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ALLEN EINSTEIN

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Received B.A. and M.A. degrees from Wayne State and Oakland University before pursuing his passion for education and eventually founding The Einstein Method.

LAWRENCE J. SAK

SECRETARY

Former Engineering Executive at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles retired 2018. Owner Sub 3 Consulting LLC. Licensed Professional Engineer. Lawrence is the father of two sons and is passionate about education. He goes the distance as confirmed by his participation in numerous marathons throughout the year.

ROBI MITRA

TREASURER

Finance Director, Bollinger Motors.  Robi works closely with the team on corporate strategy, strategic partnerships, finance and raising capital. Former Managing Director of Soaring Pine Capital Management.

DENISE BIANCHINI

DIRECTOR

Denise Bianchini received a B.A. degree in Women’s and Gender Studies from Oakland University. She feels that it is a privilege and an honor to be on The Einstein Method board. She enjoys volunteering for community, church, school and outreach organizations. Denise has chaired, co-chaired and worked on various committees for The Birmingham Community House including but not limited to, Holiday Gift Show, Dogtown, Tigertown, and House Tour. When not volunteering, she enjoys skiing, paddle boarding and loves training for Sprint Triathlons (swim, bike, run) events.

MICHAEL E. WILLIAMS

DIRECTOR

Presidents and Chief Executive Officer, Orchards Children’s Services. Trustee for Albion College. Former President of the Association of Accredited Child and Family Agencies. An active participant in the National Black Child Development Institute.

ERICA WIDEMAN

DIRECTOR

Erica Wideman is an elementary school teacher in Clarkston Community Schools. She received her B.A. in Elementary Education with a focus in Language Arts and Mathematics. Erica is currently pursuing M.A. degree in K-12 Education Administration. She believes that not only does education help students develop academically, but socially and emotionally as well. As an educator, Erica champions building trusting relationships with her students as a means to lift them up.

JOSEPH BIANCHINI

DIRECTOR

Received B.A from Michigan State University and has held various roles in the automotive and commercial real estate/development industry. Currently serves as a Project Manager for 814 CRE, a development company. Joe has a unique way of perceiving the ins and outs of problem-solving, demonstrated throughout his career and his spare time devotion to competitive bicycle racing.

ELISE TOWNSEND

DIRECTOR

An ESL teacher at Avondale Middle School, Elise received her B.A. from MSU in Elementary Education with a focus on Language Arts and a Minor in TESOL. She is currently working on her Master’s in K-12 Administration. Elise brings creativity and enthusiasm to her classroom and this board. She is passionate about developing a curriculum that is inclusive of a collective student experience and promotes equity to close the achievement gap for marginalized students.

JASON CLINKSCALE

DIRECTOR

The principal of Berkshire Middle School in Birmingham Public Schools since 2011. Also serves as a board member with Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition and with Birmingham Youth Assistance. Jason not only spends his days being surrounded by kids, but 24/7 is involved in organizations that are involved in trying to make life better for them.

ALEX LAUER

DIRECTOR

Realtor specializing in sustainable growth, assemblage, adaptive re-use development, and other commercial and residential components with a background in music performance, venue management and restaurant management in Detroit. Alex is a former Project 2000 success story. His willingness to learn, examine his surroundings and see ways to improve situations and put actions into effect is an amazing thing to behold. In life there are talkers and doers. Alex fits firmly on the side of the man who gets things done.

SHIRLEY BRYANT

ADVISORY COUNCIL

Board of Trustee, Oakland Community College. Past Chair, Orchards Children’s Services. Former President of Rotary Club of Birmingham. Former Executive Director of Community Relations, Birmingham Public Schools.

JONATHON PODOLSKY

ADVISORY COUNCIL

Principal Jocpoco Real Estate Investment Group. John has sat on several boards and committees for non-profits relating to Senior Housing.

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