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Education Advocates
Heather Eckner

Heather Eckner

Heather Eckner is the founder and Executive Director of A2IDEAS. She holds a BS in Accounting from the Pennsylvania State University and MA in Education from Ursuline College. Heather has…

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Board of Directors
Adriana Rodriguez – Board Chair

Adriana Rodriguez – Board Chair

Adriana Rodriguez has a JD from Georgetown University Law Center and a BA from the University of Notre Dame. Her professional experience includes advocating for at-risk youth and human rights…

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Don Wilkerson – Board Vice Chair

Don Wilkerson – Board Vice Chair

Don Wilkerson is an actively engaged educational advocate within the Ann Arbor community.  He understands the foundational power education holds in shaping one’s future and has worked to ensure all…

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Jim Keller – Treasurer

Jim Keller – Treasurer

Jim Keller and his wife, Mary Ellen Hoy, recently moved from Pittsburgh to Ann Arbor, MI in order to be closer to their daughter, her husband, and three grandchildren. Until…

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Renae Phelps – Member At Large

Renae Phelps – Member At Large

Renae Phelps has over 19 years working as a consultant for Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting. She received a BA in Marketing from Eastern Michigan University with a focus in…

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Guy Suter – Member At Large

Guy Suter – Member At Large

Guy Suter has been involved with starting technology companies for over twenty years, since his freshman year in college. He’s a two-time college drop out who’s enthusiastic about learning and…

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Kathy Perry – Member At Large

Kathy Perry – Member At Large

Kathy Perry earned her bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and her master's degree from the University of New Orleans. She is currently a private academic tutor and associate educational…

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Volunteer Staff
Susannah Keller – Intake Coordinator

Susannah Keller – Intake Coordinator

Susannah Keller has spent the past two decades working with young children and their families in a variety of capacities. She holds an M. Ed., with an emphasis on “Risk…

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Kimberly Crawford – Program & Policy Coordinator

Kimberly Crawford – Program & Policy Coordinator

Kimberly Crawford is a special education advocate with A2IDEAS. She has a J.D. from Southwestern Law School, which she earned while working for a criminal defense firm in Los Angeles.…

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Sarah Hunt – Special Events Coordinator

Sarah Hunt – Special Events Coordinator

Sarah Hunt is awesome for helping A2IDEAS with planning and organizing events to support the mission of our organization. She is an active member of her community having served for…

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LaTerricka Osborne – Project Manager

LaTerricka Osborne – Project Manager

LaTerricka is currently a student at Eastern Michigan University studying Psychology with a minor in Communication. She joins A2IDEAS through the Community Work Study Program and serves as a Project…

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Advisory Council

Matthew Laurin – Marketing & Information Technology

Stephanie Leiser, PhD. – Public Policy

Patricia Memmott, MSI – Information & Resource Specialist

Denise Pairent Diaz – Decoding Dyslexia-MI, Communications & Design

 

Immediate Past Chair – Mary Duerksen