope Medical Clinic. Andy and his late wife, Anne, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2015, and they have two children and five grandchildren.
Dorothy Elliott, RN – Secretary – While Dottie has worked as a medical transcriptionist since 2014, most of her professional career was spent in nursing. When she was on the University of Michigan School of Nursing faculty, Dottie learned about Hope Clinic as part of an assignment she gave to her students. This planted the seed for her to someday be involved in Hope’s work.
That time came when Dottie retired from U-M in 2008, and Hope’s executive director asked if she would consider joining Hope’s board. Dottie’s love for the Lord and desire to do volunteer work for a Christian non-profit led her to accept the invitation. When not carrying out her duties as Board Secretary, Dottie may often be found serving at two area churches—Ann Arbor Christian Reformed and Knox Presbyterian.
Jennifer Baird – Jen is a serial entrepreneur who has led several Michigan-based healthcare technology startups. Currently, she is the Founder and CEO of Fifth Eye Inc., a company developing software that performs analytics on patient data. Earlier in her career, Jen worked in the fields of commercial banking, technology development, and life science research. She received her MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a BA degree from the University of Michigan.
Jen considers it a privilege to serve on Hope’s board. She notes that “God’s passion for serving the poor is a Biblical imperative, and Hope Clinic is a place where patients/clients, volunteers, and staff all come together in such a wonderful way to promote health, wholeness, and dignity for all involved.” Jen is a member of 242 Community Church.
Jill Fenske, MD – Jill is a family physician who sees patients at the University of Michigan Chelsea Health Center, where she also serves as medical director. She has been a volunteer at Hope Clinic since 2007. Jill and her family are members of the Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church. She appreciates the holistic approach to health at Hope Clinic and loves seeing the care and kindness shared by clients and volunteers each day.
Rev. Victoria James – Victoria was ordained a minister in 1981 and has served as the pastor of Ekklesia Fellowship Ministries in Ypsilanti since 2000. She was born and raised in Ypsilanti and is a wife and the mother of eight children. Victoria is also an educator and has served as both an instructor and associate dean at Washtenaw Technical Middle College in Ann Arbor.
Before joining Hope’s board, Victoria had worked with Hope Clinic as part of the ministry team. She says, “My service to Hope allows me to serve my community and express my true love for Christ and for people—what a joy!”
Alonzo Lewis - Alonzo is Chief Operating Officer of Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital Ann Arbor. Prior to joining St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, he served as vice president, Women and Children’s Services and Business Development at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. He has been active with many community organizations. He earned his bachelor’s degree and his Master of Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan. Alonzo and his wife Suzanne attend NorthRidge Church.
Lynn Stella – Lynn is a retired Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, having worked in Ann Arbor and in Detroit, where she was on the faculty of the HFH/UofD/Mercy School of Anesthesia.
She has been an avid supporter of our community on many levels. Lynn was a prior board member of the philanthropic arm of Catholic Social Services, involved with Hope Clinic International, ArborWoman, and she continues to be an active volunteer on the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Development Committee, highlighted by chairmanship of the SJMH ’15 Holiday Ball raising over $1 million for expansion of their new cancer center.
Lynn has been involved at Hope Clinic for many years and from 2009-2012, she and her husband, Phil, helped to co-chair the “Campaign for One Hope”, raising $3 million, allowing for the relocation and expansion of Hope facilities to the one central campus it is today.
Lynn and Phil have 5 children and 1 grandchild. They are members of St. Mary’s Student Chapel, Ann Arbor. Lynn says that it is an honor and privilege to serve on the board of this worthy organization, carrying out its mission of serving those most in need in our community.
Kathy Weber, CDA, RDA, BAS – Professionally, Kathy is the Director of the Dental Assisting Program at Washtenaw Community College where she has taught since 1986. She also serves as President of the Aprill Family Foundation.
Kathy finds being involved at Hope Clinic to be truly rewarding. She says, “It’s a way for me to give back to help those less fortunate in our community. Hope is a place where all Christians have the opportunity to give of their time and resources. The many programs and services Hope offers make a significant difference in the lives of ‘God’s Beloved Poor’ as Dr. Dan would say. I feel good helping and giving back. As God has blessed me, I wish to bless others.”
Kathy has been a life-long member of Zion Lutheran Church in Ann Arbor. As a child she was baptized and confirmed at Zion. As a young adult, she was married at Zion. When her sons were young she taught both Sunday school and Vacation Bible School and served on Zion’s Youth Board. Currently Kathy serves as a Minister of the Table, an usher, and a member of Zion’s Endowment Board.