Profiles

Rachel Grey Ellis
May 1, 2017

BBYO Lifer

She has a smile that lights up a room. She laughs easily and often. A petite brunette in jeans and a ponytail, working with teens, she’s easily mistaken for a big sister rather than a mom of three. Given her boundless energy at 43, Rachel Grey Ellis has found the perfect match for her professional and personal skills in her role as Senior Regional Director at BBYO, a position she has held since 2015.

March 30, 2017

Chief Exec Change Agent

As his former title at Quicken Loans suggests, “V.P. of Miscellaneous Stuff,” David Carroll has done it all: Mortgage Operations, Legal Affairs, Corporate Compliance, Technology Advancement, Facilities Design, Real Estate, Human Resources, Community Affairs, Government Relations, Detroit Advocacy and Philanthropy. Claiming an early “retirement” in 2016 after 25 years at the epicenter of the company that’s changing the landscape of downtown Detroit, David brings his business acumen and passion for community service to JARC – stepping up from his role as President of the Board to serve as “Chief Executive Change Agent” and Interim CEO.

Dana Burnstein, Jordyn Taylor, and Lori Taylor
March 1, 2017

Family Tree

Is there a giving gene? What is it that inspires selfless acts of kindness, and can those be nourished from generation to generation? Meet Dana Burnstein, Lori Taylor and Jordyn Taylor, three generations who share the enterprise of the Dr. Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic.

Dr. Burnstein was a cardiologist who had a kind heart and a big of dream. In 1997, he started a free clinic in a homeless shelter in Pontiac, Michigan. There, in a space no larger than a closet, he provided care to hundreds of needy and uninsured patients for nearly five years. In 2003, Dr. Burnstein passed away, leaving the legacy of the clinic to his wife, Dana, his son, Ian, and daughter, Lori, along with friends, volunteers, supporters and generous donors. This is their story . . . a story of family, community, caring and giving.

Gabe Neistein
February 1, 2017

Happy Camper

Making his mark, listed among the “36 Under 36” in The Jewish News, Gabe Neistein is Tamarack Camps' Alumni Relations Director, working on his Masters in Community Development at the University of Detroit Mercy. A resident of Rivertown downtown, Gabe is all-in: a Jewish Detroiter first, a NEXTGen PresenTense Fellow, a loyal Spartan, a passionate Packers "owner," a whole-hearted city booster, a ready volunteer, a consummate community professional and an all-round great guy.

Sam Dubin
January 1, 2017

Advocate for Inclusivity

Director of Sales and Marketing and fourth generation Dubin at Dubin Cleaners & Laundry, NEXTGen Detroit Board member, former Central Michigan Hillel President, veteran volunteer and lay leader extraordinaire, most recently and notably Chair of NEXTGen Detroit Pride.

Herb Hanson
January 1, 2017

The Chosen

Jewish Detroit’s web developer, Herb Hanson is named the recipient of the 2016 “Norm and Susie Pappas Award for Innovative Ideas” that enhance the work of Federation.

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