The Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning

Madelin Pound House in sunlight

Our Advisory Boards voice the needs, concerns, and ideas of community members, students and faculty as they relate to the mission and work of the Ginsberg Center. Through regular meetings, the Boards provide input to Ginsberg Center staff regarding programs, initiatives, and direction of the Center. Throughout their time on the Board, members promote the ideals of the Ginsberg Center, and represent Ginsberg at the University and beyond.


Community Advisory Board

The goal of the Community Advisory Board is to benefit from feedback and insight from a broad set of community champions to assist the Ginsberg Center in advancing mutually beneficial partnerships between the University of Michigan and the community. The Community Advisory Board helps to support the Ginsberg Center’s aim in creating stronger relationships between the community and the University of Michigan, in order to increase capacity, improve quality of life, and/or solve problems facing social sector institutions or groups in the community. Made up of community advocates, non-profit leaders and government officials from across Washtenaw County, the Community Advisory Board meets formally twice a year.  

Community Advisory Board Members

  • Abbey Davis, Ann Arbor YMCA
  • Alan Oman, Washtenaw Intermediate School District
  • Andrea Traskos, Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw
  • Bill O’Reilly, Chelsea Senior Center
  • Christine Crockett, Old Fourth Ward Association, Ann Arbor  Historical Foundation
  • Dayna Brimley, Washtenaw County Health Department
  • Derrick Jackson, Washtenaw Sheriff’s Office
  • Jacob Singer, Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County
  • Jason Frenzel, Huron River Watershed Council, Washtenaw Area  Volunteer Coordinators
  • Jessica Ashmore, Washtenaw County Trial Court - Juvenile Division
  • Jessie McShane, Child Care Network Jim McGuire, Area Agency on Aging 1-B
  • Lauren Brandt, Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley
  • Linda Edwards-Brown, Community Leader
  • Margy Long, Washtenaw Success By 6 Great Start Collaborative
  • Marta Larson, Northfield’s Human Services
  • Nancy Shore, Ann Arbor Public Schools
  • Pam Smith, United Way of Washtenaw County
  • Rhonda Fields, Girls on the Run of Southeastern Michigan
  • Rhonda Weathers, SOS Community Services
  • Taryn Gal, Michigan Organization on Adolescent Sexual Health (MOASH)
  • Teresa Duhl, Freedom House Detroit

Student Advisory Board

The Student Advisory Board is composed of 15-21 student leaders representing multiple identities, diverse experiences, and a range of involvement in student organizations (particularly those that focus on service, advocacy, and/or political activism) at the University of Michigan. Members are selected through an application process in the winter term.

Student Advisory Board Members

  • Adrianna Ackerman
  • Ananya Sridharan
  • Anezka Kovarik
  • Benjamin Schuster
  • Chloe Hale
  • Cindy Huang
  • Colleen Tacubao
  • Courtney Mellios
  • Dana Berkowitz
  • Daniel Mishins
  • Derek Ge
  • Emily Zhuetlin
  • Eric Kayden
  • Evangeline Yeh
  • Hanna Groenke
  • Helen Woolcock
  • Kaia Tien
  • Kaitlyn Colyer
  • Kathleen Hurley
  • Lucille Rosenthal
  • Nayla Zylberberg
  • Nina Pantoja
  • Peter Chen
  • Tawiah Yalley
  • Vanessa Dinh

Faculty Advisory Board

The Faculty Advisory Board is comprised of 8-12 faculty who provide advice and feedback, and broaden the Ginsberg Center’s engagement with faculty across campus to advance its role as a Community Engagement Center for the social sector.  The Board’s work plan emphasizes translating needs and priorities defined by the community into potential research questions and agendas, and teaching opportunities; and convening conversations, learning communities and collaborations around them.

Faculty Advisory Board Members