Starfish Family Services Adds Six New Board Members
Inkster-based Starfish Family Services (Starfish), a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating brighter futures for the children of at-risk families in metropolitan Detroit, is pleased to announce the addition of six community leaders to the 2012 Starfish Board of Directors: Dr. Daniel A.C. Frattarelli of Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center, Errol Hau of Freedom One Financial Group, retired automotive executive Bill Mitchell, Julie E. Robertson of Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn, Larry R. Shulman of Bodman, and retired Ford Motor Company executive AJ Wagner. Starfish Chief Executive Officer Ann Kalass made the announcement.
Daniel A.C. Frattarelli, a Canton resident, serves as Vice-Chief of the Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center Department of Pediatrics in Dearborn. An accomplished author, educator and active pediatric physician in the medical community, Frattarelli will provide Starfish with a great deal of support in its efforts to improve the health of young children in our community.
“We are extremely grateful to see so many business, health and community leaders step up to support the Starfish mission in such a substantial way,” said Kalass. “Each brings a unique skill set to the board and we are confident 2012 will be our strongest year yet. Our Board of Directors is the backbone of our strategic growth, and we look forward to utilizing its expertise to strengthen families and create brighter futures for children.”
Founded in 1963, Starfish Family Services is a community-based nonprofit organization serving thousands of vulnerable children and families annually in metro Detroit. Starfish’s passion is early childhood development. The organization strives every day to prepare young children for a successful start to school. Starfish programs and services uniquely recognize and respect the important role of parents and other caregivers in the long-term success of children. For more information, please visit www.starfishonline.org.