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Our People

Make-A-Wish® Michigan seeks the best people to fulfill our vision of granting a wish for every medically eligible child. Every person who joins us commits to this vision — and uses it as a guide in every action.

From program services and operations to fundraising and brand advancement, every staff member fulfills a vital role in our mission.

President and CEO

Karen Davis
President and CEO

Make-A-Wish Staff

Dawn Antonelli
Donor Care & Gift Processing Coordinator

Hannah Bentley
Wish Coordinator

Megan Cadle
Wish Coordinator

Jennifer Cleary
Development Coordinator

Sherri Collins
Vice President of Marketing and Brand Advancement

Jennifer Connery
Chief Operating Officer

Erin Ehlers
Senior Development Officer, Events

Kierstynn Foster
Program Associate

Dawn Gall
Office Manager

Kedrin Gall
Development Officer, Wish-A-Mile Manager Rider Relations

Sue Hachem
Program Director

Ashley Hays
Communications and Outreach Manager

Marta Hoetger
Development Officer, Grants, PT

Stephanie Hoenig
Development Officer, Annual Fund

Pam Holtz
Wish Coordinator

Erica Hunt
Wish Coordinator

Alex Kaiser
HR & Special Projects Coordinator

Lauren Metzendorf
In-kind Manager, PT

Chris Music
Finance Manager

Kelli Jo Peltier
Development Officer, Wish-A-Mile Manager Logistics

Julie Pendell
Vice President of Development

Bob Raymond
Senior Development Officer, Corporate

Eric Rilko
Medical Outreach Manager

Julia Robins
Development Officer, Corporate Relations

Megan Rodgers
Development Officer, Southeast

Hanna Roszczenko
Volunteer Manager

Jessica Shafer
Executive Assistant

Jessica Shamie
Data & Information Services Manager

Christy Schulte
Communications and Public Relations Manager

Alissa Shipman
Senior Wish Coordinator

Nancy Spore
Vice President of Program Services

Emily Symko
Office Coordinator, PT

Mary Veltema
Referral and Medical Eligibility Manager

Ellie Wilcox
Leadership Giving Officer, West

Kylie Wodarski
Program Associate

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Latest Status Update

  • Today is World Wish Day – a day to celebrate Chris Greicius’ wish. His wish to be a policeman, granted on this day in 1980, inspired the founding of Make-A-Wish. Since that time, Make-A-Wish supporters have granted more than 415,000 wishes worldwide. Whether you donate, volunteer or refer kids for wishes, you turn imagination and vision into an experience that changes lives. Thank you for all you do. Join us in honoring our global community of supporters by thanking them or sharing your own story below!
Make-A-Wish® Michigan
7600 Grand River Avenue
Suite 175
Brighton, MI 48114
(734) 994-8620
Toll Free Michigan Only (800) 622-9474
Make-A-Wish® Michigan, Grand Rapids Office
648 Monroe Ave NW
Suite 104
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 363-4607
Toll Free (877) 631-9474