MEET THE HFM STAFF
Susan Fenters Lerch
Susan Fenters Lerch is an accomplished leader who has served in the non-profit sector for more than three decades. Sue joined HFM as the Executive Director in June 2014; however she came to this role having previously served as the HFM Associate Director from 1983-1996. As the Executive Director Susan is responsible for statewide patient educational programming and advocacy services and also serves as the Great Lakes and Region V-East Hemophilia Treatment Centers’ Regional Director.
In 1997 Sue joined Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan as President and CEO until 2010 when she launched Autism Alliance of Michigan, served as the lead consultant in implementing World AIDS Day Detroit, initiated the Hospice of Michigan Foundation and created Bring Joy consulting services.
Sue and her husband, Dan, have two grown children and are grandparents to Charlie and Margeaux Elise, the most adorable children ever – of course! Sue and Dan, together with their puppy, Chip, reside in Ann Arbor.
Sue Adkins, RN
Sue Adkins assists with regional hemophilia treatment center programming such as the Great Lakes Region Annual meeting and statewide Hemophilia Treatment Center meetings. She also assists with HFM consumer programing and camping programs. She just completed a Dartmouth Coaching program in the hopes of assisting HTCs in quality improvement programs. Prior to coming to HFM she worked as a nurse at Michigan State University Center for Bleeding and Clotting Disorders for over 30 years. Sue sponsored a yearly golf outing in her home area for 13 years to raise money for HFM camping programs. She enjoys gardening, golfing, playing with her pets and spending time with her 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Sharon Ceci is HFM’s Director of Finance and oversees the many aspects of finance, human resources and office operations. Prior to HFM, Sharon worked for the United Way of Genessee County as their Director of Finance & Human Resources for three years. Prior to that, she worked for Make-A-Wish© Michigan as their Chief Operating Officer for 10 years. Although Sharon has worked in the non-profit sector for the past 15 years, she is no stranger to the corporate world. Sharon worked for Domino’s Pizza Headquarters for 13 years, 11 of those years as Vice President of Marketing Finance.
Sharon holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management and Finance from Cleary University and a Master’s certificate in Human Resources from Eastern Michigan University.
Sharon loves spending time with her grandchildren. She and her husband have four grown children and live in Brighton.
Meghan Mair Crosslin
Saydi Davis, LLMSW
Saydi has a master’s degree in social work from the University of Michigan School of Social Work. Saydi focuses her social work practice on community change to achieve sustainable, equitable, comprehensive, and accessible health care for everyone. Prior to joining HFM, she worked with various nonprofits to develop and foresee programs to advance social justice. She currently instructs yoga for individuals and families impacted by substance use disorders, and therapeutic yoga classes for those struggling with grief and loss in Washtenaw County. Saydi adores being surrounded by her family, friends, her cats, Opal & Dale, and her husband, Carson.
Gwyn Hulswit, MA
Gwyn Hulswit is HFM’s Associate Director and is responsible for working with industry partners as well as individuals, foundations and businesses to support the work of HFM. With more than a decade in the philanthropic sector, Gwyn is passionately committed to connecting donors to the programs and services HFM provides to the bleeding disorder community. Prior to joining HFM, Gwyn worked in Resource Development at SafeHouse Center and also served in Student Affairs at the University of Michigan. If you are interested in holding a fundraiser to support HFM or would like to talk about the difference you can make in supporting HFM through an event or a donation, please contact Gwyn.
David L. Kaumeyer, EdD
David Kaumeyer is HFM’s Manager of Finance and Operations assisting in the management of finance, human resources and office operations. Prior to working at HFM, David worked as a financial analyst in accounting controls and general accounting for United Technologies in the automotive products division. Subsequently, he worked for thirty years in various business office management roles in large Michigan public school districts. During his 22 year tenure in the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools he served as both Assistant Director and Director of Finance. Most recently, David served as the Senior Executive Director of Business and Operations for the Wayne-Westland Community Schools. Additionally, he is an Adjunct Professor of Accounting at Walsh College.
David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Atmospheric Science from The University of Michigan College of Engineering, a Master of Business Administration degree in Managerial Economics and Finance from the Graduate School of Management at The University of Michigan-Dearborn and a Doctor of Education degree from The University of Michigan School of Education.
In his free time, David is an avid walker and enjoys travel, cooking, swimming, skating and spending time with family and friends. He is a long time resident of Plymouth.
Angellica “Gelli” Kelley, BSN, RN (any pronouns)
Angellica “Gelli” Kelley is the Associate Camp Director and Program Services Manager for HFM. Prior to joining HFM, Angellica was a Hematology/Oncology nurse, which provided her with invaluable experience working with patients impacted by chronic health concerns. She has type 1 von Willebrand Disease and became involved with HFM Eagle Journeys as a camper in 2012. Angellica went on to work as a counselor at HFM camping programs, eventually obtaining roles as head counselor and CIT director at Camp Bold Eagle where she developed a passion for encouraging the growth of leaders in the camp community. Angellica prioritizes compassionate care, inclusivity, and acceptance in all that she does.
Shari Luckey, MA
Shari Luckey is a long-time member of the hemophilia community. Her older brother Jim Wilson, attended the first ever Camp Bold Eagle, as a child. She is the mother of four children with bleeding disorders. Shari is passionate about helping those in the community that are struggling most. In 2008 she started the Great Lakes Inhibitor Support Network for families affected by inhibitors, like her oldest son. She is passionate about women affected by bleeding disorders, as she and her twin daughters are all affected, and is active in helping to educate and raise awareness about the unique challenges women with bleeding disorders face. In 2010, Shari and her family adopted their youngest son from China, who has severe hemophilia. Since that time, she has been advocating for orphans with hemophilia, bringing attention to each child and advocating to find forever families for them. She is a part of a growing network of families that provide information and support for families considering, or in the process of, adopting a child with hemophilia.
Carrie McCulloch is HFM’s Development Director. She is passionate about finding meaningful and memorable ways to engage the bleeding disorders community and industry partners. Carrie graduated from the University of Michigan-Dearborn with a bachelor’s degree in history and has a certificate in project management. Carrie often indulges her love of organization by finding new ways to streamline established systems and practices. Prior to HFM, Carrie was employed as a Wish Coordinator for Make-A-Wish Michigan, and as a Community Manager at the American Cancer Society. She resides in Grand Rapids with her husband and two sons.
Travis Miller, MEd
Travis Miller works as an Associate Camp Director/Program Services Manager, assisting in organizing camp programs and coordinating other HFM services. He graduated from Ohio University with a master’s degree in secondary education and a bachelor’s in history. Travis is passionate about education and creating inclusive environments for learning and growth, at camp and in the classroom. Prior to joining HFM, he taught social studies in Hawaii. Travis also has severe hemophilia A and first met the HFM team as a 14-year-old camper. He went on to volunteer at Camp Bold Eagle from 2010 to 2016.
Laura Olson is HFM’s Database Manager and Project Coordinator. Prior to HFM, Laura worked at Make-A-Wish© Michigan for 14 years, most recently as Operations Manager. She also worked as the Business Manager at Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit. Having worked for non-profit organizations most of her professional life, Laura is highly skilled in assisting with many facets of operational support. Laura and her husband have four grown children, and live in Lansing.
Zach is HFM’s Advocacy and Policy Manager. He comes to us with over 5 years of policy and advocacy experience from his time working at several non-profit organizations. Zach holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Roanoke College in Salem, VA, and a Master of Public Policy from Northeastern University in his hometown of Boston, MA. He has lived in Ann Arbor for the past year and has enjoyed exploring all that Michigan has to offer. Zach looks forward to joining HFM and using his advocacy experience to improve access to care for Michiganders living with bleeding disorders.
Kaite Scott, LLMSW (she/her)
Kaite Scott joins the HFM team after spending much of her professional life serving children and families in various capacities ranging from early childhood programming, social justice education, and Clinical Infant Mental Health therapy at Washtenaw County Community Mental Health. In these roles, Kaite strived to empower families, assisted in removing barriers, and facilitated meaning-making experiences for individuals. She hopes to bring this same energy and spirit into her role as Social Work and Program Services Manager at HFM. Kaite previously was a camp counselor at Camp Bold Eagle, where she was moved and inspired by the relationships that existed throughout the bleeding disorder community and the positive, magical experiences that were created and offered to the campers. Katie has a master’s degree in social work from Eastern Michigan University and a bachelor of applied arts in child development from Central Michigan University.
Patrice Thomas, MS, MSW
Patrice Thomas has been a social worker and health educator for over 20 years. She has worked with a wide variety of populations and health issues, ranging from HIV/AIDS, sexual health education, and life skills training, to wellness programs with teens and young adults. She brings passion for social justice and respect for the innate wisdom of every person to her work with the bleeding disorder community. Patrice joined the National Hemophilia Foundation in January of 2010 as a Manager of Education, where she worked on programs for women and those with VWD. Patrice now works at the Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan as Program Services Director where she oversees educational outreach and support services for the Michigan bleeding disorder community. Patrice would love to hear from you!
Travis Tussing, JD
Tim Wicks is the Camp and Youth Services Director for the Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan. He is responsible for the year-round components of Camp Bold Eagle, Eagle Outpost, Eagle Expedition, Eagle Quest, Eagles Nest and the Counselor-In-Training (CIT) program. In addition to camp, Tim coordinates other youth programs including Teen Retreat and Bleeder & a Buddy and oversees the audio/visual needs at HFM conferences.
Tim has worked with HFM as a camp staff member since 2000. He also has severe hemophilia A.