Our Board

Gary Bruder

Gary Bruder
Attorney, Bruder PLC

I joined Avalon’s Board to serve those in need and to make our community a more just and welcoming place to live.

Cryss Campbell

Crystal Campbell
Public Information Officer, Washtenaw County

Avalon is doing important work. As a Board member, I want to learn more about that work and about how I can help the organization continue to create equitable systems for the some of the most vulnerable folks in our area.

Jim Grosh

Jim Grosh
Business Manager, Zingerman’s Roadhouse

I serve on Avalon’s Board for the opportunity, at least in some small way, to support Avalon’s mission and incredible staff.

Ryan Henyard

Ryan Henyard
Director, Faculty and Education Initiatives, Association of American Medical Colleges

In my professional and community roles, I seek to build community and alleviate suffering by addressing root causes of harm in our society; Avalon is an organization that has a long history of providing safety and security for vulnerable neighbors. I love having an opportunity to contribute to this worthy work (as a Board member).

Barbara Kressler

Barbara Kessler
Mediator, Kessler Mullkoff and Hooberman, Retired

I serve on Avalon’s board because its mission aligns with my personal values. Our impact on members of the Avalon community is often life-changing, and it spreads beyond us to transform our greater community.

Jeremy Lapedis

Jeremy Lapedis
Executive Director, Washtenaw Health Plan

I serve on Avalon’s Board because there is no greater feeling than to have a home where you feel safe and secure. Avalon’s mission is to provide that home for its tenants, along with an approach of radical hope.

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Veronique Liem
Attorney, Liem Law

I serve on Avalon’s Board because I want to make a difference in our community and for those who struggle with mental health and housing, and because Avalon is such a leader in that effort.

Kelly Moore

Kelly Moore
Avalon Community Member

I chose to get on the Board of Trustees to contribute and serve Avalon Housing and its mission. To help mine and other tenants’ voices be heard and issues resolved. To be a voice of reason and be a trustworthy individual that tenants can come to in a time of need.

Al Newman

Allan Newman
Vice President
Community Volunteer

I serve on Avalon’s Board because I’m passionate about Avalon’s mission and feel honored to be able to help.

Linda Rexler

Linda Rexer
Executive Director, Michigan State Bar Foundation, Retired

I serve on Avalon’s Board because of Avalon’s client-centered culture. Because of the supportive services model, which helps vulnerable individuals and families overcome obstacles, stay in their homes long term, build healthy lives, seek education, and work and contribute their talents to benefit the whole community.


Alex Thomas

Alex Thomas
Advisor, New West Willow Neighborhood Association; Community Organizer

I’m grateful for how Avalon impacted my life while a tenant. I love and respect the organization and its mission, and I feel compelled to contribute.

Margaret Wong

Margaret Wong
Registered Architect, Adjunct Faculty, Lawrence Technological University

I serve on Avalon’s Board because of the organization’s mission and the remarkable, tireless and visionary way the whole Avalon staff works to make that mission a reality. My interest in serving on the Board is motivated by my desire to make our community more just and humane.

How You Can Help

Avalon Housing’s services are supported by our partners and funded entirely by our community. Learn more about how you can volunteer or give today.

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