Hope’s haven community of help directly provides or partners to deliver holistic (physical, mental, spiritual) care for those in need.
Hope Clinic provides no-cost healthcare for those without insurance or who can only afford catastrophic care coverage. What makes Hope Clinic different is the love and support with which we surround our clients. Our programs provide care for the whole person. People come hurting and leave healed in body, spirit and soul.
To be a haven where people find a community of healing, wellness and help through hope in Christ.
Every year hope serves thousands of individuals in south-east Michigan.
Depending on God’s grace, we provide with dignity, respect and at no cost to our clients: food and social services; medical and dental care; and community behavioral health services while partnering with other agencies to ensure holistic care.
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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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
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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.
Miriam Brown – Receptionist
Andrew Mast – Church Relations
Andrea Best – IT Support Associate
Regina (Gina) Czupinski – Donor/Grant Associate
Debbie Proctor – Receptionist
Food & Volunteers
Mary Dekker – Basic Needs Manager & Volunteer Coordinator
Ypsilanti Medical Clinic:
Karen Adams Office Manager
Anne Davis – Office Manager
Amy Lang, RN – Pharmacy Coordinator
Jenny Rykowski, 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 – Office Manager
Kevin Deighton, MD – Medical Director (volunteer)
Barbara Soyster, MD – Medical Director (volunteer)
Social Work Department:
Susan Starwas – Client Advocate
Marita Nitkiewicz – Care Specialist
Denese Brown, MSW – Social Work Manager
Julie Leonard, LCSW – Clinical Social Worker
Melissa Bower – Dental Assistant
Alexandria Schulz – Hygienist
Camille Wells – Receptionist
Chloe Holmes – Receptionist
Kevin Sloan, DDS – Dental Director (volunteer)
Ali Nikoo, DDS – Staff Dentist
Philnita Tolbert, DDS – Staff Dentist
Alana Hedges – Hygienist/Dental Assistant
Denise Toomasian – Hygienist
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.
Vice President – Cathy first served on the Board in the very early days of Hope Clinic, before she was hired as Hope’s first paid staff member and executive director in 1990. Before coming to Hope, Cathy had worked in the social work and housing fields, including serving as the first executive director of the Shelter Association of Ann Arbor. By the time she retired as Hope’s executive director in 2014, Hope Clinic had grown from a Saturday morning walk-in medical clinic to the multi-service agency that it is today.
Cathy considers Hope Clinic to be a place of miracles, and people should expect miracles to take place at Hope. She has seen many times how the Lord guides, inspires, and provides for the needs of Hope Clinic. After retiring, Cathy returned to the Hope Board in 2014 and also serves on the ArborVitae Board. She is a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Ypsilanti.
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 currently the CEO of Accio Energy, Inc., a company involved in wind energy generation. She also leads Sonetics Ultrasound, Inc., an early-stage medical ultrasound company that she co-founded. 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.
Andy French – Andy is the President of Aubree’s Flagstar, the franchising company for Aubree’s Pizzeria and Grill. The restaurant company has expanded significantly since Andy’s parents founded the original Aubree’s in Ypsilanti’s Depot Town in the 1970s. Andy serves on the Board of Directors of the Michigan Restaurant Association and is an advisory committee member of the Ypsilanti Area Community Fund. He has volunteered at Hope Clinic since 2007 and has served on the Hope Board since 2011. Andy and his family are members of First United Methodist Church in Ann Arbor.
Rick Hendricks – 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.
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!”
Kevin Sloan, DDS, MS – Kevin is a dentist in private practice in Ann Arbor. He received his DDS from the University of Michigan in 1982 and his MS in Crown and Bridge Prosthodontics from the same school. He started his career as an assistant professor in the Department of Crown and Bridge at U-M. In addition to teaching, Kevin began his private practice in Ann Arbor and eventually left the university to focus on his practice.
Kevin began volunteering at Hope in 1991 to help start the Hope Dental Clinic, which opened its doors in 1994. Kevin has been volunteering in various capacities at Hope Clinic ever since.
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 – 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.